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How to Obtain Clinical Officer Private Practice Licence in Kenya

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How to Obtain Clinical Officer Private Practice Licence in Kenya by Kenyans247(1): Sat Feb 2020 08:40am
Procedure
To obtain a clinical officer private practice license, the applicant has to contact the Clinical Officers Council offices. http://clinicalofficerscouncil.org/contact-us/
The applicant has to make sure he or she has all the required documents that are required for this process to be successful and they can be found under the "Required Documents" section of this page or in the Clinical Officers Council's website. http://clinicalofficerscouncil.org/coc_resources/private-practice/
Payment of appropriate fees should be made and that can be found under the "Fees" section of this page or in the Clinical Officers Council Payment Details page. http://clinicalofficerscouncil.org/what-we-do/payment-details/
On completion of this process, the Council will issue to the applicant a practicing license in the prescribed form within sixty days.

Required Documents
Part time


Application to the registrar
Attach letter of no objection from immediate supervisor
Committee sits quarterly to deliberate and make decisions
Feedback given to applicant of the decision
Applicant required to submit original inspection report from county/ sub-county
Provide master facility code

Full time (general practice)

Application to the registrar
Attach

(a) copies of termination of service (either by resignation, retirement or end of contract
(b) clearance certificate from immediate former employment
Committee sits quarterly to deliberate and make decisions
Feedback given to applicant of the decision
Applicant required to submit original inspection report from county/ sub- county hmt
Provide master facility code

Office Locations & Contacts
Clinical Officers Council,
Blue Violet Building, Suite 203, Kindaruma Road Off Ngong Road, Nairobi

P.O. Box 19795 K.N.H.,

Nairobi

Phone No: 0725 705 144

Fax: 020 722618

Email: info@clinicalofficerscouncil.org

Website: http://clinicalofficerscouncil.org

Map Location http://clinicalofficerscouncil.org/contact-us/

Eligibility
A clinical officer who has rendered unblemished medical or dental services in the service of the Government or in the service of any organization or institution approved by the Council, for a period of not less than ten years,

Validity
Annual

Processing Time
Within sixty days


Instructions
A registered Clinical officer who wishes to practice as a Clinical officer should apply to the Council for a licence in the prescribed form.


Required Information
Full Name
Date of Birth
ID No
Current Postal Address
Mobile No
Current Email Address
Qualifications
Declaration

Need for the Document
A clinical officer should not engage in private practice unless he/she has been issued with a valid private practice licence by the Clinical Officer Council.

The license allows the clinical officer to engage in private practice on his/her own behalf or to be employed either full-time or part-time by a clinical officer or a medical practitioner or dentist engaged in private practice.



Information which might help
The Council may refuse to issue, cancel, withdraw, suspend, refuse to renew or revoke any licence where the Council has reasonable grounds to believe that the licensee or applicant is in breach of any of the provisions of the Clinical Officers Act, and in particular the Council shall suspend, cancel, withdraw, revoke or refuse to renew or issue a licence to a person, though qualified to be licensed who has-

been incapacitated by age, illness or any other justifiable reasons;
become a drug addict;
been found guilty of a criminal offence affecting his profession as a Clinical officer;
been found guilty of professional malpractice or misconduct in respect to his calling.
Where the Council is to exercise its powers under the regulation mentioned above, the Council shall give the licensee or applicant an opportunity to be heard in person before the Council.

A licensee or applicant who is aggrieved by the decision of the Council under this regulation, may appeal within sixty days from the date of that decision to the Medical Board of Health.

External Links
Clinical Officers Council http://clinicalofficerscouncil.org/

The Clinical Officers (Training, Registration And Licensing) Act (Cap. 260) http://clinicalofficerscouncil.org/practicing-regulations/

Private Practice http://clinicalofficerscouncil.org/coc_resources/private-practice/

Others
The Clinical Officers Council was established by an Act of Parliament in 1988 with the mandate to regulate the training, registration and licensing of all Clinical Officers under the Clinical Officers (Training Registration & Licensing) Act Cap 260 Laws of Kenya and became operational in 1989.; COC works to ensure that clinical officers are trained to address Kenyans health needs and deliver high quality health services.

The mandate of COC is to oversee the training, registration and licensing of clinical officers as stipulated in Cap 260. In carrying out its mandate, the Council is responsible for:

Inspecting institutions intending to mount training of Clinical Officers, and also approves and reviews curricula and competency manuals for Clinical Officers. It also undertakes regular inspection of the training institutions to ensure maintenance of quality.
Indexing all students trained in approved training institutions before administering a Council examination.
Registering all Clinical Officers after undergoing internship successfully.
Issuing a Practicing License to a qualified Clinical Officer to practice both in the public and private sector, and renews the licenses bi-annually taking into consideration Continuing Professional Development points and observation of professional standards and ethics.

Source https://www.wikiprocedure.com/index.php?title=Kenya_-_Obtain_Clinical_Officer_Private_Practice_Licence

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