How To Obtain A License For A Family Practice Physician? Case From A Lawyer’s Practice

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Our company provides legal support and assistance in obtaining Medical Licenses for a variety of doctors. Each speciality, whether it be the dentist, the ophthalmologist or the family practice physician, shall meet certain list of licence requirements to the office, the equipment and the practicing specialist.

Sometimes, we deal with unusual cases when we need to successfully maneuver between the strict requirements of the law and the wishes of the medical specialist.

Today we will tell you about obtaining a license for a family practice physician who didn’t have all the equipment required according to the equipment list. Is it possible to get a Medical License in this case?

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Case in point: Equipment from the equipment list

In September 2019, we were contacted by a Client who wanted to obtain a Medical License in general practice specialization - a family practice physician. 

The specifics of this case was that the Client did not want to buy some of the equipment that was required for the family practice physician according to the equipment list. 

The list of equipment for the family practice physician was amended on January 26, 2018. And as a result, some equipment from the additional list was added to the main list, for example: 

  • a centrifuge; 
  • a passenger car (a four-wheel drive vehicle); 
  • a motorcycle or scooter. 

It’s worth remembering that the availability of a complete list of equipment required by law is one of the prerequisites for obtaining a Medical License. 

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Legal assistance: How to correctly fill in the license documents?

In order to obtain a Medical License, you must gather the following list of documents:

  • An application for a license;
  • A document on the condition of the material and technical base, availability of the necessary personnel;
  • A list of documents that are submitted to the Ministry of Health.

You can read more about the execution of documents for the license here.

We provided the Client with a package of documents, which did not contain the equipment added from the additional to the main list. 

Having analyzed the practice of the Ministry of Health, we did not add a centrifuge, a car and a motorcycle, as the lack of the specified equipment did not affect the work of the family practice physician. However, in such a case, we must be prepared for the fact that the Ministry of Health can insist on the mandatory inclusion of certain equipment in the list and the license documents will have to be re-submitted. We warned the Client about this at the very beginning of our cooperation

After the Ministry of Health have reviewed the documents, the Client successfully obtained a Medical License. 

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Such issues can stump any physician. As you can see, when preparing documents, it is necessary to be guided not only by legal requirements, but also to analyze the practice of the Ministry of Health to successfully undergo the commission.

If you want to be sure that you will get a Medical License in a simple and reliable manner, don’t hesitate to call us. We will help you prepare all the necessary documents and solve all practical issues.

Publication date: 20/02/2020

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