Medical institution means a state licensed or approved hospital, nursing home, medical care facility, psychiatric hospital, or other facility or identifiable unit of a listed institution certified as meeting established standards for a nursing home or hospital in accordance with the laws of this state. In this article let us see How to apply for a Private Medical Institution Licence in Kenya.
A health facility is, in general, any location where healthcare is provided. Health facilities range from small clinics and doctor’s offices to urgent care centers and large hospitals with elaborate emergency rooms and trauma centers.
The application form must be returned to the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board within a period not exceeding three months from the date of issue. Applications which are not returned within the stipulated period shall be time barred.
Required Information – Private Medical Institution Licence in Kenya
Contact details of the proposed institution
Whether Hospital, Nursing Home, Maternity Home, Health Centre, Dispensary, Laboratory, etc.
Location of the institution
Full names and address of the applicant
If applicant is a director and/or administrator of the institution
Nationality of the applicant
Place and date of birth
Kenya national identity card no
Passport no. (if applicable)
Work permit no. (if applicable)
Full names of Directors of the institution including the following: Nationalities, Passport
Numbers, Work Permit Numbers, Email Address, Kenya National Identity Card Numbers, etc
Full names and registration number of the medical or dental practitioner who shall be in-charge of the patient health care at the proposed institution
Full details of professional qualifications of the person named at paragraph above
Full names and professional qualifications of any other person(s), identified by your institution to undertake patient health care at the institution (e.g., Clinical Officers, Nurses, Laboratory Technicians, X-ray Staff, Doctors, Technicians, Pharmaceutical Technicians, etc.).
Need for the Document
Doctors and dentists aspiring to practice in Kenya must comply with the statutory requirements for registration and licensing. Failure to obtain the necessary documentations constitutes an offence under section 22 of the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Act. Detailed information on documentation can be accessed via the Boards website and from the Boards offices.
Information which might help
It shall be the duty of every practitioner to practise in medical clinics, dental clinics and health facilities approved by the Board.
Every institution or practitioner shall be required to employ duly licensed and or retained practitioners, as the case may be.
Home visits will require the practitioner to be duly registered and licensed to indulge in private practice as prescribed by law.
Mobile clinics shall be required to be registered and licenced by the Board.
There shall be notification at least two (2) weeks of intent to hold any medical and/or dental camp to the Board and to the PDMS/PDPHS.
Other uses of the Document/Certificate
Operate a private medical institution
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