National Commission for Allied and Healthcare Professionals Bill 2020 is passed in the Rajya Sabha today. It was pending from last year to move the motion in the parliament. The formation of new commission will start once the president signs the bill to be executed.
During the Rajya Sabha speech, Dr. Harshvardhan said, every allied and healthcare professional will give blessings to the Lok Sabha members for the support they have shown for the bill.
Allied and healthcare professionals will see a big reform first time in Indian History since this bill will create a new commission. Below are se of the highlights of the bill.
- Framing policies as well as standards for timely regulation of education and practices
- Creating a system of easily accessible uniform entrance examinations
- Offering a basic standard of education and courses, training and examination as well as staff qualifications
- Introduction and supervision of a fresh online Central Register for all duly registered professionals
In the first part of the Lok Sabha budget session, Finance Minister of India, Nirmala Sitharaman has announced that the National Commission for Allied Healthcare Professionals Bill will shortly be passed in the parliament with the aim to ensure transparency and efficiency in the process of regulation of 56 Allied Healthcare professionals.
Under the National Commission for Allied Healthcare Professionals Bill, the prior permission of the State Council must be acquired in order to establish new institutions or courses as well as admissions of a batch of fresh students to pre-existing institutions. The Bill further confirms that a person who is not enrolled in the State Register or National Register would not be allowed to continue their practice as a qualified healthcare professional.