Indonesia Medical Council, Jakarta, Indonesia

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The country's medical association and legislators agreed in a hearing that a medical council established in June 2004 under a health bill should be independent in order to protect public interests. The council has several powers, including the handling of lawsuits from patients, drawing up of ethical and educational standards for the medical profession, and issuing and revoking registration certificates. As an effort to improve the quality of medical services, the council is expected to manage, determine and improve the level of competency of doctors. The council will consist of 25 persons, of which 15 are doctors, four are staff members of the Ministry of Health, four are staff members of the Ministry of National Education and two are citizens.

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