ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
1 Short title
3 Certain provisions of Agreement to have force of law in Jamaica
4 Financial provisions
5 Power of Minister to make implementing orders
6 Amendment of Schedule and consequential matters
THE CARIBBEAN ACCREDITATION AUTHORITY (MEDICINE AND OTHER HEALTH PROFESSIONS) ACT
[Date of Commencement: 11th August, 2006]
Act 9 of 2006.
This Act may be cited as the Caribbean Accreditation Authority (Medicine and other Health Professions) Act.
In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires-
"Agreement" means the Agreement Establishing the Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and other Health Professions, signed at Castries, St. Lucia on the 13th day of November, 2003 of which the text of the Articles is set out in the Schedule;
"Authority" means the Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and other Health Professions, established by Article 2 of the Agreement.
The provisions of Articles 14, 15 and 16 of the Agreement shall have the force of law in Jamaica.
All sums required to be paid to the Authority by the Government for the purpose of meeting the obligations of Jamaica under the Agreement are hereby charged on the Consolidated Fund.
The Minister may, by order, make such provisions as he considers necessary or expedient for giving effect to the Agreement.
(1) Where any amendment to the Agreement is accepted by the Government, the Minister may, by order, amend the Schedule by including therein the amendment so accepted.
(2) Any order made under this section may contain such consequential, supplemental or ancillary provisions as appear to the Minister to be necessary or expedient for the purpse of giving effect to the amendment accepted under subsection (1), and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, may contain provisions amending references in this Act to the specific provisions of the Agreement.
(3) An order made under this section shall be subject to negative resolution.
(4) Where the Schedule is amended pursuant to this section, any reference to the Agreement in this Act or any other instrument shall, unless the context otherwise requires, be construed as a reference to the Agreement as so amended.
(Sections 2 and 6)
THE CONTRACTING PARTIES
Recalling the provisions of the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas establishing the Caribbean Community, including the CARICOM Single Market and Economy signed at Nassau, the Bahamas, on 5 July, 2001;
Concerned that international trends in the accreditation of training programmes in certain fields, in particular, the regional accreditation initiatives of the European Union will have implications for the traditional methods of accrediting medical programmes offered by institutions in the Caribbean Community;
Acknowledging the absence of a regional system of accreditation for training programmes in the Caribbean Community in medicine and other health professions;
Recognising that the establishment of such a system is essential within the Caribbean Community and that such a system must be internationally recognised;
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