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:
#79 Collins Avenue
P.O. Box N-9802
Our governing body, the Council has seven (7) members and is comprised of a Chairman, the Registrar and the Office Administration Staff.
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, 2013. Over time, legislation has been introduced that defines our powers and responsibilities in the various areas of our work.