1. The process for restoration is only applicable to doctors who were previously granted Full registration by SMC. It does not apply to doctors previously granted Provisional, Conditional or Temporary registration.
2. Before the doctor can practise in Singapore again, he / she will need to apply in writing to the Registrar, Singapore Medical Council, for restoration to the Register of Medical Practitioners. The application must state the grounds on which the application is made and must be accompanied by:
a) an updated curriculum vitae and service testimonial(s) from past and/or current employers if the applicant has practised and/or is practising overseas since his / her name is removed from the Register; or
b) a declaration letter stating the applicant’s inactive clinical practice if he/she has not been practising since his/her name is removed; and
c) any other information, statements or documents from the application under this regulation, requested by SMC, if it thinks fit; and
d) the restoration fee.
3. In addition to paragraph (2a), an application for the restoration of a name removed from a register under Section 31(f) of the Act shall, unless the SMC has otherwise directed, be supported by the original Certificate(s) of Good Standing (CGS). The applicant must arrange for the original CGS to be sent to SMC directly by the issuing authority(ies) where the applicant has practised and/or is practising overseas since his/her name was removed from the register. The original CGS will be valid for only 3 months from its issue date. CGS submitted through the applicant will not be accepted.
4. In addition to paragraph (2), an application under Section 56 of the Medical Registration Act (for the restoration of a name removed from a register pursuant to an order made by the Disciplinary Tribunal) shall be accompanied by:
a) A statutory declaration in Form E set out in Third Schedule; and
b) At least 2 certificates of the applicant's identity and good character in Form F set out in the Third Schedule, each signed by a different registered medical practitioner of at least 10 years' standing and who is not a related person. (Note: 'related person' means the applicant's spouse, parent, sibling or child.)
5. In addition to paragraph (2), an application under Section 59 of the MRA (for the restoration of a name removed from a register on the recommendation of the Health Committee) shall be supported by 2 medical reports given by different registered medical practitioners certifying that the applicant is fit to practise.
6. Notwithstanding the above, SMC may also require the applicant to:
a) undergo and pass an assessment conducted / arranged by SMC or SMC's appointees; or
b) attend such course(s) of instruction as determined by SMC.
7. SMC may, if it thinks fit in any case or class of cases, dispense with any requirement mentioned from paragraphs (2) to (5). Satisfaction of the criteria for restoration per se does not mean automatic approval for restoration. Each application for restoration will be considered on its own merits.
8. Should the doctor wish to practise as a specialist or family physician in Singapore after his/her name is restored to the Register of Medical Practitioners, he/she must apply for accreditation by the Specialist Accreditation Board (SAB) or the Family Physician Accreditation Board (FPAB) and be registered as a Specialist or Family Physician with SMC before he / she is allowed to do so.
9. In the event that the application for restoration is approved, the doctor may apply for a new practising certificate (PC).