The National Medical Commission Act, 2019

Aug 16, 2019 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

Industry Specific Compliance

The Ministry of Law and Justice on August 08, 2019, notifies the National Medical Commission Act, 2019. It extends to the whole of India. It will come into force on such date the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette will appoint.


• to provide for a medical education system that improves access to quality and affordable medical education, 

• to ensure availability of adequate and high quality medical professionals in all parts of the country that promotes equitable and universal healthcare that encourages community health perspective and makes services of medical professionals accessible to all the citizens; 

• to promotes national health goals, 

• to encourage medical professionals to adopt latest medical research in their work and to contribute to research; 

• transparent assessment of medical institutions and facilitates maintenance of a medical register for India and enforces high ethical standards in all aspects of medical services that is flexible to adapt to changing needs and has an effective grievance redressal mechanism and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

The Central Government will constitute the National Medical Commission, a body corporate to acquire, hold and dispose of property, both movable and immovable.

The Commission shall perform the following functions, namely:— 

(a) lay down policies for maintaining a high quality and high standards in medical education and make necessary regulations in this behalf; 

(b) lay down policies for regulating medical institutions, medical researches and medical professionals and make necessary regulations in this behalf; 

(c) assess the requirements in healthcare, including human resources for health and healthcare infrastructure and develop a road map for meeting such requirements; 

(d) promote, co-ordinate and frame guidelines and lay down policies by making necessary regulations for the proper functioning of the Commission, the Autonomous Boards and the State Medical Councils; (e) ensure co-ordination among the Autonomous Boards; 

(e) take such measures, as may be necessary, to ensure compliance by the State Medical Councils of the guidelines framed and regulations made under this Act for their effective functioning under this Act; 

(f) exercise appellate jurisdiction with respect to the decisions of the Autonomous Boards; 

(g) lay down policies and codes to ensure observance of professional ethics in medical profession and to promote ethical conduct during the provision of care by medical practitioners; 

(h) frame guidelines for determination of fees and all other charges in respect of fifty percent of seats in private medical institutions and deemed to be universities which are governed under the provisions of this Act; 

(i) exercise such other powers and perform such other functions as may be prescribed.


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