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Year : 1973

[Act, No. 59 of 1973]
[19th December, 1973]


An Act to provide for the constitution of a Central Council of Homoeopathy and the maintenance of a Central Registrar of Homoeopathy and for matters connected therewith.

BE it enacted by Parliament in the Twenty-fourth Year of the Republic of India as follows:-

(1) This Act may be called THE HOMOEOPATHY CENTRAL COUNCIL ACT, 1973.

(2) It extends to the whole of India.

(3) It shall come into force in a State on such date1*as the Central Government may, by notification in the official Gazette, appoint in this behalf for such State and different dates may be appointed for different States and for different provisions of this Act.


1. Chapter I, section 12 and Chap. V in whole of India and sections 3 to 11; 13 to 15, in all the States, except Haryana; H.P.; J. and K.; Manipur; Meghalaya; Nagaland; Punjab and Tripura and Union Territories of Chandigarh and Delhi, enforced on 1-8-1974
Chapters 2, 3 and 4 enforced in all the States (Except H.P., J. and K., Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura) and the Union Territories of Chandigarh and Delhi on and from 15-9-1978
Chapters 2, 3 and 4 enforced in Meghalaya and Himachal Pradesh w.e.f. 25-8-1987


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

(a) "Board" means a Board, Council, Examining Body or Faculty of Homoeopathy (by whatever name called) constituted by the State Government under any law for the time being in force regulating the award of medical qualifications in, and registration of practitioners of, Homoeopathy;

(b) "Central Council" means the Central Council of Homoeopathy constituted under section 3;

(c) "Central Register of Homoeopathy" means the register maintained by Central Council under this Act;

(d) "Homoeopathy" means the Homoeopathic system of medicine and includes the use of Biochemic remedies;

(e) "Medical institution" means any institution within or without India which grants degrees, diplomas or licences in Homoeopathy;

(f) "Prescribed" means prescribed by regulations;

(g) "Recognised medical qualification" means any of the medical qualifications in Homoeopathy, included in the Second or the Third Schedule;

(h) "Regulation" means a regulation made under section 33;

(i) "State Register of Homoeopathy" means a register or registers maintained under any law for the time being in force in any State regulating the registration of practitioners of Homoeopathy;

(j) "University" means any University in India established by law and having a Faculty of Homoeopathy and includes a University in India established by law in which instruction, teaching, training or research in Homoeopathy is provided.

(2) Any reference in this Act to 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 the corresponding law, if any, in force in that State.
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