Welcome to the Saudi Arabia focus edition of Law Update.
One of the key markets in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) that continues to lead from the front is the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). As the largest country in the Middle East and the 18th largest economy in the world, the progress KSA continues to make is underpinned by its Vision 2030 that envisions developing the country as an investment powerhouse and hub that ultimately connects Asia, Europe, and Africa. Given Saudi Arabia’s significance to the regional economy, our team of experts have prepared a range of pertinent articles that provide insights into new laws, regulations, and the legal landscape in the Kingdom.
This edition will provide you with an up-to-date guide on matters such as; the framework issued by the Saudi Central Bank on IT governance, the anti-corruption landscape under Vision 2030; we also provide practical tips for dispute avoidance. This is only a snapshot; there are many more articles within the KSA focus section for you to read, which we hope you will find valuable and enjoyable.Read the edition
Based on the directives received from Ministry of Health & Protection (“MOHAP”), and several Dubai Health Authority (“DHA”) circulars, all DHA licensed health facilities must classify any confirmed or suspected 2019-nCoV (“Coronavirus”) cases as emergency cases within the following two categories:
In an effort to ensure the health and safety of the community and contain patients with confirmed or suspected infections, and to provide such patients with proper health care services, all health facilities licensed by DHA should adhere to DHA Circular No. 0356, dated 23/01/2020, issued by the DHA Public Health Department, and the Interim Guide to Novel Coronavirus Infection 2019-nCoV, as published by the UAE Health Regulatory Authorities. Healthcare providers are required to report any suspected or confirmed case of Coronavirus immediately to the DHA Preventive Medicine Section.
DHA licensed healthcare facilities have the following obligations in the case of suspected or confirmed infections of Coronavirus:
Suspected cases at medical centres and clinics must be handled in the same way as points 2-5 under the hospital obligations, mentioned above, and such facilities must:
The above mentioned circulars can be found here: