What is The Council?

The Bahamas Medical Council, (“the Council”), is a body corporate registered under the provisions of the Medical Act, 1974, and was established on September 30, 1974. The Council is responsible for the registration and licencing of physicians to practice in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.

Registered Office Address: 
#37 Collins Avenue
P.O. Box N-9802
Nassau, Bahamas

Our governing body, the Council has seven (7) members and is comprised of a Chairman, the Registrar and the Office Administration Staff.

The Role of the Bahamas Medical Council (BMC)

The Bahamas Medical Council registers and licence physicians to practice medicine in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas and ensures that the highest standards of professional conduct in medical practice are maintained thus protecting the public.

We have four main functions:

  • Maintain a current register of qualified physicians
  • License physicians to practice medicine in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas
  • Monitor and enforce the standards of professional conduct and the practice of medicine
  • Promote and prescribe continuing medical education and training

We protect the public

We are the independent regulator for physicians in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.

We set the entry standards to the medical register and the standards for the postgraduate education and training. We determine the principles and values that underpin good medical practice and take action when those standards are not met.

Read more about how we protect patients and the public

Our legal status

The Bahamas Medical Council (BMC) was established under the Medical Act, 2014. Over time, legislation has been introduced that defines our powers and responsibilities in the various areas of our work.

  • General Medical Register

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

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

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