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.
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.
Application_For_Reg_of_a_Prvte_Med_Inst in Kenya
- 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
Tel: 020-2728752 / 2711478 / 2724994
Mobile: +254 720 771 478/ +254 738 504 112
Fax: +254 20 2724938
Private medical and dentists institutions
Application Fee: Kshs 1,000/=
License Fee: Kshs 10,000/=
Documents to Use
Application for Registration of a Private Medical Institution Form IX
Maximum Processing Time: 5 days
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)
- 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
Private Medical Institution Licence in Kenya External Links
Private Medical Institution Licence
Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board
Medical Practitioners and Dentists Act
Registration requirements for Medical & Dental Institutions
Private Medical Institution Licence in Kenya 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.
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