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Somaliland Health Law

  Somaliland Health Laws


Copy of the Policy as drawn up in 2012.  More information available at the  Somaliland Ministry of Health.


14/01/2013 -  The previous Health Professionals Commission Law (Law No. 19/2001) has now been amended and re-issued with the same number.  The Law (as amended) has been signed by the President on  9 January 2013 (Decree No. 0282/012013) and shall come into force on its publication in the next issue of the Somaliland Official Gazette.

The Health Professionals Commission Law (as amended) - Law N0. 19/2001 is available here (in Somali) with the Presidential Decree and the relevant House resolution.

For more information about the Health Professionals Committtee - see the National Health Professionals Commission website . According to the website, the core functions of the Commission are to:

  • register and license health practitioners;
  • provide guidance and directions while monitoring their professional conduct and continual Educational Development;
  • register and license all health care facilities (both public and private) and evaluate them periodically to assure the fulfilment of health regulatory standards;
  • accredit and provide a national recognition for approved health training programs for health training Institutions;
  • investigate complaints, malpractice and misconducts of health professionals and health care facilities and take disciplinary actions;
  • provide the names of registered and licensed health professions and health care facilities to the public.

Copies of the NHPC Documents:


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