Frequently Asked Questions

Is this website secure to lodge a complaint against a doctor?

Yes. The complainant’s personal information and transactions on the website are secured through GoDaddy.com

How do I become registered and licenced with the Bahamas Medical Council?

The process of application for registration is set out in Form A in the Second Schedule of the Medical Act 2013. Qualifications and procedures for registration is set out in Section 15 and 16.

You must:

  •     Have a Medical Degree from an institution of learning recognized by the Council as a body for such
  •     Have completed an internship in a satisfactory manner
  •     Have completed a minimum of two (2) years of supervised rotational medical practice post internship
  •     Can read, write and speak and understand the English Language
  •     Is a fit and proper person to practice medicine in The Bahamas
  •     Complete an application form and submit all required documentation

Will I be notified by the Council of my application for registration?

Yes. Once an application is submitted to the Council office it is reviewed and an email confirmation will be forwarded to the address on file to acknowledge receipt. An applicant may receive an email notice to should the Council require additional information.

What happens after I apply and I am notified?

Once an application is submitted to the Council and the applicant is notified, it is prepared to be presented at the next schedule Council Meeting.

When does the Council meet?

The Council holds regular meetings on the 4th Tuesday of every month and may at any time conduct special electronic meetings.

What happens if I am approved for a registration with the Bahamas Medical Council?

If approved, the applicant will be notified via mail and email of the status of his/her application. You would be required to pay the requisite fee comparable to the category of the registration given.

See Fee Schedule.

What form of payment is acceptable by the Bahamas Medical Council?

Cash and Cheque payments are accepted. All check payments should be made payable to:

Bahamas Medical Council

Is there a penalty for a physician who is engaged in the practice of medicine and not registered with the Bahamas Medical Council?

Yes. Anyone who engages in the practice of medicine and not registered by the Council commits an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000.00) or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two (2) years or to both such fine and imprisonment.

Where should I make a complaint against a physician?

You may submit a complaint to the office of the Bahamas Medical Council in person or by clicking on the “Contact Us” link at the top of the page. All queries must include the name of the complainant, address and telephone contact; the name of the physician and a brief summary of the complaint. See the process on how to submit a complaint by clicking the link “Concerns about Doctors” at the top of the page.

How do I apply for a Certificate of Good Standing?

You may apply by submitting a letter of request addressed to the Registrar for a Certificate of Good Standing. Please note the processing time is 3 – 5 business days and is at a cost of one hundred ($100.00). All Checks should be made payable to the Bahamas Medical Council.

What are the office hours of the Bahamas Medical Council?

The Council office is open Mon – Fri, 9:00am – 5:00pm

  • General Medical Register

    View all medical practitioners in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas
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  • Registration

    In order to practice medicine or surgery you must be registered by The Council
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  • Renew Licence

    All licences must be renewed prior to the 31st day of December, each year
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