It was at the time of the First All Nepal Medical Conference in 1963 that the Nepal Medical Association (NMA) requested by way of a resolution to HMG/N that a Nepal Medical Council Act and a Drug Control Act be passed. The Nepal Medical Council Act was ultimately passed in February, 1964. A notification which appeared in the Nepal Gazette of Bhadra 28th, 2022 BS stated:
Under the powers delegated by Subclause (3) of Clause (1) of the Nepal Medical Council Act, 2020 BS, His Majesty's Government has enforced the following Clauses 2,3,4,5,6,7,8, 10,11,12, 31,32 and 33.
The Council consisted initially of nine members viz. four elected by the NMA, and three nominated. The President of NMA was ex-officio member and the Director of Health Services was the first Chairman. The same notification went on to state that Mr. Bimal Raj Basnyat, then a section officer in the Health Services was the Registrar of the Council.