What are the duties of a doctor in respect of signing professional certificates, reports and other documents?


eMediNexus    19 February 2023

Regulation 7.7 of the Indian Medical Council (Professional conduct, Etiquette and Ethics) Regulations, 2002 elaborates on the issue of signing professional certificates, reports and other documents. It states: “Registered medical practitioners are in certain cases bound by law to give, or may from time to time be called upon or requested to give certificates, notification, reports and other documents of similar character signed by them in their professional capacity for subsequent use in the courts or for administrative purposes, etc. Such documents, among others, include the ones given at Appendix 4. Any registered practitioner who is shown to have signed or given under his name and authority any such certificate, notification, report or document of a similar character which is untrue, misleading or improper, is liable to have his name deleted from the Register.”

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