EXTENSION OF TRANSITIONAL PERIOD FOR REGISTRATION OF HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
The Emergency Powers (Covid-19) (Health Professions) Regulations 2020 was made by the Governor
under section 4(1) of the Emergency Powers Ordinance and article 6(1) of the Emergency Powers
(Overseas Territories) Order 2017.
It came into operation on June 10, 2020 and shall expire on December 31, 2020, unless earlier revoked.
This Regulation extends the transitional period for registration for a health professional who before June
10, 2019, was registered and licensed as a health practitioner under the repealed Health Practitioners
Ordinance. The Health Registrar, with the approval of the relevant Council, may endorse the extension of
a practitioner on an existing licence, or issue an interim licence at a fee of $50 until December 31, 2020.
The Regulation states that a health professional who wishes to be registered and licensed as a practitioner
in the Islands shall submit an application for registration and licensing under the Health Professions
Ordinance no later than August 31, 2020. Health professionals are encouraged to continue to submit
applications for registration with the Health Secretariat, noting the deadline of August 31, 2020. This will
enable the Councils to complete the process of applications by December 31, 2020.
A person who submits an application shall follow the procedures set out in the Health Professions
Ordinance and the Health Professions Regulations and ensure that the application complies with all the
requirements set out under the Ordinance and Regulations; and that applications are submitted with the
relevant documentation required as listed on page 4 of the application form for Registration.
Any new applications for health professionals who were not registered and licensed under the Health
Practitioners Ordinance, may continue to be submitted as is provided in the Health Professions Ordinance
The Health Secretariat