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We register doctors to practise medicine in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Our purpose is to protect, promote and maintain the health and safety of the public by ensuring proper standards in the practice of medicine.

 

Our Role

We are the only government authorized independent regulator for doctors in Andhra Pradesh. Our legal purpose is to protect, promote and maintain the health and safety of the public by making sure that doctors meet our standards for good medical practice. We do that by controlling entry to the medical register and setting the standards for medical schools and postgraduate education and training. We also determine the principles and values that underpin good medical practice and we take action when those standards are not met. We have strong and effective legal powers designed to maintain the standards that the public have a right to expect from doctors. We are not here to protect the medical profession – their interests are protected by others. Our job is to protect patients. When any doctor fails to meet our standards, we will act to protect patients from harm – if necessary, we will remove the doctor from our register and remove their right to practise medicine.

 

Accountability

Patients’ interests are best served by independent, accountable regulation. We are therefore independent of the government, although authorized by it. We are independent of any other group or organisation and are publicly accountable for the outcome of our functions. Independent, accountable regulation must:

  • put patient safety first
  • support good medical practice
  • promote fairness and equality and value diversity
  • respect the principles of good regulation: proportionality, accountability, consistency, transparency and targeting.

 

Legal Status

Andhra Pradesh Medical Council is a body corporate established by an Act of the State Legislature vide Act.No.23 of 1968, by integrating the hitherto State Medical Councils i.e. Hyderabad and Andhra Medical Council. Over time, legislation has been introduced that defines our powers and responsibilities in the various areas of our work.

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