You will require this approval if you intend to use a premises to construct, alter, extend or vary a health services establishment. An approval in principle (AIP) is a conditional approval granted by the Agency. A health services establishment is a private hospital or day procedure centre.
Variations such as altering the number of beds and the type of health services provided will require this approval.
Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.