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Hamdan Bin Mohammed Regulates the Practice of Health Professions in Dubai 

H. H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council has issued a decision on the regulation of practicing of health professions in Dubai.

According to the decision No (32) of 2012, a permanent committee affiliated with the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) will be established to propose and review the rules, conditions and standards of practicing the profession in the Emirate of Dubai.

It will also specify terms of reference of management of the Health Regulation Department of the (DHA) as well as the fees against the licenses and services, as well as penalties on the ethical, technical and administrative breaches at the health entities.

The decision will take effect on all non government entities and the working staff in the emirate and free zones including Dubai International Financial Centre and other development areas. Dubai Medical City will be exempted from the provisions according to law no 9 of 2011.

The decision bans any ordinary person or legal personality to practice the profession without obtaining license from the DHA and the competent authorities.

It also stipules the ban of any professional ” An authorized person to practice health professions” or any other health facility to engage in any activity not referred to in the license unless authorized by the DHA.

The decision include the formation of a permanent committee affiliated with the DHA and under the title: ” Medical Practices Committee” and it will be formed by a decision for the DHA.

The committee will set exemption criteria for preliminary evaluation regarding granting of permits for workers in the health sector in Dubai, as well as coordinating with the relevant organization and other local and federal governments.