Licence to Operate a Private Hospital - Western Australia

Description

You will require this licence if you intend to operate a private hospital. For the purposes of this licence, a private hospital includes:

  • maternity homes
  • day hospital facilities
  • nursing homes
  • nursing posts
  • any facility the Minister for Health has classified as a hospital.

You can apply for this licence as an individual or as an organisation. Licences are assessed by the Licensing and Accreditation Regulatory Unit of the Western Australian Department of Health.

Day hospital facilities are categorised by the type of care they provide. If you are applying for a licence to operate one of these facilities, you will need to comply with the licensing requirements for that category.

If you intend to operate a nursing home, this licence is not required if the home is certified as a residential aged care service.

If you intend to operate a Class A Private Day Hospital (General Anaesthesia), you must also have your facility accredited with the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care.

You may also apply to have your licence endorsed to allow the admission of patients under an involuntary mental health treatment order.

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 as an individual, you must:

  • be over the age of 18
  • be a person of good character and reputation
  • be a suitable person to operate a private hospital
  • have sufficient financial resources to comply with the licence obligations
  • fully understand the duties and obligations of the licence
  • undergo an inspection of the proposed hospital to ensure it is suitably equipped and managed.

To be eligible for this licence as an organisation, you must:

  • be a firm of more than two people or a body corporate
  • satisfy the Department of Health that each person involved in the management of the proposed hospital is of good character and reputation
  • have sufficient financial resources to comply with the licence obligations
  • fully understand the duties and obligations of the licence
  • undergo an inspection of the proposed hospital to ensure it is suitably equipped and managed.

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

Ongoing Eligibility Requirements

You must comply with all the requirements set by the Department of Health for the type of hospital or care facility you operate.

Commencement

Your licence will commence on the day it is granted.

Duration

Annual.

Expiry

Licences expire on 1 January each year.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
General Duplicate Certificate Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other $348.00 Replacement
Apply Application Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other $6875.00 Application for a licence to operate a private hospital with fewer than 25 beds.
Apply Application Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other $7950.00

Application for a licence to operate a private hospital with 25 to 100 beds.

Apply Application Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other $11085.00

Application for a licence to operate a private hospital with 101 to 200 beds.

Apply Application Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other $14185.00

Application for a licence to operate a private hospital with more than 200 beds.

Renew Renewal Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other $1200.00

Renewal of licence (less than 25 beds).

Renew Renewal Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other $1250.00

Renewal of licence (25 to 100 beds).

Renew Renewal Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other $1450.00

Renewal of licence (100 to 200 beds).

Renew Renewal Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other $1990.00

Renewal of licence (more than 200 beds).

Additional Information

You may need to provide additional information and evidence with your application if requested by the Department of Health.

It is an offence to admit a patient under an involuntary mental health treatment order unless your hospital licence has been endorsed by the department.

The department may impose conditions or restrictions on your licence.

The department publicly lists all licensed private hospitals.

Administering agency

Department of Health

Licensing and Accreditation Regulatory Unit

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Licensing Officer

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
Email: LARUReception@health.wa.gov.au