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Mandatory 60 days appeal period for errant doctors: EMRB

New Delhi: The State Medical Councils has been directed by the Ethics and Medical Registration Board (EMRB) of the National Medical Council (NMC) to give two months period to the errant doctors to file appeal before the EMRB before taking disciplinary action against them. The State medical councils are statutory bodies that hear complaints against the doctors and initiate action against them including debarring them from future practice, if found guilty.

The Ethics and Medical Registration Board (EMRB) is the appellate authority against the decision of State medical council and as per the existing provision a doctor can appeal in the EMRB against the State medical council within a period of 60 days. “Some State council mention that doctor can approach the EMRB for appeal within 60 days from the date of issue of order of the State council and the order of the State council will be executed only after the period of appeal is over. However all State councils do not follow this practice” the letter from EMRB to State council states.