Operating a new facility in Ghana; what you need to know in brief.

In accordance with the FIRST SCHEDULE SECTION 11(2) of Act 829 (2011) the following facilities SHALL be licensed by HeFRA in order to operate as new facility or continue to operate as an existing facility:

  • Medical and Dental (clinics and hospitals)
  • Eye care clinics
  • Convalescent and nursing homes
  • Geriatric homes
  • Maternity homes
  • Occupational thereapy clinics
  • Physiotherapy clinics
  • Dental technology laboratories
  • Clinical and biomedical laboratories
  • Medical assistant clinics
  • Diagnostic – imaging technology clinics
  • Pharmacies and chemical shops
  • Esteopathy clinics
  • Prostherics and orthotics clinics
  • And any other facility that the minister deems necessary to be licensed.

To operate a new facility or to continue to operate an existing one an application SHALL be made to HeFRA for a license.

PLEASE NOTE THAT NO NEW FACILITY SHALL OPERATE WITHOUT FIRST REGISTERING WITH HeFRA.

The process of licensing begins with the purchase of an application form from HeFRA. The applicant has a short period of time within which to submit the completed application form with all required documents.

Following submission, a period is given to the facility to prepare for an inspection to be carried out. If the inspection report indicates a positive recommendation for the facility to operate then a license is issued to enable the facility to operate. In cases where the inspection report raises areas for further work or of concern then a period of time is given to the facility to address these issues to the satisfaction of the inspection team.

Under section 23 of the Act, a person SHALL be liable on summary conviction to a fine or a term of imprisonment or both for contravening any part of the Act including for failing to register and obtain a licence from HeFRA.

 

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  • Please what are the necessary requirements and equipment needed to meet a hospital criteria

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    • Kindly check the downloads page all the requirements needed to meet the criteria are stated.

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    • Please what is the requirements for opening a pharmacy shop?

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      • Kindly check the downloads page on the web page the information is available.
        Thank you.

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  • Hello, How do you check the status of your application?

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    • Hello, Please call the agency to check on your application status.
      Thank

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  • Hello ! Please may I know the requirements for operating homecare nursing

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    • Please send an email to the official email address of the Agency(info@hefra.gov.gh) and you’d be supported.
      Thanks.

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  • Please what are the necessary equipment needed before operating maternity home

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    • Kindly check the downloads page on the web page the information is available.
      Thank you.

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