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Workshop on Clinical Establishments Act, 2010

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GUWAHATI, Nov 22 - A daylong advocacy cum training workshop on the Clinical Establishments Act was organised at the Assam Administrative Staff College here on Monday by the State Department of Health & Family to kick-start implementation of the Clinical Establishments (Registration and Regulation) Act, 2010.

The Assam State Council for Clinical Establishments and the District Registering Authority for each district have been constituted for implementation of the Act, said a statement. Assam is one of the 10 states in the country which are implementing the Act.

The workshop was attended by the state-level functionaries, joint directors of health services from the districts and principals and superintendents of the medical college hospitals, in addition to representatives from private sector healthcare establishments.

Dr Anil Kumar, Additional Deputy Director General and National Nodal Officer for Implementation of Clinical Establishments Act, and Dilip Kumar, Consultant (IT), National Council Secretariat, were the resource persons deputed by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to conduct the workshop.

The Clinical Establishments (Registration and Regulation) Act, 2010 has been adopted by the State after repealing the Assam Health Establishments Act.

The Assam Clinical Establishments (Registration and Regulation) Rules, 2016, was notified recently. Implementation of the Act is in the interest of the State and public at large as it will improve the overall quality of healthcare by enforcing minimum standards to be adhered to by the healthcare providers, the statement added.

The Act is applicable to all clinical establishments, public or private (except the establishments run by the armed forces), that offer services for diagnosis, care or treatment of patients in any recognised system of medicine, e.g. hospitals, nursing homes, diagnostic or investigative laboratories.

The legislation 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 classifies, determines and develops minimum standards for clinical establishments.

The Act provides for two types of registration � provisional registration and permanent registration.

Under the Assam Clinical Establishment (Registration and Regulation) Rules, 2016, various obligations have been formulated for the clinical establishments.

As per the Rules, the clinical establishments shall display the rates charged for each type of service provided by them, for the benefit of the patients at the reception counter both in the relevant vernacular language and English.

The details of services and rates shall be explained to the patients or their attendants at the time of admission without any ambiguity.

The clinical establishments are also obliged to indicate the name, qualification and registration number allotted to doctors by the State Medical Council or the Medical Council of India in all the prescriptions and certificates given to the patients.

It also stipulate that every doctor shall display the registration number allotted to him or her by the State Medical Council or the Medical Council of India in clinic and in all prescriptions, certificates, money receipts, etc. given to the patients, the statement added.

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Workshop on Clinical Establishments Act, 2010

GUWAHATI, Nov 22 - A daylong advocacy cum training workshop on the Clinical Establishments Act was organised at the Assam Administrative Staff College here on Monday by the State Department of Health & Family to kick-start implementation of the Clinical Establishments (Registration and Regulation) Act, 2010.

The Assam State Council for Clinical Establishments and the District Registering Authority for each district have been constituted for implementation of the Act, said a statement. Assam is one of the 10 states in the country which are implementing the Act.

The workshop was attended by the state-level functionaries, joint directors of health services from the districts and principals and superintendents of the medical college hospitals, in addition to representatives from private sector healthcare establishments.

Dr Anil Kumar, Additional Deputy Director General and National Nodal Officer for Implementation of Clinical Establishments Act, and Dilip Kumar, Consultant (IT), National Council Secretariat, were the resource persons deputed by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to conduct the workshop.

The Clinical Establishments (Registration and Regulation) Act, 2010 has been adopted by the State after repealing the Assam Health Establishments Act.

The Assam Clinical Establishments (Registration and Regulation) Rules, 2016, was notified recently. Implementation of the Act is in the interest of the State and public at large as it will improve the overall quality of healthcare by enforcing minimum standards to be adhered to by the healthcare providers, the statement added.

The Act is applicable to all clinical establishments, public or private (except the establishments run by the armed forces), that offer services for diagnosis, care or treatment of patients in any recognised system of medicine, e.g. hospitals, nursing homes, diagnostic or investigative laboratories.

The legislation 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 classifies, determines and develops minimum standards for clinical establishments.

The Act provides for two types of registration � provisional registration and permanent registration.

Under the Assam Clinical Establishment (Registration and Regulation) Rules, 2016, various obligations have been formulated for the clinical establishments.

As per the Rules, the clinical establishments shall display the rates charged for each type of service provided by them, for the benefit of the patients at the reception counter both in the relevant vernacular language and English.

The details of services and rates shall be explained to the patients or their attendants at the time of admission without any ambiguity.

The clinical establishments are also obliged to indicate the name, qualification and registration number allotted to doctors by the State Medical Council or the Medical Council of India in all the prescriptions and certificates given to the patients.

It also stipulate that every doctor shall display the registration number allotted to him or her by the State Medical Council or the Medical Council of India in clinic and in all prescriptions, certificates, money receipts, etc. given to the patients, the statement added.

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