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This Act may be cited as the Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists Act, 1999 and shall come into operations on such a date as the Minister may, by notice in the Gazette, appoint.
(1) There is established a Board to be known as the Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists Board. (2) The Board shall be a body corporate with perpetual succession and a common seal and shall, in its corporate name, be capable of - (a) Suing and being sued;(b) taking, purchasing or otherwise acquiring, holding, charging or disposing of movable and immovable property;(c) Borrowing or lending money; and (d) Doing or performing all such other acts necessary for the proper performance of its functions under this Act which may lawfully be done or performed by a body corporate. 4.The Headquarters of the Board shall be in Nairobi. 5.(1) The object and purpose for which the Board is established shall be to exercise general supervision and control over the training, business, practice and employment of laboratory technicians and technologists in Kenya and to advise the Government in relations to all aspects thereof.
(2) Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, the Board shall – (a) prescribe, in consultation with the College and such approved training institutions as the Board may deem appropriate, the courses of instruction for laboratory technicians and technologists; (b) Consider and approve the qualifications of laboratory technicians and technologists for the purposes of registration under this Act. (c) Approve institutions for the training of laboratory technicians and technologists;(d) Licence and regulate the business and practice of registered laboratory technicians and technologists; and (e) Regulate the professional conduct of registered laboratory technicians and technologists and take such disciplinary measures as may be appropriate to maintain proper professional standards. 6.The Board shall consist of(a) the Directory of Medical Services;(b) the head of the National Public Health Laboratories of the Ministry;(c) the Registrar;(d) the Director of technical training in the Ministry for the time being responsible for education;(e) the medical laboratory technologist in charge of the Division of Vector-Borne Diseases;(f) three registered laboratory technicians, two of whom shall be in private practice, to be elected by the Association;(g) three registered laboratory technologists, two of whom shall be in private practice, elected by the Association.(h) the executive chairman of the Association;(i) not less than three but not more than five laboratory technicians and technologists appointed by the Minister; and(j) not more than two other member co-opted by the Board from time to time whose knowledge
and experience is deemed necessary for the better performance of its functions. (2) The Minister shall appoint a chairman from among the members of the Board.
(3) The Board shall elect a vice-chairman from amongst its members, who shall be a laboratory technician or technologist in private practice.7.The Board shall have all powers necessary for the proper performance of its functions under this Act and in particular, but without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, the Board shall have power to - (a) control, supervise and administer the assets of the Board in such manner and for such purpose as best promotes the purpose for which the Board is established;(b) determine the provisions to be made for capital and recurrent expenditure and for the reserves of the Board;(c) receive any grants, gifts, donations or endowments and make legitimate disbursements therefrom;(d) enter into association with other bodies or organizations within or outside Kenya as the Board may consider desirable for appropriate and in furtherance of the purpose for which the Board is established;(e) open a banking account or banking accounts for the funds of the Board; and(f) invest any funds of the Board not immediately required for its purposes in the manner provided in section 38.8.(1) The conduct and regulation of the business and affairs of the Board shall be as provided in the Schedule. (2) Except as provided in the Schedule, the Board may regulate its own procedure. 9.Subject to this Act, the Board may, either generally or in any particular case, delegate to any committee of the Board or to any member, officer, employee or agent of the Board, the exercise of any of the powers or the performance of any of the functions or duties of the Board under this Act.10. The Board shall pay its members such remuneration, fees or allowances for expenses it may determine.11.The Board may appoint such officers and other staff as are necessary for the proper discharge of its functions under this Act, upon such terms and conditions of service as the Board may determine. 12.No matter or thing done by a member of the Board or by any officer, employee or agent thereof shall if the matter or thing is done bona fide for executing the functions, powers
or duties of the Board, render the member, officer, employee or agent personally liable to any action, claim or demand whatsoever.13.The provisions of section 12 shall not relieve the Board of the liability to pay compensation to any person for any injury to him, his property or to any of his interests caused by the exercise of any power conferred by this Act or by the failure, whether wholly or partially, of an