Monday, May 10, 2010

New medical laws underway in UAE

The Gulf Today, 23 April 2010

New draft federal laws on practising of medical profession and operation of healthcare facilities in the UAE are being prepared by the UAE Ministry of Health (MoH).
It was announced by Dr Hanif Hassan, the Minister for Health after a meeting of the Health Council on Thursday.
"A range of new draft laws are on the anvil with regards to practising of the medical profession in the country and on the facilities of healthcare systems as well as preventing the society from contagious epidemics, including H1N1 and reserving the rights of people living with them," said the minister.
"A major draft law will be implementing further steps of Federal Law No.15/1993, which specifies the legislative conditions for human organs transplantation in the country," added Dr Hassan.
"The further norms for human organ transplantation are being prepared by the a national committee consisting of medical and legal representatives from various members of the society," he said.
According to him, the draft federal law included detailed rules and regulations for the operations of organ transplants under the provisions of the established law in 1993. The regulations on the organ transplantation specify that the procedures should be performed at specialised centres.

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