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UAE issues new rule on doctors' licence

DUBAI, October 10, 2015

The UAE Ministry of Health has issued a new rule under which all physicians and technicians can now transfer their licences as soon as their credentials are issued.   

The new regulation has in effect cancelled the previous directive allowing a physician or technician to give his/her licence, transfer the same and move to another entity only after six months.

Dr Amin Hussein Al Amiri, the assistant undersecretary for Public Policy and Licensing at the ministry and the vice chairman of the Medical Licensing Committee, said the new regulation comes in line with the ministry’s efforts to co-ordinate with other health entities in the emirates.

The move also reflects the ministry’s commitment to continuously update its procedures and regulations to keep pace with the country’s steady progress and continuously evolving local health sector, stated Al Amiri.

Last year, the ministry had issued a regulation unifying medical licence procedures to help health professionals work anywhere across the UAE. The regulation contributes to enhanced health care services in the country, he added.

Dr Amiri said the cancellation of the six-month period would help improve the country’s health services.

"The UAE will now be able to further attract highly qualified human resources who have extensive experience working for various medical institutions and in different work environments. The new rule will also facilitate the fast movement of doctors and physicians to different health institutions, thus improving healthcare services in the country," he added.-TradeArabia News Service




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