Compliance with the sanitary requirements and requirements for the area and structure of doctor's offices in the process of issuing the SES Certificate on site inspection
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Obtaining a Certificate on Sanitary and Epidemiological Inspection (hereinafter, the SES CErtificate) for the premises where you plan to carry out activities involving medical practice is one of the first steps that must be taken, prior to obtaining a medical practice license. Such premises must be in your ownership or use.
However, what to do if it turns out that your premises are smaller than it is allowed? Where to find answers to all the questions pertaining to the SES Certificate?
Obligation to obtain a SES Act
Without a SES certificate, you simply cannot get a license, since licensing requirements clearly indicate the obligation of the license applicant to ensure that the premises comply with the sanitary standards. And such compliance is confirmed by this very Certificate.
The only exceptions are those entrepreneurs who plan to obtain a license exclusively for the provision of primary health care. It is not necessary for them to have a SES Certificate. At the same time, this does not exempt them from compliance with the norms for the square area of the рremises.
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The SES act is issued by the territorial administrations of the State Service Of Ukraine on Food Safety and Consumer Protection
Compliance with which specific norms (both sanitary and construction rules and regulations (SNiP)) is necessary to ensure, at the time of arrival of the State Service Of Ukraine on Food Safety and Consumer Protection, in order to receive a positive certificate from the SES?
Answering this question, it should be noted that there is currently no unified normative legal act that would regulate the inspection procedure and the requirements necessary for obtaining the Sanitary and Epidemiological Inspection Certificate for a facility.
Now there is only a law and a certain number of orders of the Ministry of Health, which contain provisions partially related to this issue. However, the regulatory legal act that regulates precisely the procedure for issuing the SES Certificate is currently unavailable.
Such inconsistency of legal acts raises a number of issues and unresolved situations, which in practice creates difficulties not only for the State Service Of Ukraine on Food Safety and Consumer Protection but also for the person who must receive the relevant SES Certificate.
Prior to the arrival of the State Service Of Ukraine on Food Safety and Consumer Protection, it is almost impossible to be 100% sure that absolutely all sanitary standards are met.
In addition to sanitary norms, compliance with SNiP norms, which determine the structure and minimum requirements for the square area of ??an office where medical practice will be conducted, is also mandatory. Norms of SNiP can be found for certain categories of medical offices.
We often ran into the cases when the SES Certificate was issued for the premises whose square area was less than the minimum SNiP-established size or there were references to invalid legal certificates in the SES Certificate. All of this may carry the risk of future license revocation.
So how to prepare for obtainment of a SES Certificate?
Prior to writing a statement to the territorial office of the State Service Of Ukraine on Food Safety and Consumer Protection, the existing sanitary and hygienic norms and norms of SNiP should be monitored, taking into account the medical specialty, it is planned to carry out medical practice in the office, for which a SES Certificate will be issued. The best option would be to contact qualified professionals who have repeatedly received a SES Certificate for an office of any size and for any functional purpose.
Upon obtaining a license for medical practice, our cooperation with the Client most often begins with an introductory consultation to ensure that the premises comply with sanitary standards and SNiP.
If you have questions about obtaining the SES Certificate specifically for your premises, our lawyers will be able to provide all the necessary answers.
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