Health facilities must register

The Health Practice Commission is reminding owners of health care facilities that they must register their premises or face strict fines.

Facility owners that fail to register face fines of $50,000, with a further fine of $10,000 for every day the premises operates without a licence.

Under the Health Practice Law (2005 Revision), facility owners are required to apply to the Health Practice Commission for their certification.

The requirement applies to any facility “at which health services are provided by a registered practitioner”.

“To date, we have had a very good response from our health care practitioners and we hope to see full voluntary compliance,” said Cayman’s first health facilities inspector, Barrie Quappé.

“Members of the public can check whether a health care facility is registered by looking for the facility certificate. This document should be on display in every health care facility,” Mrs. Quappé added.