By an ordinance of the President of Peoples Republic of Bangladesh, Bangladesh Medical Council was formed in 1972 which was passed in the Parliament in 1973 as Bangladesh Medical Council Act 1973. In 1980 it was amended with certain modification and Bangladesh Medical & Dental Council Act. 1980 was formed. After long 30 years in 2010, there were some more updated amendments of 1980 act and Medical & Dental Council Act 2010 (Act. 61) was passed in parliament.
Council has its Registrar’s office in Dhaka & is headed by President who is elected by the members of the Council from amongst themselves. Registration of new doctors, renewal of medical licenses and additional postgraduate qualifications are registered here in registrar’s office.
Beyond those above routine works, Council is dealing with all the disciplinary measures ie. complaints lodged against doctors, formulation of undergraduate/ postgraduate course curriculum, recognition of degrees awarded from abroad, recognition of different journals and accreditation of both govt. and non-govt. Medical/ Dental Colleges/ Institutes etc.