The board reviews the recommendations of the registrar and decides the following:

  • Whether the facility be given a short-term license
  • Whether the facility be given a long-term license
  • Whether the facility be refused licensed

The process of licensing begins with the purchase of an application form from HeFRA. ( The applicant has a 90 day period within which to submit the completed application form with all required documents)

Following completion of the submission process, an inspection letter is issued to the facility to prepare for an inspection to be carried out.

New facilities are not allowed to operate until they have been accredited.
If HeFRA confirms a positive recommendation for the facility to operate, then a license is issued to enable the facility to operate.

In case where HeFRA finds the inspection report unsatisfactory, a period of time is given to the facility to address these issues satisfactorily for re-inspection.

Facilities to be licensed

  • Medical and Dental (Health centres, Clinics and hospitals)
  • Eye care clinic
  • Convalescent and nursing homes
  • Geriatric homes
  • Maternity homes
  • Occupational therapy clinic
  • Physiotherapy clinics
  • Dental technology laboratory
  • Clinical and biomedical laboratory
  • Medical assistant clinic
  • Diagnostic- imaging technology clinic
  • Pharmacist and chemical shops
  • Osteopathy clinic
  • Prosthetics and orthotics clinic