YASALAR & TÜZÜKLER

KTTB YASA(İngilizce)

Altered Version and Number 13/1976

The Law of the Turkish Medical Association

The Parliament of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus approves

the following Constitution:

Abbreviation              1. This Constitution may be cited as “The Constitution of the Association of Turkish

13/1976                          Cypriot Doctors.”

55/1977

74/1989

9/1992

Definition of              2. In this Constitution, unless otherwise indicated by the context,

Certain Expressions    “Ministry” means the Ministry in charge of Health Matters.

and Terms                   “Association” means the Association of Turkish Cypriot Doctors,

which is a professional foundation established by Article 3 of this Constitution,

which combines the Chamber of Turkish Cypriot Doctors and the Chamber Turkish Cypriot Dentists under one umbrella organisation.

“Dentist” denotes such a person whose qualification has been approved in accordance with Article 4 of this Constitution and who has received a diploma from an institute teaching dental medicine.

56/1989                     “Public Hospitals” denotes health institutions linked to the Law governing

45/1990                      -the Department of Institutions for In-Patient

Treatment (Principles of

17/1991                       Foundation, Duty and Operations) and the

Department of Basic Health

61/1992                Services (Principles of Foundation, Duty and

Operations), as well as health

43/1993                institutions providing health services within the

structure of other public

32/1997                associations and institutions in the service of health care.

36/1998

10/1999

37/2000

40/2000

35/2001

52/2002

35/2003

66/2003

57/1989

41/1993

33/1996

14/1997

13/1999

38/2000

41/2000

36/2003

“Registered” refers to those who had registered within the legal framework before the date this Constitution came into force, and to those who registered with the Association within the framework of the rules of this Constitution.

“The Chamber of Turkish Cypriot Dentists” denotes the Chamber established in accordance with Article (3), Paragraph (2) of this Constitution.

“The Chamber of Turkish Cypriot Doctors” denotes the Chamber established in accordance with Article (5), Paragraph (1) of this Constitution.

“Consultant doctor” signifies a doctor or dentist who gives his/her opinion

and assists the attending doctor in the determination during the period of

diagnostics and treatment.

“Attending doctor” signifies the doctor or dentist who looks after

the patient and who is charged with his/her treatment and takes on

the follow-up care.

“Chamber” signifies the institution within the boundaries of the Turkish

Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC), which is constituted by the

membership of professionally active doctors and dentists, consisting

of two separate professional sub-groups, the Chamber of Turkish

Cypriot Dentists and the Chamber of Turkish Cypriot Medical Doctors.

“Private Health Institutions” includes private clinics, private

dispensaries and private surgeries opened and run by natural or

juristic persons in accordance with currently valid laws.

“Health Institution” denotes the totality of public hospitals and private

health institutions.

32/1998                      “Administrative Director” is used in the sense it is employed in

38/2002                  the Code for the Supervision of Private Hospitals, Private Clinics,

Private Dispensaries and Private Surgeries.

“Branch” means the branches of the Chamber that are established

in accordance with Article (3) of this Constitution.

“Doctor” denotes a person whose qualification has been approved

in accordance with Article (4) of this Constitution and who has taken

his/her degree from an institution teaching medicine. He/she is also

known as a “physician”.

“Specialist doctor” denotes a doctor who, having received his/her degree

from an institute teaching medicine in the case of a medical doctor, and

from an institute teaching dental medicine in case of a dentist, has gone on to

specialize in a separate branch of medicine.

“Member Register” denotes the register set up in accordance

with Article (24), Paragraph (1) of this Constitution.

Establishment             3. (1)   A Chamber of Turkish Cypriot doctors is established having its

of the Association,                 centre in Lefkosa, which is made up of military and civilian doctors

the Chambers and                  who have the nationality of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus

the Branches                         and are authorized to practice their profession and skills within the

of the Chambers                    boundaries of the TRNC; who practice their skills independently,

or, making use of their degree, take up government or private

employment.

(2)   A Chamber of Turkish Cypriot dentists is established having its

centre in Lefkosa, which is made up of military and civilian dentists

who have the nationality of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus

and are authorized to practice their profession and skills within the

borders of the TRNC; who practice their skills independently, or,

making use of their degree, take up official or private employment.

  1. Under this Article an Association of Turkish Cypriot Doctors is established, having its seat in Lefkosa, which is associated with the Chamber of Turkish Cypriot Doctors and the Chamber of Turkish Cypriot Dentists that it is composed of.

profession in the TRNC, and in order to work in public

hospitals, private health establishments or any other official or

private institution in connection with their profession, and in

order to continue performing their duties, are obliged to register

with the Member Registers of the Association and the associated

Chambers, and to safeguard their membership by fulfilling the

obligations of membership.

Persons who are not registered w