Making medical and dental practises better in the Cook Islands
The Cook Islands Medical and Dental Council is a regulatory body established and mandated under the Medical and Dental Act 1976. Membership of the Council consist of the following:
The Purpose and Function of the Council are;
For more information on Medical and Dental, read the following documents below.
Members of the Cook Islands Medical and Dental Association consist of the following:
Part 1: Title and Office
Part 2: Objectives
Part 3: Membership
Any medical or dental practitioner may apply in writing to the Secretary. The Executive Committee will grant approval under one of the following conditions:
Any person is entitled to full membership provided they are:
Any person who is not eligible under the criteria above and has been granted interim permission by the Cook Islands Medical and Dental Council, to practice medicine and dentistry.
A retired member may be elected a life member by the majority of members present at any General Meeting. He or she is entitled to free membership.
Any Cook Islands doctors working overseas may become honorary members of the Association provided he or she is a paid member. Honorary members may not have any voting rights.
Extraordinary General Meeting
Extraordinary General Meeting may be called by the Council or at the request of more than 20% of all paid members.
The Association shall meet once every two months. Such meetings shall be preceded by a meeting of the Executive Council who will set the agenda for such meetings.
Notice and Agenda of Meetings
The Secretary, on the instructions of the Executives, shall notify the members via an appropriate medial source, of the agenda, time and place of the meeting, not less than 14 days before the meeting.
The quorum for the Annual General Meeting, Extraordinary General Meeting and General Meeting shall be 20% of all paid members of the Association in Rarotonga. The quorum for the Executive Committee meeting shall be four members.
Part 6: Amendments of the Constitution
The Annual General Meeting and or the Extraordinary General Meeting shall have the authority to rescind, alter or all to any of the rules of the Constitution.
Part 7: Executive Committee
Part 8: Discipline and Expulsion of members
Part 9: Duties of Office bearers
Part 10: Use of funds
The funds of the Association shall be used solely for:
Part 11: Auditors
Part 12: Inspection of books
Part 13: Constitution
Part 14: Dissolution