According to Law No. 90-36 of 10 August 1990 on the practice and organization of the profession of physicians in Cameroon, the following shall be deemed guilty of the illegal practice of medicine
1 – Any practitioner who practices his art under a pseudonym or who gives consultations
1 – Any practitioner who practices his art under a pseudonym or who gives consultations on premises used for commercial purposes where the equipment he prescribes or uses is sold;
2 – Any unauthorized person who, even in the presence of a practitioner, takes part
2 – Any unauthorized person who, even in the presence of a practitioner, habitually or by continuous direction, takes part in the diagnosis or treatment
2 – Any unauthorized person who, even in the presence of a practitioner, habitually takes part, or by direction, in the diagnosis or treatment of illnesses by personal acts, consultations, or any other means.
3 – Any practitioner who exercises his art in violation of the provisions of Article 2 above or
who lends his assistance to unauthorized persons;
4 – Any practitioner who practices his art despite a sentence of temporary or permanent prohibition
4 – Any practitioner who practices his art despite a sentence of temporary or permanent prohibition to which he is subject.
Without prejudice to more severe administrative, disciplinary, or criminal sanctions, any person found guilty of unlawful practice of the profession of medicine shall be liable to imprisonment for a term of six (6) days to six (6) months and a fine of 200,000 francs or either of these two penalties only.
The court may, where appropriate, order the confiscation of the equipment used in the commission of the offense and the closure of the establishment.
Any person convicted of an offense under this Act shall immediately cease his activity. In addition, the closure of his or her practice or clinic may be ordered by the Council of the Order independently of any judicial decision.
The Council of the Order may refer the matter to the investigating court or the criminal court or, where appropriate, act as a civil party in any proceedings brought by the Public Prosecutor’s Office against any person charged or accused of illegal practice of the
of the medical profession.