Welcome to the website of the Saint Lucia Medical & Dental Council (SLMDC), a statutory, regulatory authority, established under the Health Practitioners Act No 33 of 2006. The SLMDC seeks to regulate the health care profession through the mandatory registration and licensure of all medical and dental practitioners seeking to practise in Saint Lucia. We hope that you will find the information useful and we welcome your feedback in order to better serve your needs, whether you are a health practitioner or member of the public ...
The overall functions of the Saint Lucia Medical and Dental Council are:
- to register and license medical and dental practitioners,
- to regulate medical and dental practitioners,
- to work independently, impartially and in the public interest,
- to follow the mandate of the Health Practitioners Act no 33 of 2006 which is to protect the public.
Applicants must fill out the registration forms which must be submitted with the required documents and in accordance with the guidelines for submission. Click here for application forms and here for the list of requirements and guidelines for submission. Also to include in the application are the malpractice and statutory declarations.
The approval of one's application for registration is contingent on the applicant’s fulfillment of the set criteria to the satisfaction of Council members.
The application for one's initial practicing license can be submitted at the same time as one's application for registration. Click here for application forms.
Who can complain about a doctor or dentist?
Anyone can file a complaint against a doctor or dentist. This includes members of the public, employers, other health care professionals and the SLMDC. The Complaints subcommittee of the SLMDC is responsible for considering complaints against doctors and dentists in the first instance.
How to make a complaint
Should you wish to make a complaint against a registered medical or dental practitioner, you must fill out the notification (complaint) form and submit to the offices of the SLMDC to the attention of the Executive Director.
A certificate of good standing gives evidence that a medical or dental practitioner is duly registered and licensed to practice in a particular jurisdiction and is in good standing with the medical council/board of that jurisdiction.
To obtain a Certificate of Good Standing, you will need to submit a written request which must include:
- the name of the health practitioner, registration and license number
- the name and address of the requesting medical board or other entity
- two references: one from a peer and one from your current employer.
- A fee of XCD10.00 or USD5.00 in cash or by cheque made payable to the Saint Lucia Medical and Dental Council. Oversees checks are not acceptable.