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Owners and developpers must ensure that they fully grasp their responsibilities and know how to comply with statutory and regulation requirements. The framework sets out the risk-based regulation methodology that the Division applies to the regulation of private sector Viktorian hospital registries and daily operations centers, comprising information on the Division's adherence to regulations, the evaluation of risks and the instruments it uses, and its regulation activities.
License of private health facilities ::: SA Health
Private clinics and private outpatient clinics in South Australia are approved under the Health Care Act (2008) and associated Health Care Regulations (2008). In this Act, private hospital is understood as "an unit (whether a corporation or not and inclusive of a twinning or other structure) through which health services are provided, i.e. health services comprising services provided to individuals on a living basis".
Facilities operated by or on government authority, which include government owned and operated clinics and care facilities, and facilities approved under the Supported Residential Facilities Act 1992, do not fall within the scope of the definitions of private clinics under the Act. Daily procedures private centers offer mandatory health services for clients accepted and released on the same date.
The Health Care Act (2008) does not allow a single individual to carry out a "prescribed health service" in unauthorised facilities (maximum fine: $60,000). An " obligatory health care duty " is definition as the administering of: the health services required by the Regulations**. *It excludes doctors registering with a competent authority and legally entitled to apply topical anaesthetics from the obligation to apply topical anaesthetics only in an approved establishment.
** ( There are currently 5 mandatory categories of health services specified in the Regulations): On the form page you will find a list of all documents pertinent to the approval of private health care institutions. You can find detailed information on actual rates on the rates and tariffs page of the private health care institutions.
Prior to the commencement of construction work, an application for a permit for a new installation or the holder of a license for an approved installation must obtain and obtain in writing a permit from the Deputy Managing Director, SA Health, for the drawings and specification of the new or modified/extended installation. Entries and architecture blueprints will be evaluated against the Australasian Health Facilities guidelines (opens in new window) as issued by the Australasian Health Infrastructure Alliance and the Infection Control Standard and other pertinent norms or directives as appropriate (depending on the type of services provided).
Prior to the granting of a permit, a thorough physic survey shall be performed to verify that the installation has been constructed in accordance with the agreed drawings and meets the requirements of all applicable laws. For more information on what inspections will take place, see the Checklist for the Examination and Evaluation of Private Health Facilities in South Australia (PDF 180KB) (opens in new window).
Approximately 14 and a half working days following a successfull offence, a permit is granted which may be subject to certain requirements. The site can only be put into operation after receipt of this license. Estimated timetable for the authorisation procedure, provided that a full request has been made: At least 14 workingdays after the on-site visit in order to issue a permit at the end of which the installation may be put into service.
An inspection is an important part of the first license granting and/or modification procedure. Nonetheless, inspection can and will be carried out at other intervals to make sure that all installations comply with SA license standard. The organisations shall receive a detailed improvement note following each inspection or auditing.
In the course of the years, these are monitored in quality systems by the health licensing office. Health Care Regulations 2008 lay down the reporting requirements for SA Health on an annually reporting year. Institutions must also make sure that they work in accordance with the specified licensing requirements placed on them, e.g. by continuing to be accredited according to national safety and quality health standards (opens in new window).
According to Section 87 of the Health Care Act 2008, an Applicant or Licencee has a right of recourse against a Minister's ruling or order regarding the approval of private hospitals.