The first Law Update of 2024 is here, and our first focus of the year spotlights Healthcare and Lifesciences, a sector that is undergoing significant growth and development across the MENA region.
Our focus provides an insight into some of the most important regulatory updates across the region, such as the UAE’s groundbreaking law on the use of human genome, Kuwait’s resolution on nuclear and radioactive materials, the new regulations for healthcare services in Qatar, Egypt’s healthcare regulatory framework, and the impact of the Saudi Civil Transactions Law on the healthcare and life sciences sector … and there is so much more!
Beyond the healthcare pages our lawyers share with you multi-sector insights where you will discover articles on Dubai’s DIFC regulatory framework for startups, Bahrain’s commercial agencies law, and we also shed light on Kuwaiti civil code and the advantages of setting up a joint stock company in Saudi Arabia.Read the full 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: