Clinical Establishment Act: A Review
The Clinical Establishments (Registration and Regulation) Bill 2007 reiterates the concerns of the Working Group in its statement of objects and reasons. This is an Act that is proposed to be brought into force to streamline the functioning and provision of services by clinical establishments. Importantly, it is a matter that regulates not just allopathic facilities, but also clinical establishments that provide services in a range of Indian systems of medicine. The relevance of this enactment lies in the fact that there has been an increasing concern about the gross inadequacy of public health facilities on the one side and the lack of any standards to regulate the existing facilities – both public and private – on the other.