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Amendments to the Regulation on Private Hospitals

Interpretation of the Regulation Amending the Regulation on Private Hospitals


Amendments to the Regulation On Private Hospitals


The “Regulation Amending the Regulation on Private Hospitals” (“Regulation”) was published in the Official Gazette dated 06.10.2022 and numbered 31975.


Which changes have been made to the scope of the Regulation?


The concept of "oral and dental health" has been removed from the articles in the Regulation. With this amendment, hospitals operating in the field of oral and dental health have been removed from the list of hospitals that are not required to have an intensive care unit. Hospitals operating in the field of oral and dental health have also been removed from the list of hospitals that are not required to have a radiology unit and a biochemistry or microbiology laboratory.


With this amendment, oral and dental hospitals will not be considered within the scope of other health-related organizations. In addition, the definition of oral and dental hospitals has been removed from the article titled "other health-related organizations".


The purpose behind these amendments is that the “Regulation on Private Health Institutions Providing Oral and Dental Health Services” was published in the Official Gazette dated 06.10.2022 and numbered 31975; so that the relevant health institutions will be evaluated within the scope of the aforementioned Regulation.


Who will be able to work in vacant specialist physician positions in private hospitals and under what conditions?


On the condition that it is calculated separately for the number of physician and dentist positions, a number of professors and associate professors not exceeding twenty percent of the number of positions will be able to work in the vacant specialist physician staff of the private hospital within the framework of the institutional contract to be made with the state university. However, the professor and associate professor must first meet the criteria required in the evaluation to be made by the commission established by the Ministry of Health.


Provided that the service fee is covered by the patient and not requested from the Social Security Institution; physicians with a medical private practice will be able to diagnose and treat their patients in private hospitals by making an annual contract if there is a vacant specialist physician staff in their relevant branch. If private hospitals do not have a vacant specialist physician staff, it is possible to sign a contract with specialist physicians – up to 15% of the total number of physicians who have a license or registration in activity authorization certificate -. However, if it is intended to sign a contract with more than one physician in the relevant branch, a contract can be signed with up to one-third of the total number of staff in the branch.


In addition, Provisional Article 18 was added to the Regulation, making it mandatory to submit a copy of the contract signed by the parties to the Provincial Directorate of Health by the end of the third month at the latest as of 06.10.2022 (by the end of January 2023).


Faculty members of the faculties of medicine and dentistry at foundation universities will also be able to work in the vacant specialist physician staff of private hospitals other than university hospitals and private hospitals in cooperation.


Duygu KILIC CAYLI

Deniz KARADUMAN

Pelin YUKSEL


Translated by Doga Demirel & Deniz Karaduman

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