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The Bangladesh Unani and Ayurvedic Practitioners Ordinance, 1983

( Ordinance NO. XXXII OF 1983 )

Chapter II


Functions of the Board
13. The following shall be the functions of the Board, namely:-
(a) to consider applications for recognition under this Ordinance made by institutions imparting or desiring to impart instruction in the Unani or Ayurvedic systems of medicine;
(b) to secure the maintenance of an adequate standard of efficiency in recognised institutions;
(c) to make arrangement for the registrations of duly qualified persons in accordance with the provisions of this Ordinance;
(d) to appoint committees and sub committees for carrying out the purposes of this Ordinance;
(e) to hold examinations and confer certificates, diplomas or degrees in Unani and Ayurvedic systems of medicine;
(f) to provide for research in the Unani and Ayurvedic systems of medicine and to establish research centre or academy for this purpose;
(g) to make arrangements for standardisation of the Unani and Ayurvedic medicines;
(h) to prepare and publish text books to meet the needs of teachers of Unani and Ayurvedic systems of medicine;
(i) to publish journals, periodicals and bulletins on Unani and Ayurvedic systems of medicine;
(j) to prepare and publish Unani and Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia and Code of Ethics for practitioners registered under this Ordinance;
(k) to award scholarships and stipends to the students of recognised institutions;
(l) to collect fees or charges prescribed for admission to the examination held by the Board and for certificate, diploma or degree to be granted or conferred by the Board under this Ordinance;
(m) to recommend to the Government any grant for a recognised Unani or Ayurvedic institution;
(n) to make arrangements for establishment of standard Unani and Ayurvedic colleges, hospitals and charitable dispensaries;
(o) to make arrangements for establishment and operation of a Unani and Ayurvedic medical store for supplying medicines and accessories to the Unani and Ayurvedic hospitals and dispensaries; and
(p) to do such other acts and things as it may be empowered or required to do by this Ordinance or the rules.

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