Saudi Medical Institutions are Obligated to Publish Prices Online

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Medical institutions in Saudi Arabia must publish the prices of their services online through their official websites by Minister of Health

Riyadh — Medical institutions in Saudi Arabia must publish the prices of their services online through their official websites.

Minister of Health approves amendment of Health Institutions Law’ regulations. Saudi Medical institutions are obligated to publish the cost of services online on their official websites.

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The Minister of Health Fahd Al-Jalajel has approved the Health Institutions Law’s executive regulations amendments. These amendments also include several other adjustments.

All health providers will implement the approved amendments from their publication in the official newspaper. Additionally, all previous decisions that contradict the new orders stand canceled.

The new amendments to the health institutions law will also apply to charities and NGOs.

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The amended regulations Al- Jalajel approved Are:

1 – Adding, amending, and canceling specific requirements such as the requirements of the medical director in health institutions. A technical supervisor’s duties.

The terms related to the licensing of a medical complex, the terms and conditions of the medical laboratory, radiology, health support services, and license renewal.

2 – The medical director in private institutions must be a Saudi.

3 – A dentist is permitted the position of medical director in specialized dental hospitals.

4 – Patients’ files hospitals should open Patients’ files for free.

5 – Medical institutions must publish the prices of their services online through their official websites.

6 – Offering discounts is forbidden. Or publish promotional offers without prior approval of the Health Ministry.

7 – A medical clinic’s owner must be a Saudi doctor specializing in how it works, supervises it, and be dedicated to it.

8 – A full-time supervisor must be present in every medical complex, radiology center, or surgery center during the day for this purpose.

9 – Maternity suites that include at least two rooms must be equipped for natural childbirth and enjoy privacy and provide midwives for the active delivery phase—these Maternity suites must have an operating room equipped for cesarean sections.

10 – Institutions must provide a separate room for newborns. At least 20% of the total beds in the maternity ward will be for children with growth problems such as stunted children.

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