The National Commission for Allied and Healthcare Professions Act, 2021

CourtMinistry of Health and Family Welfare
Act Number14
Enactment Date28 Mar 2021
Record Number202114
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THE NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR ALLIED AND HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONS
ACT, 2021
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ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
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CHAPTER I
PRELIMINARY
SECTIONS
1. Short title and commencement.
2. Definitions.
CHAPTER II
NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR ALLIED AND HEALTHCARE PROFESSION
3. Constitution and composition of Commission.
4. Term of office and conditions of service of Members.
5. Resignation and removal of Members.
6. Cessation of membership and filling up of casual vacancy of Member.
7. Meetings of Commission.
8. Vacancies, etc., not to invalidate proceedings of Commission.
9. Officers and other employees of Commission.
10. Professional Councils.
11. Functions of Commission.
12. National Allied and Healthcare Advisory Council.
13. Central Allied and Healthcare Professionals' Register.
14. Privileges for enrolment on Central Register.
15. Rights of persons who are enrolled on Central Register.
16. Registration in Central Register.
17. Issue of certificate of registration.
18. Registration of additional qualifications.
19. Removal of name from Central Register.
20. Interim Commission.
21. Search-cum-Selection Committee.
CHAPTER III
STATE ALLIED AND HEALTHCARE COUNCIL
22. Constitution and composition of State Council.
23. Terms and conditions of service of Member.
24. Resignation and removal of Member.
25. Cessation of membership and filling up of casual vacancy of Member.
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SECTIONS
26. Meetings of State Council.
27. Vacancies, etc., not to invalidate proceedings of State Council.
28. Officers and other employees of State Council.
29. Constitution and functions of Autonomous Boards.
30. Functions of State Council.
31. Constitution of Advisory Board.
32. State Allied and Healthcare Professionals' Register.
33. Registration in State Register.
34. Issue of duplicate certificates.
35. Renewal of name of Allied and Healthcare professionals in the State Register.
36. Removal of name of a person from State Register.
37. Restoration of name of a person in the State Register.
38. Recognition of persons offering services prior to commencement of Act.
CHAPTER IV
RECOGNITION AND RECIPROCITY
39. Recognition of allied and healthcare institutions and reciprocity.
CHAPTER V
ESTATBLISHMENT OF NEW ALLIED AND HEALTHCARE INSTITUTION
40. Permission for establishment of new allied and healthcare institutions, new courses of study, etc.
41. Power to require information from allied and healthcare institutions.
42. Recognition of allied and healthcare qualifications by State Council.
43. Withdrawal of recognition.
44. Failure to maintain minimum essential standards by allied and healthcare institutions.
CHAPTER VI
FINANCE, ACCOUNTS AND AUDIT
45. Grants by Central Government.
46. National Allied and Healthcare Fund.
47. Accounts and audit of Commission.
48. Annual report of Commission.
49. Returns and information.
50. Grants by State Government.
51. State Allied and Healthcare Council Fund.
52. Accounts and audit of State Council.
53. Annual report of State Council.
54. Authentication of orders, etc.
55. Practice by allied and healthcare professionals.
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SECTIONS CHAPTER VII
OFFENCES AND PENALTIES
56. Penalty for falsely claiming to be entered in Central Register and State Register.
57. Misuse of titles.
58. Failure to surrender certificate of registration.
59. Penalty for contravention of provisions of Act.
60. Cognizance of offences.
CHAPTER VIII
MISCELLANEOUS
61. Bar of jurisdiction.
62. Protection of action taken in good faith.
63. Direction by Central Government.
64. Act to have overriding effect.
65. Power of Central Government to make rules.
66. Power to make regulations.
67. Laying of rules and regulations.
68. Power of State Government to make rules.
69. Power to remove difficulties.
70. Power to amend Schedule.
THE SCHEDULE.

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