Licence to Conduct a Private Hospital - Western Australia

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to operate a private hospital. A hospital includes a maternity home or maternity hospital, day hospital facility, nursing home or nursing post. If you intend to operate a nursing home, this licence is not required if is the home is certified as a residential aged care service. You may apply to have your licence endorsed to allow the reception of involuntary patients under the mental health legislation.

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:

  • be over the age of 18
  • be a person of good character and reputation, and a suitable person to conduct a private hospital
  • have sufficient financial resources to comply with your licence obligations
  • understand the duties and obligations imposed by your licence
  • obtain approval from the Agency to use your premises as a private hospital
  • have satisfactory arrangements for the management, equipment and staffing of your private hospital
  • submit the required forms
  • pay the required fees.

If you are applying for a licence on behalf of a firm, company or other organisation you must ensure that all persons involved in the management of the organisation are suitable persons to be involved in the management of a private hospital.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

Annual.

Expiry

Licences expire on 1 January each year.

Fees

 TypeAmountDescription
ApplyApplication$1,180.00
Miscellaneous

Approval of premises as a private hospital: fee varies from $6180 to $11 180 depending upon the number of patients your hospital can accommodate.

RenewRenewal

Fee varies from $650 to $1850 depending upon the number of patients your hospital can accommodate.

Forms

 Resources
Apply

Application for Licence to Conduct a Private Hospital - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Application

Renew

An application for renewal must be made on or before 30 November.


Administering agency

Department of Health
Licensing and Accreditation Regulatory Unit

Act(s) name

Hospitals and Health Services Act 1927 (Western Australia)

Regulation(s) name

Hospitals (Licensing and Conduct of Private Hospitals) Regulations 1987 (Western Australia)

Contact details

Licensing Officer
Department of Health
Licensing and Accreditation Regulatory Unit


Operating address:
Level 1, B Block, Department of Health
189 Royal Street
East Perth
Western Australia 6004

Phone:

08 9222 4027

Fax:

08 9222 4077
LARUReception@health.wa.gov.au

Supporting information

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