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The Physiotherapy Central Council Bill, 2017

THE PHYSIOTHERAPY CENTRAL COUNCIL BILL, 2017, By DR. KIRIT PREMJIBHAI SOLANKI, M.P.

A BILL

to provide for the constitution of Central Council of the Physiotherapy, theco-ordinated development in the education of phsiotherapy with a view toregulating and maintaining standards of such education, maintenanceof Register of Physiotherapists and for matters connected there with or incidental there to

BE it enacted by Parliament in the Sixty-eighth Year of the Republic of India as

CHAPTER I
PRELIMINARY

1.
(1) This Act may be called the Physiotherapy Central Council Act, 2017.
(2) It extends to the whole of India.
(3) It shall come into force on such date as the Central Government may, bynotification, appoint; and different dates may be appointed for constitution of differentCentral Councils and for different provisions of this Act.Short titleand commencement.Bill No. 200 of 2017AS INTRODUCED IN LOK SABHA52

2. (1) In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,—

    (a) "Central Council" means the Central Council of Physiotherapy, constituted under section 3;
    (b) "education" means programmes of education, research or training orsuch other programmes or areas as the Central Government may, in consultationwith the Central Council, by notification, declare in the discipline of physiotherapy;
    (c) "Fund" means the physiotherapy Central Council fund constituted undersection 30;
    (d) "institution" means any institution, by whatever name called, establishedby law for imparting education under this Act;
    (e) "member" means a member of the Central Council and includes itsChairperson and the Vice-Chairperson;
    (f) "notification" means a notification published in the Official Gazette;
    (g) "physiotherapist" means a person whose name has been entered in theregister of the Central Council;
    (h) "physiotheraphy" means medically directed therapy through physicalagents including heat, cold, light, water, massage, electricity or manual exerciseto persons with the aim of preventing or correcting any disability includes occupational therapy;
    (i) "prescribed" means prescribed by rules made under this Act;
    (j) "register" means the register maintained under sub-section (1) ofsection 23;
    (k) "regulations" means regulations made under this Act;
    (l) "University" means a University defined under clause (f) of section 2 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 and includes an institution declaredto be a deemed University under section 3 of the said Act.

   (2) Any reference in this Act of a law which is not in force in the State of Jammu and Kashmir shall, in relation to that State, be construed as a reference to thecorresponding law, if any, in force in that State.

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