GUWAHATI, Dec 10 - The Assam Assembly today adopted the Clinical Establishment (Registration and Regulation) Act-2010 (No 23 of 2010) in the State under Article 252 of the Constitution of India.
State Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr Nazrul Islam moved the government resolution.
The Clinical Establishment (Registration and Regulation) Act-2010 was enacted by the Parliament for a better and uniform system of registration and regulation of clinical establishments.
The erstwhile Assam Health Establishment Act-1993 and Rules 1995 have already been repealed.
�The Clinical Establishment (Registration and Regulation) Act-2010 makes it obligatory for clinical establishments to provide treatment and stabilise anyone who comes or is brought in an �emergency medical condition.� It also sets up a National Council which will classify, determine and develop minimum standards for clinical establishments. Besides, with registration of clinical establishments to be made mandatory, the Council will also compile and publish a national register,� Dr Islam said.
As per the text of the legislation, it will apply to all clinical establishments belonging to any recognised systems of medicine, as well as single-door establishments with or without beds.
Under the Act, each state will set up a multi-member state council establishment, while the registering authority will be a multi-member body at the district level. There will be two types of registration � provisional and permanent.