Private Health Facilities Licence - New South Wales

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to operate a private health facility (for example, private hospitals and day procedure centres). Private health facilities are defined as being:

  • A premises at which patients are admitted, provided with medical, surgical or other prescribed treatment and then discharged; or
  • A premises at which patients are provided with prescribed services or treatments.

There are currently 18 prescribed classes of health services. Your facility can be licensed for more than one class of health service. Services include but are not limited to:

  • Anaesthesia;
  • Chemotherapy;
  • Maternity
  • Radiotherapy;
  • Renal dialysis; and
  • Rapid opioid detoxification.

The Agency website will provide further details on the prescribed classes of health services. Your facility must meet all the general licensing standards and any associated licensing standards that apply to each class of facility.

Please be aware that this licence does not apply to institutions conducted by or on behalf of the State (for example, public hospitals, and nursing homes).

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence you must:

  • Hold or otherwise be covered by insurance, or other liability cover, as may be prescribed by the regulations in relation to the class of facility;
  • Ensure that, at all times, a medical advisory committee is appointed in accordance with relevant legislation;
  • Ensure that the facility is conducted in accordance with the licensing standards applicable to it;
  • Ensure that reasonable standards of patient care and safety are maintained at the facility; and
  • Provide all required information as requested by the Agency.

Requirements for particular facilities may will vary. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

The duration of this licence is 1 year and may be open to extension.

Fees

 TypeAmountDescription
ApplyApplication$6,719.00
Licence$5,985.00Licence fee per facility accommodating fewer than 51 people.
Licence$7,441.00Licence fee per facility accommodating between 51 and 75 people.
Licence$8,896.00Licence fee per facility accommodating between 76 and 100 people.
Licence$11,807.00

Licence fee per facility accommodating between 101 and 150 people.

Licence$13,263.00

Licence fee per facility accommodating between 151 and 200 people.

Licence$14,718.00

Licence fee per facility accommodating more than 200 people.

TransferTransfer$3,947.00
VaryVariation$3,947.00
GeneralMiscellaneous$3,423.00

Request for extension of approval in principle.

Approval time

Eight weeks.

Administering agency

NSW Ministry of Health
Legal and Regulatory Services Branch
Private Health Care Unit

Act(s) name

Private Health Facilities Act 2007 (New South Wales)

Regulation(s) name

Private Health Facilities Regulation 2010 (New South Wales)

Contact details

Enquiries
NSW Ministry of Health
Legal and Regulatory Services Branch
Private Health Care Unit


Operating address:
73 Miller Street
North Sydney, New South Wales 2060
Mailing address:
LOCKED BAG 961
North Sydney, New South Wales 2059

Phone:

02 9424 5955

Fax:

02 9424 5960
PHCMB@doh.health.nsw.gov.au

Website:

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Supporting information

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