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Code of Ethics Regulations, 2002

The Medical Council of India, with the previous approval of the Central Government, hereby makes the following regulations relating to the Professional Conduct, Etiquette and Ethics for registered medical practitioners, namely:-


Short Title and Commencement:

  1. These Regulations may be called the Indian Medical Council (Professional conduct, Etiquette and Ethics) Regulations, 2002.
  2. They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

CHAPTER I

1. CODE OF MEDICAL ETHICS

A. Declaration
 

B. Duties and responsibilities of the Physician in general:

1.1
Character of Physician
1.2 Maintaining good medical practice
1.3 Maintenance of medical records
1.4 Display of registration numbers
1.5 Use of Generic names of drugs
1.6 Highest Quality Assurance in patient care
1.7 Exposure of Unethical Conduct
1.8 Payment of Professional Services
1.9 Evasion of Legal Restrictions

CHAPTER 2

2. DUTIES OF PHYSICIANS TO THEIR PATIENTS

2.1 Obligations to the Sick
2.2 Patience, Delicacy and Secrecy
2.3 Prognosis
2.4 The Patient must not be neglected
2.5 Engagement for an Obstetric case 

CHAPTER 3

3.. DUTIES OF PHYSICIAN IN CONSULTATION

3.1 Unnecessary consultations should be avoided
:
3.2 Consultation for Patient’s Benefit

3.3 Punctuality in Consultation

3.4 Statement to Patient after Consultation

3.5 Treatment after Consultation
3.6 Patients Referred to Specialists

3.7 Fees and other charges:

CHAPTER 4

4. RESPONSIBILITIES OF PHYSICIANS TO EACH OTHER

4.2 Conduct in consultation
4.3 Consultant not to take charge of the case
4.4 Appointment of Substitute

4.5 Visiting another Physician’s Case

CHAPTER 5

5 DUTIES OF PHYSICIAN TO THE PUBLIC AND TO THE PARAMEDICAL PROFESSION

5.1 Physicians as Citizens
5.2 Public and Community Health

5.3 Pharmacists / Nurses

CHAPTER 6

6. UNETHICAL ACTS

6.1 Advertising:
6.2 Patent and Copy rights
6.3 Running an open shop (Dispensing of Drugs and Appliances by Physicians)

6.4 Rebates and Commission:
6.5 Secret Remedies
6.6 Human Rights
6.7
Euthanasia 
CHAPTER 7

7. MISCONDUCT



CHAPTER 8

8. PUNISHMENT AND DISCIPLINARY ACTION

APPENDIX - 1

DECLARATION

APPENDIX – 2

FORM OF CERTIFICATE RECOMMENDED
FOR LEAVE OR EXTENSION OR COMMUNICATION
OF LEAVE AND FOR FITNESS

APPENDIX-3

FORMAT FOR MEDICAL RECORD

APPENDIX –4

LIST OF CERTIFICATES, REPORTS, NOTIFICATIONS ETC. ISSUED BY DOCTORS FOR THE PURPOSES OF VARIOUS ACTS / ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS

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