CHAPTER-V
PARAMEDICAL INSTITUTIONS AND RECOGNITION
Recognition of Paramedical Qualification in certain emes. 24.

Where any Paramedical Institution is established or any Paramedical institution opens a new or higher course of study except with the previous permission of the State Government in accordance with the provisions of this Act, no Paramedical qualification granted to any student of such Paramedical institution shall be a recognised Paramedical qualification for the purposes of this Act.

Time for seeking Permission for certain existing Paramedical Institution. 25.

If any person has established a Paramedical institution or any Paramedical institution has opened a new or higher course of study or training or increases, the admission capacity, such person or Paramedical l institution, as the case may be, shall seek within a period of one year from the commencement of this Act, the permission of State Government in accordance with the provisions of this Act,.

Recognition of Qualification granted by University or Paramedical Institution in India.

26.

The Paramedical qualifications granted by Indian Medical Institutions, which are included Paramedical in the Schedules to the Council Act, 1956 (No. 102 of 1956) shall be recognised Paramedical qualifications for the purpose of this Act.

Recognition of Paramedical qualification granted by Paramedical Institution in countries with which there is a scheme of reciprocity. 27.
(1)

'Re Paramedical qualification. granted by medical institutions outside, India, which are included in the Schedule to the Medical Council Act, 1956 (No. 102 of 1956) shall be recognised Paramedical qualifications for the purpose of this Act.

(2)

The State Government after consultation with the Council may by notification in the Official Gazette amend the Schedule by directing that an entry be made therein in respect of any Paramedical qualification declaring that it shall he recognised Paramedical qualification only when granted before a specified date.

(3)

Where the Council has refused to recommend any Paramedical qualification which has been proposed for recognition by any Authority referred to in sub-section (2) and that Authority applies to the State Government in this behalf, the State Government after considering such application and after obtaining from the Council a report, if any, as to the reasons for any such refusal may by notification in the Official Gazette amend the Schedule so as to include such qualification therein and the provision of sub-section (2) shall apply to such notification.


Recognition of Paramedical Qualification granted by certain Paramedical institutions Whose qualification are not included in the Schedule.

28.

Any Paramedical institution in India, which desires a Paramedical qualification granted by it, to be included in the Schedule, may apply to the State Government with such application fee as may be fixed by regulation to have such qualification recognised and the State Government, after consulting the council, may by notification in the Official Gazette, amend the Schedule as to include such qualification therein, and any such notification may also direct that an entry shall be made in the last column of Schedule against such Paramedical qualification declaring that it shall be a recognised Paramedical qualification only when granted after a specified date.

Power to require information as to courses of study and qualification, examinations.

29.

Every University or Allied Heath Institution in India which grants a recognised Paramedical qualification, shall furnish such information as the Council, may, from time to time, require as to the courses of study and exanimations to be undergone in order to obtain such as to the ages at which such courses of study and examinations are required to be undergone and such qualifications conferred and generally as to the requisites for obtaining such qualification.

Inspection of Paramedical Institution.

30.

The Council shall cause all Paramedical Institution to be inspected as and when deemed necessary.

Withdrawal of recognition. 31.
(1)If it ap~ to the Council
(a)

that the courses the study and examination to be undergone in or the proficiency required from candidates at any examination held by any University or Paramedical institution; or

(b)

that the staff, equipment, accommodation, training and other facilities for instruction and training provided in such University or Paramedical institution or in any college or other institution affiliated to that University do not conform to the standards prescribed by the Council;

the Council shall take action for the withdrawal of recognition.
(2)

Before withdrawal of recognition the Council shall send a show cause notice to the Paramedical Institution or University specifying the period within which the reply shall be submitted.12 (28)

(3)

On recipt Of the reply Or where no reply is submitted within the period specified in the show cause notice then on the expiry of that period the Council shall take decision in the matter.


M i U i m U m E 32.

'Re Council may prescribe the minimum standards of Paramedical education required standards of for granting recognised Paramedical & Education Council qualifications (other than postgraduate Paramedical qualification) by Universities or Paramedical Institutions in India.