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Boards and Councils

In accordance with the DHCA Governing Regulation No. 1 of 2013 the following Boards, Councils, and Committees have been formed:

    1. Licensing Board
    The Licensing Board acts independently in accordance with the provisions of the Governing Regulation and the applicable Regulations and grant Licenses to Healthcare Professionals who intend to practice in DHCC.
    2. Appeals Board

    The Appeals Board acts independently in accordance with the provisions of the Governing Regulation and the applicable Regulations and act as the final appellate authority in any appeal against decisions relating to:

    • (1) licensing of healthcare professionals, and healthcare operators to operate within DHCC; and
    • (2) complaints against healthcare professionals, healthcare operators, research operators and education providers in relation to activities carried out in DHCC
    3. Quality Council

    The Quality Council constitutes of experts in healthcare quality with the role including but not limited to:

    • (1) setting the criteria and requirements to ensure best quality Healthcare Services are provided by Licensed Healthcare Operators;
    • (2) overseeing all healthcare quality and patient safety matters in DHCC;
    • (3) development and monitoring of overall performance of DHCC quality oversight process based on defined performance indicators including the quality survey process to assess the quality improvement and safety programs of Licensed Healthcare Operators;
    4. Academic and Research Council
    The purpose of the Academic and Research Council is to provide guidance in the area of education and clinical research and oversee the development of Policies, Standards and Guidance for Education and Research Programs in DHCC, including Continuous Professional Development Programs and Post Graduate Healthcare Education Programs
    5. Complaints Panel
    The Complaints Panel comprising a pool of panellists who collectively have experience in matters relating to the quality of care and licensure of healthcare professionals or healthcare operators, education providers or research operators. The Complaints Panel appoint a Fitness to Practice Panel to review complaints against Healthcare Professionals and Operators.
    6. Fitness to Practice Panel
    The Fitness to Practice Panel comprises of expertise who shall review medical complaints received by DHCR against Healthcare Professionals and Operators. The panel submits recommendation after the investigation to the Complaints Panel.
    7. CPD Accreditation Committee
    The CPD Accreditation Committee comprises of expertise who shall review CPD programs received by DHCR from DHCR Education Permit holders.
    8. Research Ethics Review Committee
    The Research Ethics Review Committee comprises of expertise who shall review Research Protocols received by DHCR from DHCR Research Permit holders. The Committee provides recommendation and approval after the review of protocol.
    9. Facility Committee
    The Facility Committee comprises of expertise who shall review applications and issues concerning clinical services and provide recommendations and/or approval.