CHAPTER 136
PRIVATE HEALTH LABORATORIES (REGULATION) ACT

[PRINCIPAL LEGISLATION]

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   Section

Title

PART I
PRELIMINARY PROVISIONS

   1.   Short title.

   2.   Application.

   3.   Interpretation.

PART II
ESTABLISHMENT AND FUNCTIONS OF THE BOARD

   4.   Establishment of Board

   5.   Functions of the Board.

   6.   Power of Board to approve persons and set fees.

   7.   Revocation of certificate of registration.

   8.   Sources of funds of Board.

PART III
APPOINTMENT OF REGISTRAR AND MANAGEMENT OF PRIVATE HEALTH LABORATORIES

   9.   Appointment of Registrar and Assistant Registrar.

   10.   Duties of Registrar in relation to registered private health laboratories.

   11.   Registration and publication of particulars of approved persons.

   12.   Restriction on management by private health laboratories.

PART IV
REGISTRATION OF PRIVATE HEALTH LABORATORIES

   13.   Identification of private health laboratory.

   14.   Registration of private health laboratories.

   15.   Cancellation of registration of private health laboratories.

PART V
GENERAL PROVISIONS

   16.   Inspection and search.

   17.   Offences by approved persons.

   18.   Regulations.

   19.   Entitlement to practise for fees.

   20.   No fees recoverable unless approved person or private health laboratory is registered under this Act.

   21.   Appeal.

SCHEDULE

CHAPTER 136
THE PRIVATE HEALTH LABORATORIES (REGULATION) ACT

An Act to regulate the registration and management of private health laboratories managed by approved persons and in respect of private health laboratory services to be rendered by private health laboratories and for related matters.

[1st December, 1997]
[G.N. No. 766 of 1997]

Act No. 10 of 1997

PART I
PRELIMINARY PROVISIONS (ss 1-3)

1.   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Private Health Laboratories (Regulation) Act.

2.   Application

   This Act shall apply to all private health laboratories, approved persons and to any other person engaged in the management of a private health laboratory, whether as an owner or as an employee of that private health laboratory.

3.   Interpretation

   In this Act, unless the context requires otherwise–

   "approved person" means a registered health laboratory technologist or a pathologist approved by the Board to manage a private health laboratory in accordance with the provisions of this Act;

   "Assistant Registrar" means Assistant Registrar appointed under section 8 of this Act;

   "Board" means the Private Health Laboratories Board established under section 4 of this Act;

   "Minister" means the Minister responsible for matters relating to medical and health services;

   "pathologist" means a medical practitioner who holds/possesses a post graduate qualification in either clinical chemistry, haematology, histopathology, microbiology with parasitology and registered with the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Ordinance;

   "private health laboratory" means any health laboratory registered by the Board to provide private health laboratory services in accordance with this Act;

   "private health laboratory services" means services provided by a health laboratory to an individual and the community and includes chemistry; haematology and blood transfusions; histopathology and cytology; microbiology and immunology; parasitology and medical entomology and research, health education and the provision of laboratory investigations supplies;

   "registered health laboratory technologist" means any duly qualified person who is for the time being authorised to practise the health laboratory profession by virtue of that person being registered or licensed under the provisions of the Health Laboratory Technologists Registration Act *;

   "Registrar" means the Registrar of Private Health Laboratories appointed under section 8 of this Act.

PART II
ESTABLISHMENT AND FUNCTIONS OF THE BOARD (ss 4-8)

4.   Establishment of Board

   (1) There is hereby established a board to be known as the Private Health Laboratories Board which shall, subject to the provisions of this Act, be responsible for the registration, control and regulation of private health laboratories.

   (2) The composition, appointment, tenure, quorum proceedings and meetings of the members of the Board, shall be as provided in the Schedule to this Act.

   (3) The Minister may by order in the Gazette amend any or replace the Schedule to this Act.

   (4) In appointing members of the Board, the Minister shall have regard to the need to appoint persons with such qualifications and experience in health laboratory technology land the conduct or management of public affairs as would enable members to effectively and fully contribute to the discharge of the functions of the Board.

5.   Functions of Board

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