Kerala Clinical Establishments (Registration and Regulation) Act to come into force from Jan 1, 2019

Kerala Clinical Establishments (Registration and Regulation) Act to come into force from Jan 1, 2019

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Kerala Clinical Establishments Act (Registration and Regulation) Act, 2018, comes into force in the State on January 1, 2019, bringing all clinical establishments, private and public, under a regulatory umbrella, ensuring quality, transparency, and accountability in healthcare delivery.

 

 

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The Kerala Clinical Establishment Act 2018, the definition of clinical establishment is very wide and includes within its ambit any hospital, maternity home, nursing home, dispensary, clinic, sanatorium or any institution that offers services requiring treatment, diagnosis or care for illness, injury, deformity, abnormality, dental care or pregnancy.

 
In Section 19 of the Act, all clinical establishments should be registered under the Act and no person will be allowed to run a clinical establishment unless it is registered in accordance with the provisions of the Act and the rules made pursuant to the Act.
 

 

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Permanent registration shall be valid for a period of three years and has to be renewed after that.
The Act provides for establishment, composition, and functions of the State Council and Executive Committee

A State council

 

State Council for Clinical Establishments, which will classify clinical establishments and fix minimum standards for each category. Fourteen District Registration Councils, which are the implementing agencies, will be formed.

 
The said Act also provides for constitution of ‘Authority for Registration’ in each district for registration of clinical establishments. This Authority shall be responsible for grant, renewal, suspension or cancellation of registration of a clinical establishment.
Further, the Act prescribes penalties for offences under the Act including for non-registration.
Source: Barandbench, TheHindu

 

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