To register a complaint against medical practitioner, you'll need:
These documents should be mailed or hand delivered to:
Addressing Complaints from the Public
Upon receiving a complaint from the public regarding a registered medical practitioner, the Council reviews the complaint and all the support documents The Council then informs the medical practitioner regarding the complaint and seeks his/her comments and explanations.
Based on the responses received from the medical practitioner, the Council adjudicates if the practitioner indeed committed an act which contravenes the Medical Board Act.
Appropriate action will then be undertaken by the Council within the statutory framework of the Medical Board Act. The complainant will be notified of the Council decision in writing
Please note that all complaints will be confidential.
Also, please note that the Council of the Medical Board of Trinidad & Tobago is limited in its scope with respect to the actions that can be taken against a medical practitioner.
Council usuall deals with complaints regarding unethical and unprofessional practice. Any criminal complaints (e.g., sexual assault, murder) must be brought to the attention of the Trinidad & Tobago Police Service as well as the Director of Public Prosecution (D.P.P.).
The Council Agreed that members of the public are entitled to view the Register of Medical Practitioners on payment of $1.00 (see form enclosed). However, this request must be done in writing by the person requesting to view said Register and a mutual appointment would then be established between the two (2) parties i.e. a representative of the MBTT (Member of Council) and the person requesting to view the Register.
All active medical practitioners must be licensed to practice. Members of the general public may enquire about a physician's registered qualifications and standing in the Medical Board.