This is constituted under section II (I) of Ayurveda Act No. 31 of 1961 as amended by Ayurveda (Amendment) Law No. 7 of 1977. The Act provides for a Council of a maximum of 18 members consisting of ex-officio president of the Council. The Registrar who also functions as the Secretary to the Council is appointed by the Council itself.The Ayurvedic Medical Council is the authority responsible for
The members for the time being of the Council form a body corporate with the name of â€œThe Ayurvedic Medical Councilâ€�. The Council has perpetual succession and the right to sue and be sued. It may acquire and hold any movable or immovable property and enter into contracts.Of the functions assigned to the Council, the most important is the registration of Ayurvedic practitioners. The Ayurveda Act. No. 31 of 1961 provides that only a registered Ayurveda practitioner is entitled to use the title â€œVaidyacharyaâ€� (physician) and only such a practitioner is legally or duly qualified to practice Ayurvedic medicine. Any person who, not being a registered Ayurvedic practitioner, practices for gain Ayurvedic medicine shall be guilty of an offence.
Make Ayurvedic Medical Council the Apex body of Ayurveda in Sri Lanka equipped with all required facilities
Protect the legal foundation necessary for qualitative development of the Ayurvedic field, providing maximum service to the public through Ayurveda under professional ethics
Confer the legal authority on professionals who have the knowledge, attitudes, skills and experience necessary to provide qualitative services in the field Ayurveda in accordance with provisions of the Ayurveda Act No.31 of 1961
Indigenous Medical Board established in 1928 on a recommendation made by a Sub Committee of the state Council of 1927 was the first legally authorized establishment in the Sri Lankan Ayurvedic field. Subsequently the Ayurvedic Medical Council was established in terms of the Ceylon Ayuveda Medical Council Ordinance No. 46 of 1935 was re-established under the provision of the Indigenous Medical Council Ordinance No. 17 of 1941 (amended by No. 49 of 1945 and No. 49 of 1949) The Ayurveda Medical Council functioning how is an organization established under the Ayurveda Act No.31 of 1961. In terms of Section (I) of Part III therein, this council comprise the following.
In terms of Section II(i) of the Ayurveda Act No. 31 of 1961 the Ayurveda Medical Council in empowered to