Constitution and composition of the Council
3. (1) The Council shall consist of the following members, namely:-
(a) the Director of Health Services (Curative), ex officio;
(b) the Director of Health Services (Preventive), ex officio;
(c) the Director of Drug Administration, ex officio;
(d) the Director of Nursing Services, ex officio;
(e) the Director General of Army Medical Services, ex officio;
(f) the Director General of Family Planning, ex officio;
(g) the Director, National Institute of Preventive and Social Medicine, ex officio;
(h) the Deans of the Faculty of Medicine of the Universities of Dacca, Chittagong and Rajshahi, ex officio;
(i) ten members, at least two from each administrative Division of Bangladesh to be nominated by the Government;
(j) one member each to be elected by the teaching staff of the Institute of Post Graduate Medicine and Research and each Medical College and Dental College of Bangladesh from amongst the teachers on its staff;
(k) one member to be nominated by the Bangladesh Medical Association;
(l) one member to be nominated by the Bangladesh Private Medical Practitioners Association;
(m) one member, belonging to the legal profession, to be nominated by the Chief Justice of Bangladesh;
(n) eight members of Parliament, one from each of the four administrative Divisions and one from each of the four Divisional cities, to be nominated by the Speaker; and
(o) two women members to be nominated by the Government.
(2) No person shall at one and the same time serve as a member in more than one capacity.
(3) The President of the Council shall be elected by the members from amongst themselves.
(4) No act done by the Council shall be invalid on the ground merely of the existence of any vacancy in, or any defect in the constitution of, the Council.