INTRODUCTION

Madhy Pradesh Medical Council , a Statutory Body constituted in April 1996, as a result of enactment of Madhya Pradesh Ayurvigyan Parishad Adhiniyam, 1987 by the Government of Madhya Pradesh. Madhya Pradesh Medical Council  is vested with powers, duties and function of regulating the practice of Modern Scientific System of Medicine in the State of Madhya Pradesh. The Madhya Pradesh Medical Council, Bhopal has been established on dt. 1.4.1996 vide State Government Gazette notification no. F-1-95-ME/LV/Med-2 dated 29.3.1996 to regulate the Allopathic Medical Profession in Madhya Pradesh in accordance with the provisions laid down in the Madhya Pradesh Ayurvigyan Parishad Adhiniyam, 1987.

Before 1.4.1996 there were three regional medical council namely (i) Mahakoshal Medical Council (Under the provisions of the Central Province & Berar Medical Registration Act, 1916 – Act no. 1 of 1916 (ii) The Madhya Bharat Medical Council (Under the provisions of Madhya Bharat Medical Practitioners Registration Act, 1954 – No. 16 of 1954 and (iii) Bhopal Medical Council (Under the provisions of Medical Practitioner Registration Act 1935 – Act no. 7 of 1935) functioning on regional basis for Mahakoshal, Madhya Bharat and Bhopal State Area.

Since the Madhya Pradesh Ayurvigyan Parishad Adhiniyam, 1987 (M.P. Act no. 11 of 1990) has been given effect for whole of the area of Madhya Pradesh State from 1.4.1996, therefore as per section 31 of the Act, the following consequences have ensued namely: -

A. The Following three regional medical registration Acts have been stand repealed w.e.f. 1.4.1996.
(i) The Central Province and Berar Medical Registration Act, 1916 (No. 1 of 1916)
(ii) The Madhya Bharat Medical Practitioners Registration Act, 1954 – No. (16 of 1954)
(iii) The Medical Practitioner Registration Act 1935 – Act no. 7 of 1935)
B. Consequently the following three regional medical council's have been stand dissolved on 1.4.1996 and all the registered medical practitioners of these three Regional medical council have been deemed as the registered medical practitioners of Madhya Pradesh Medical Council automatically in accordance with the provisions laid down in section 11(4) of the Madhya Pradesh Ayurvigyan Parishad Adhiniyam, 1987.
(i) Mahakoshal Medical Council (functioning up to 31.3.1996 under the provisions of the Central province & Berar Medical Registration Act 1916 – (Act no. 1 of 1916)
(ii) The Madhya Bharat Medical Council (functioning up to 31.3.1996 the provisions of Madhya Bharat Medical Practitioners Registration Act, 1954 – No. 16 of 1954 and
(iii) The Medical Council (Government) Bhopal (functioning up to 31.3.1996 under the provisions of Medical Practitioner Registration Act 1935 – Act no. 7 of 1935)
Powers
Powers, Duties & Functions of Madhya Pradesh Medical Council
- To maintain a State Medical Register, and to provide for the registration of medical practitioners.
- To prescribe a Code of ethics for regulating the professional Conduct of practitioners
- To reprimand a practitioner, or to suspend or remove his/her name from the register, or to take such other disciplinary action against him as     may, in the opinion of the Council be necessary or expedient
- To receive complaints from public (including patients and their relatives) against misconduct or negligence by a medical practitioner, to proceed for     inquest, take a decision on the merits of the case and to initiate disciplinary action.
- To provide protection to its members in discharging professional duties.