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 either a:
- premises where patients are admitted, provided with medical, surgical or other prescribed treatment and then discharged
- premises where patients are provided with prescribed services or treatments.
There are currently 19 prescribed classes of health services. Your facility can be licensed for more than one class of health service.
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.