Indian HealthCare Industry and Its Mandatory Compliance Laws

Health is considered as a state of complete physical, mental, spiritual and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.

  • Dr. Ashok Kumar Saxena (Director General of Health Services)

With his words, it is clear that health is one of the imperative parameters of a nation’s development. Obviously, the Healthcare industry is highly responsible for society and the environment.

In India, the Ministry of health and family welfare is an authoritative body that regulates the healthcare industry. The Directorate General of Health Services is an attached organization that acts as a technical knowledge repository concerning Public Health, Medical Education and Health Care.

The healthcare industry in India is growing rapidly, as it is ranked 145 among many countries in terms of quality and accessibility of healthcare. At the same time, it paves the way for civil and criminal liability as a threat to healthcare firms. Owing to no access to updated knowledge of the compliance laws and regulations that keep evolving and time constraints make compliance difficult.

So, for better healthcare compliance management, we at Aparajitha perfectly guide you to comply with complete industry-specific compliances.

Here is a list of some of the mandatory compliance laws regarding healthcare:

Laws related to governing the Hospital

  • Society registration act
  • Companies Act
  • Clinical Establishments Bill
  • Fire Safety Rules

Laws Governing the Qualifications / Practice and Conduct of Professionals

  • Indian Medical Council Act
  • Indian Nursing Council Act
  • The Dentists Act

Law Governing Storage / Sale of Drugs and Safe Medication

  • Drugs and Cosmetics Act
  • VAT Act
  • Pharmacy Act
  • Blood bank regulations under Drugs and Cosmetics rules

Law Governing Biomedical Research

  • Breeding and Experiments on Animals Amendment Rules

Law Governing Medico-Legal Aspects

  • Consumer Protection Act
  • Protection of Human Rights Act
  • IPC section 52

Law Governing the Safety of Patients, Public and Staff within the Hospital Premises and Environmental Protection

  • Indian Boilers Act
  • Gas Cylinder Rules
  • Arms Act
  • Vaccination Act

Laws Governing the Employment of Manpower

  • Child Labour Act
  • Bonus & Gratuity Act
  • ESI Acts, Rules
  • Industrial Disputes Act

Healthcare industry being the largest and fast-growing industry in India and the world, it is necessary to abide and be completely compliant by the Laws of the land. Besides, it helps to avoid the various liabilities and penal litigations leading to financial, prosecution and reputation risks.

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