Abu Dhabi Global Market on Wednesday said it has issued healthcare regulations whereby it will retain the right to issue commercial licences to healthcare facilities operating within its jurisdiction.
The ADGM Healthcare Regulations 2022 incorporates the Abu Dhabi onshore healthcare legislation including the regulations, rules, standards, guidance and circulars for healthcare operators and professionals issued by the Department of Health Abu Dhabi (‘DoH’) into the ADGM’s legislative framework.
The DoH will be responsible for undertaking all the regulatory obligations including classification, supervision, monitoring and enforcement of obligations relating to these healthcare facilities and professionals.
The new regulations aim to ensure that all entities established in ADGM and licenced to practice any business or activity in the areas of healthcare, medical treatment, prevention of disease, convalescence, medical products, health insurance, health education and information, outpatient treatment, health and pharmaceutical research conducted by companies, hospitals, clinics, treatment centres, research centres, pharmacies, laboratories, whether they are public or private, and other persons operating in the public or private healthcare sector abide by the onshore requirements imposed by the DoH.
Commenting on the new regulations, Hamad Sayah Al Mazrouei, CEO of ADGM Registration Authority, said: “ADGM has always been keen on strengthening the mutual strategic cooperation and institutional integration between the governmental bodies in Abu Dhabi to achieve the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030. In doing so, ADGM has signed an Agreement of Cooperation and Delegation with the Department of Health in Abu Dhabi to benefit from their experience in regulating and monitoring health, medical and pharmaceutical entities operating within ADGM’s jurisdiction”.
“Adopting the Abu Dhabi onshore healthcare legislation in ADGM provides healthcare, medical and pharmaceutical investors with comfort and assurance that ADGM and Abu Dhabi, as a whole, are aligned in terms of regulating the healthcare sector,” he further added.