National Commission For Allied And Healthcare Professions Bill

UPSC Syllabus

  • National Commission for Allied and Healthcare Professions Bill passed by Parliament to regulate practice of allied and healthcare professionals.
  • The Bill specifies Allied and healthcare professions in the Schedule annexed to the Act.
  • An Allied health professional includes an associate, technician or technologist who is trained to perform any technical and practical task to support diagnosis and treatment of illness, disease, injury or impairment, and to support implementation of any healthcare treatment and referral plan recommended by a medical, nursing or any other healthcare professional.

- Such professional should have obtained a diploma or degree under this Bill, the duration of which should be at least 2,000 hours spread over a period of 2-4 years.

  • A Healthcare professional includes a scientist, therapist or other professional who studies, advises, researches, supervises or provides preventive, curative, rehabilitative, therapeutic or promotional health services.
- Such professional should have obtained a degree under this Act, the duration of which should be at least 3,600 hours spread over a period of 3-6 years.
  • The Bill proposes to set up a National Commission for Allied and Healthcare Professions.
  • The Commission is also required to constitute a Professional Council for every recognised category of allied and healthcare professions.
  • Apart from a National Commission, the Bill also contemplates establishment of Councils at State-level.

Source : Livelaw

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