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Medical Practitioner’s (Amendment) Act 2017

The Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD, has signed the commencement order for The Medical Practitioner’s (Amendment) Act 2017, which came into effect on Monday, November 6th, 2017. This Act amends the Medical Practitioners Act 2007, and outlines new mandatory legal requirements for all medical practitioners currently registered or applying to register with the Medical Council regarding levels of professional medical indemnity.

From November 6th, all new applicants to the Medical Council must provide evidence of professional medical indemnity. Full details of these requirements are available here. Medical practitioners will not be placed on the register unless this evidence is provided.

Medical practitioners currently registered with the Medical Council will be requested to confirm their professional indemnity arrangements at the renewal of their registration in June 2018, and further communication will be issued closer to that time.