27. Powers and functions of Ethics and Medical Registration Board.-
(1) The Ethics and Medical Registration Board shall perform the following functions, namely:-
(a)maintainNational Registers of all licensed medical practitioners in accordance with the provisions of section 31;
(b) regulate professional conduct and promote medical ethics in accordance with the regulations made under this Act: Provided that the Ethics and Medical Registration Board shall ensure compliance of the code of professional and ethical conduct through the State Medical Council in a case where such State Medical Council has been conferred power to take disciplinary actions in respect of professional or ethical misconduct by medical practitioners under respective State Acts;
(c)developmechanisms to have continuous interaction with State Medical Councils to effectively promote and regulate the conduct of medical practitioners and professionals;
(d)exerciseappellate jurisdiction with respect to the actions taken by a State Medical Council under section 30.
(2) The Ethics and Medical Registration Board may, in the discharge of its duties, make such recommendations to, and seek such directions from, the Commission, as it deems necessary.