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Legal Updates for Turkish Healthcare Sector Q1/2012
Focus items in this edition: Transplantation Services, Intensive Care Units and Employment of Foreign Healthcare Professionals
The Regulation on Organ and Tissue Transplantation Services was enacted by the Ministry of Health on February 1, 2012, introducing principles and procedures to be complied with during the provision of organ and tissue transplantation services and setting forth a supervision mechanism with respect to the transplantation activities performed by organ and tissue source centres and laboratories.
Intensive Care Units
The Communiqué Regarding the Implementation of Principles and Procedures for Intensive Care Unit Services in Health Facilities with Beds (published in the Official Gazette dated July 20, 2011 and numbered 28000) was amended on February 18, 2012. Such amendment includes changes with respect to the minimum bed and space requirements in intensive care units as well as room qualifications.
Employing Foreign Health Professionals
The Regulation on the Working Procedures and Principles of Foreigners in Private Health Institutions was published in the Official Gazette dated February 22, 2012 and numbered 28212. Such regulation covers all foreign members of the health professions except dentists, pharmacists, midwives and nurses who work in private health institutions. Moreover, such regulation states the requirements for foreign health professionals who wish to exercise their profession in Turkey.
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