Health Service Establishment Licence - Tasmania

Description

You may need a licence if you intend to operate an establishment that is a:

  • private hospital
  • day-procedure centre
  • private residential care service.

The types of procedures undertaken at an establishment will determine how the establishment is licensed. Accordingly:

  • Premises where type A procedures (procedures that normally require admission for an overnight hospital stay) are undertaken are licensed as private hospitals.
  • Premises where type B procedures (procedures that normally require admission for hospital treatment not requiring an overnight stay), but not type A procedures, are undertaken are licensed as day-procedure centres.
  • Premises where only type C procedures (procedures that do not normally require admission for hospital treatment) are undertaken do not normally need licensing, unless otherwise stated by the agency.
  • Premises where none of these types of procedures are undertaken do not normally require licensing, unless otherwise stated by the agency.

Private residential care services must be licensed unless the:

  • services are only provided to funded residents
  • agency is satisfied with the level of care being received by residents
  • service is given an exemption from needing to be licensed by the agency.

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 a fit and proper person
  • hold a $20 million insurance policy
  • provide any information required by the agency.

If you are applying for a:

  • private hospital licence, you must specify the number of patients that can be accommodated overnight
  • day-procedure centre licence, you must specify the number of rooms that will be provided
  • residential care service licence, you must specify the number of residents that will be accommodated.

Prospective private hospital or day-procedure centre operators must have a director of nursing. A director of nursing is responsible for the care of patients on the premises and must be a registered nurse with the appropriate level of experience.

You may be granted an approval in principle for the maximum period of one year. An approval in principle is granted if there are conditions that need the design and construction of any building on the premises. An approval in principle can be extended. Once the conditions are met, a full licence can be granted.

Duration

Remains in force unless cancelled.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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Fees will change depending on your circumstances. Please contact the agency for more information.

Act(s) name

Health Service Establishments Act 2006 Tasmania

Regulation(s) name

Health Service Establishments Regulations 2011 Tasmania

Administering agency

Department of Health

Regulation, Licensing and Accreditation Unit

Contact details

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Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Enquiries

Regulation, Licensing and Accreditation Unit

Department of Health

Tasmania
Mailing address: GPO BOX 125
Hobart, Tasmania 7001
Phone: 03 6166 3856
Email: hselicensing@health.tas.gov.au
Website: Private Health Establishments Regulation and Licensing (Opens in new window)