Licensing of Healthcare Facilites

Healthcare facilities evaluated against sets of standards, which have requirements that healthcare facilities must meet in order to grant a facility license then to get the licensing renewal to prepare the facilities to go for Accreditation stage.

Licensing Standards for Healthcare Facilities Assessment

  1. Initial Assessment (Announced):

    Architectural standards that asset the quality and patient safety of healthcare facilities.

  2. Final Assessment (Announced):

    Operational standards that asset the quality and safety of healthcare facilities.
  3. Licensing Renewal Assessment (Announced):

    Assessment for healthcare facilities to ensure the proper implementation of operational policies and procedures.
  4. Ad-Hoc Assessment (Unannounced):

    Assessment in response to certain complain within healthcare facilities.
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Steps of the process of licensing the health facilities

Licensing healthcare

Laws & Regulations

Emiri Decree No 5 For The Year 2001 – Fees For Licensing      Healthcare Facilities (arabic only)

Certificate of Agents

Registration certificate of agents of factories and pharmaceutical companies.pdf

Requirements & Application Forms

Step 1.A
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Application for registration for an existing building (Template 1)
Step 1.B
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Application for registration for green land (Template 1)
Step 2
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Application for initial assessment registration
Step 2.1
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Application for new price list assessment checklist for new healthcare facility (initial assessment)
Step 2.2
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Application for technical assessment for the safety of medical devices (Template 4)
Step 3
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Application for registration for final assessment
Step 4
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Application for registration of license renewal of healthcare facility
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Application for changing medical director of the healthcare facility
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Application for changing owner

Application for healthcare facility decommissining
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Application for orientation session about national healthcare facility program
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Application for medical service advertisement approval
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Application for modification of medical service price list (Template 5)
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Application to add or cancel medical services within a healthcare facility (Template 2) (Template 3)
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Application for Registration of a Medicine factory Initial assessment
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Application for Registration of a Medicine factory final assessment
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Application for Medical Service Advertisement Approval


Additional Lists

Template 1: Additional list of scopes/services to be requested, attached to applications of registration for an existing building or green land

Template 2: Additional list of scopes/services to be requested, attached to application of add or cancel medical services within healthcare facility

Template 3: Additional list of healthcare professionals, attached to application of add or cancel medical services within healthcare facility

Template 4:  Electronic equipment list

Template 5: National Pricing Template

Template 5: National Pricing Template for Nursing Agencies

Template 6: Health Facilities Classification 


Note: For inquiries & registration please visit counter 11 at MOPH Building - Ground floor (08:00 am - 12:00 pm)

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