Person not to practise as registered midwife without practising certificate
(1) A registered midwife shall not practise as such unless the midwife is the holder of a current practising certificate.
(2) A registered midwife may apply to the secretary for a practising certificate.
(3) An application under this section shall be accompanied by-
(a) the prescribed fee for the issue of a practising certificate;
(b) a declaration signed by the applicant stating whether or not the applicant has been convicted of a criminal offence that is punishable with imprisonment, in Hong Kong or elsewhere and, if the applicant has been convicted of such an offence, giving details of the conviction.
(4) On receipt of an application that complies with this section, the secretary shall issue the applicant with a practising certificate.
(5) A practising certificate is subject to such conditions with respect to the practice of midwifery as the Council may impose and are specified in the certificate.
(6) If the secretary issues a practising certificate for a period that is to begin in the year in which the application for the certificate is made, the secretary shall issue a certificate for the period beginning with the date of its issue and ending the end of the third year beginning on 1 January of the year of issue.
(7) If the secretary issues a practising certificate for a period that is to begin in the year following the year in which the application for the certificate was made, the secretary shall issue a certificate for 3 years beginning on 1 January of the first year of the relevant period.
(8) A practising certificate ceases to have effect if the name of its holder is removed from the register.
(9) A person who is required under this section to be the holder of a practising certificate is taken to have obtained the certificate on making an application for such a certificate in accordance with this section and paying the prescribed fee.