Muscat: The draft law on practice of medicine and allied medical professions was discussed at the State Council on Tuesday.
The session was chaired by Dr. Yahya bin Mahfoudh Al Mantheri, the Chairman of the State Council. After welcoming the members and reviewing the agenda of the session in his opening speech, he said that the meeting will be devoted to discussing the draft law regulating the practice of medicine and the allied medical professions, which was referred by the Council of Ministers and the Majlis Al Shura.
Then, Dr. Hamad bin Sulaiman Al Salami, Head of the Social Committee of the Council presented the Committee’s statement on the draft law, explaining that its importance accrues from the fact that it organises the practice of a related profession in human health, where the draft law regulates the medical profession and allied medical professions.
He pointed out that the project comes as well as the awareness of the competent authorities of the importance of modernising the law of human medicine and dentistry - currently in force - to keep pace with developments in this area.
Dr. Hamad reviewed the committee’s efforts in studying the draft law, where the committee discussed the draft and the report of the Majlis Al Shura.
In discussing the draft law, the committee discussed the law of practicing the profession of human medicine and dentistry.
He pointed out that the project comes owing to the awareness of the competent authorities regarding the importance of modernising the law of human medicine and dentistry - currently in force - to keep pace with developments in this area.
The Head of the social committee reviewed the committee’s efforts in studying the draft law, where the committee discussed the draft and the report of Majlis Al Shura, and discussed the draft law on the “Law of practicing the profession of human medicine and dentistry” issued by the Royal Decree No. (22/96).
A number of laws have issued by a number of countries. Several concerned individuals were also hosted from the Ministry of Health and the Omani Council of Medical Specialties to obtain their views on the project as well as the comments of some members of the Council were included with the opinion of the Legal Committee on the project.
During their discussion of the draft law, the head of the committee stressed the importance of the draft law in keeping up with recent developments in the field of health care and ensuring the quality of medical service provided to beneficiaries.
The State Council will continue to discuss tomorrow the report of the Social Committee on the draft law, transmitted by the Council of Ministers and the report of the Majlis Al Shura at its fourth regular session of the fourth annual session of the sixth term.
The fifth session will discuss the desire of the Economic Committee to study the proposal “to amend the Economic Development Law issued by Royal Decree No. (9/75)”, in addition to a number of reports on the work of the Council, asking God Almighty to crown the work of the Council, Progress and further progress of this dear country, under the wise leadership of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said.