Department of Healthcare Professions
Committed to Patient Safety
Due to the urgent need to regulate healthcare practitioners in the healthcare sector in the State of
Qatar , the Medical Licensing Department was established as a department of the Ministry of Public Health under Article No. (9) Of Law No. (13) Of the year 2002, and its responsibilities are defined under article No. (13) of the mentioned law.
Afterwards, Emiri decree No.7 was declared in March 2013, which provided for the establishment of the Qatar Council for Healthcare Practitioners (QCHP) as an independent council rather than being a department within the Secretariat of the Ministry of Public Health;
Finally, Emiri decree no. 14 was published in February 2019, regarding the new organizational structure of the Ministry of Public Health where the Qatar Council for Healthcare Practitioners was abolished and replaced by the Department of Healthcare Professions to become the sole authority responsible for the regulation of healthcare practitioners working in the State of Qatar.
The department functions through three sections, which work solely and in collaboration on improving healthcare quality and ensuring patient safety. These sections are: