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How to get a Private Medical Institution Licence in Kenya

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How to get a Private Medical Institution Licence in Kenya by Kenyans247(1): Tue Feb 2020 01:04pm
Procedure
Obtain forms IX or download from http://www.medicalboard.co.ke; fill and submit to the Board.

Attach the following documents:-

Company or Business Registration Certificate
Certified copies of Professional Certificates of all Health Professionals working therein including licenses from their respective Regulatory Authorities.
Building Architectural Plans for hospitals and nursing homes.
Hospitals and Nursing Homes must have a mortuary or a cold room for dead bodies.
All in-patient facilities must have a clearly defined method of waste disposal and management systems in place including incinerators, placenta pits etc.

The facility should be inspected by the County Director of Health or County Health Management Team or Joint Board and Council Inspection Team.

It may be a requirement from other Health Regulatory Authorities to obtain their licenses for other facilities: e.g. Laboratory, Pharmacy, Radiology and X-ray Services etc.

The Proprietor/Administrator/Director must ensure that: -

All payments are paid in full as per the category.
Licenses are up to date.
Health Professionals working therein are registered and licensed by their respective Boards/Councils.

Required Documents
Fill Licence to Render Form
Copy of the degree certificate with the original for certification
Academic transcripts
Current licence or registration certificate from country of origin
Certificate of good standing from the registering authority sent directly to the Board
Evidence or appropriate linguistic skills in English and/or Kiswahili for non-Kenyans
Evidence of employment/job offer in a recognized Institution. Private practice is not allowed on licence to render
Acceptable evidence of identity
Two passport size photographs
Curriculum vitae
Prescribed fee
Board Exam/ Peer Review
Payment required fee

Office Locations & Contacts
Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board
Woodlands Road off Lenana Road, Nairobi


P.O. Box 44839 00100

Nairobi, Kenya

Tel: 020-2728752 / 2711478 / 2724994

Mobile: +254 720 771 478/ +254 738 504 112

Fax: +254 20 2724938

Email: info@kenyamedicalboard.org

Website: http://www.medicalboard.co.ke

Map http://medicalboard.co.ke/contact-us/

Eligibility
Private medical and dentists institutions



Fees
Application Fee: Kshs 1,000/=

License Fee: Kshs 10,000/=



Validity
One Year


Documents to Use
Application for Registration of a Private Medical Institution Form IX

http://medicalboard.co.ke/resources/Application_For_Reg_of_a_Prvte_Med_Inst.pdf

Processing Time
Maximum Processing Time: 5 days


Instructions
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
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)
Email address
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

Others
The Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board is a statutory authority established under Cap 253 Laws of Kenya to regulate the practice of medicine and dentistry in the country.

External Links
Private Medical Institution Licence http://www.businesslicense.or.ke/index.php/license/details/id/195

Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board http://medicalboard.co.ke/

Medical Practitioners and Dentists Act http://www.kenyalaw.org:8181/exist/kenyalex/actview.xql?actid=CAP.%20253

Registration requirements for Medical & Dental Institutions http://medicalboard.co.ke/registration-requirements-for-medical-dental-institutions/

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