All healthcare facilities in the state, including spas and salons offering invasive therapy , will soon become more accountable.
The government will make registration of private healthcare facilities mandatory by year-end, nearly 20 years after the Tamil Nadu Private Clinical Establishment Act, 1997.The rules under the draft copy of the amendment to the Act will empower state health authorities to close down or fine centres operating without qualified doctors and nurses, or functioning in an unsterile environment.
Earlier this week, the Madras high court had expressed concern saying the law did not come into force as rules were not notified. It lamented that in the absence of a law, even salons doing invasive procedures like hair transplant under anaesthesia were registered as `shops’ under the Tamil Nadu Shops and Establishments Act.“Once the draft is approved, the rules will be notified,“ said directorate of medical services superintendent M Kamala Kannan.
The provisional registration, which can be got in a few weeks, is the first step. For a permanent registration, they would need to fill a detailed form specifying the number of beds, operation theatres, ICUs, labs, diagnostic equipment along with information about doctors and qualified nurses.
dinathanthi newspaper 18/09/2016 : http://www.dinathanthiepaper.in/firstpage.aspx