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.”
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.
“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
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
(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.
- 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