Procedure for Obtaining License to Medical Practice for Primary Medical Care Facilities Simplified
On March 13th, 2018 Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine No. 1105 as of December 27th, 2017 came into force. It amends Annex 2 to the Conditions of Licensing Medical Practice Commercial Activities (hereinafter – Annex 2).
Now, the applicants for license to medical practice do not need a sanitary and epidemiological examination of the premises where medical care will be provided and the declared medical specialists will work. However, this simplification concerns exclusively commercial entities that apply for a license and provide primary medical care.
Let us remind you that primary medical care if medical care which includes medical consultation, diagnostic and treatment of the most widely-spread diseases, traumas, poisonings, pathological, physiological (during pregnancy) conditions, preventive measures that do not require specialized intervention.
Primary medical care can be provided in outpatient facilities or at the patient’s place of residence (dewlling). Ths kind of care is provided by physicians.
In other words, this simplification concerns only private physicians (family doctors) and polyclinics/outpatient clinics. It is important to remember that licensing conditions for all other medical facilities, irrespective of form of ownership, and medical specialists have not changed.
We will separately note that Annex 2 provides the Information Form which is a main document submitted by the commercial entity to obtain license for medical practice and contains information on compliance of of material and technical assets (units of the medical facility, equipment) and staff (doctors and junior medical personnel) with the license conditions. To fill the Information Form of the commercial entity on the condition of material and technical assets and staff correctly, it is necessary to take into account a lot of regulatory and recommendation documents, which de facto are legally binding.