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High Court disallows Karntaka Medical Council to cancel of registration certificates

High Court disallows Karntaka Medical Council to cancel of registration certificates

Bengaluru: The High Court has through an interim order, disallowed the Karnataka Medical Council (KMC) from cancelling registration certificates of practicing doctors, who have not paid their registration fee or submitted a renewal application for their registrations, under the new law.

Justice Bopanna passed the order in response to the petitions filed by Dr. BS Kakkilaya and others, who questioned the legality of state medical council’s authority to ask for a renewal fee and also fix a due date for its payment, without framing any rules and regulations. The practitioners also opposed the amendment made by the state medical council that called for CME based renewal of licences

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This comes after the Karnataka Medical Council, brought into implementation the norms requiring medical practitioners to undergo not less than 100 hours conducted by an organization/institution recognized by MCI and produce the certificate for the same for the purposes of re-registration. The sudden decision of the implementation indeed disgruntled the medical practitioners of the state as the KMC Act was amended about four years ago to bring in the clause but the norms were now being enforced through an intimation issued as late as December 14, 2016, with a dead line of 31st December, 2016.

The petitioners were seen questioning the legality of the KMC Act’s amendment in 2012 reports the Hindu. Calling the KMC Act amendment illegal, the petition  stated that if accepted, it would override the powers of the Medical Council India (MCI), which is the only body that has the power to prescribe standards in medical education and accord recognition to any institution or organization.

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Calling the CME based registrations discriminatory, the petitioners said that in many other states, a CME certification was not required for renewal of registration. They made this contention based on the fact that registration with the Karnataka Medical Council automatically grants medical practitioners registration with the MCI and the permission to practice in any of the states.

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    Dr B S Kakkilaya February 4, 2017, 7:42 pm

    High court of Karnataka has been giving relief only for those who have approached them with writs,though the same problem is faced by every Registered Doctor in the State. More and more writs along the same lines will have to be gone through on the same matter.may be the Courts have their own reasons for it.However it is now for the world to see that KMC is over reaching their limits.KMC wants renewal of registrations annually with a fee.They also wish to link RE-REGISTRATION to CMEs,(immaterial whether 10 or 100 hrs).THE SAME KMC IS KEEPING SILENT WHEN GOVT SEEKS TO TRAIN AYUSH GRADUATES FOR SIX MONTHS AND ALLOW THEM TO PRACTICE ALLOPATHY.THE VERY SAME GOVT AND KMC WANT REAL ALLOPATHIC GRADUATES TO RENEW THEIR REGN EVERY YEAR,(sic..To prevent QUACKERY ),WANT EVERY ALLOPATHY TO UNDERGO CMEs OF 100hrs before RE-REGN,WANT THEIR BIOMETRICS(to prevent Quackery n misuse of certificates !),WANT ALLOPATHS TO UNDERGO REVALIDATION EXAMS PERIODICALLY. WHO ARE THEY TAKING CARE OF ? People ? Quacks ? Allopathic Doctors ?

  2. KMC
    Is allowing AYUSH doctors to practise allopathic medicine with no mbbs degree
    No cme requirement for ayush!!
    No degree needed either!!!
    KMC is supposed to safe guard health of people and well being of mbbs doctors
    It is doing neither!!

  3. Very GOOD job done. These things need to be challenged . These are very bad practices to generate money by the state Govt and ways to fleece the doctors . States should desist from fleecing doctors and cheating doctors .