New Medical Education Act in Kerala
A bill for regulating admission and fixing fees in private medical colleges in Kerala was introduced in the state assembly and got passed with majority support. Now the bill needs nod from Governor. The bill is titled 'The Kerala Medical Education (Regulation and Control of Admission to Private Medical Education Institutions), 2017'. The bill is planned to replace the Kerala Medical Education (Regulation and Control of Admission to private medical Educational Institutions) Ordinance, promulgated in April, 2017.
Presenting the he bill Health Education Minister said since the government had received reports of malpractices by various managements in the admission procedure, it has been decided to enact a legislation to regulate admission and fees in these institutions. A 11-member Admission and Fee Regulatory Committee, chaired by a retired judge of the supreme court, would be formed to determine fee and admission process.