The Medical and Dental Council is the Statutory Governmental
Agency that regulates standards of training and practice of
medicine and dentistry in Ghana. It was established under
the Medical and Dental Decree, 1972 (NRCD 91), as amended by
the Medical and Dental (Amendment) Decree, 1979 (NRCD 91),
and Medical and Dental (Amendment) Decree, 1979 (AFRCD 8).
The NRCD 91 repealed the then existing Medical and Dental
Act, 1959 (Act 36) as subsequently amended. Subject to the
provisions of the NRCD 91, the Medical and Dental Board (Act
36) then in existence immediately before the commencement of
the Decree was deemed to be the Medical and Dental Council
under the Decree.
The two-year pilot scheme for
requirements for reaccreditation of Medical and
Dental Practitioners ended in December, 2009.
Following a review involving discussions with
stakeholders and reviews at various levels, Council
has decided on the following for further
In January of every year, The Registrar shall publish in the Gazette the
name, addresses, dates of registration and qualifications of all
registered practitioners. The Council shall provide three classes of
registers for the registration of practitioners