The Clinical Establishments (Registration and Regulation) Act, 2010
has been enacted by the Central Government to provide for registration and regulation
of all clinical establishments in the country with a view to prescrib the minimum
standards of facilities and services provided by them. The Act has taken effect
in the four States namely, Arunachal Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Sikkim,
and all Union Territories except the NCT of Delhi since 1st March, 2012 vide Gazette notification dated
28th February, 2012. The States of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Bihar, Jharkhand and Assam have adopted
the Act under clause (1) of article 252 of the Constitution.
The Ministry has notified the National Council for Clinical Establishments and the
Clinical Establishments (Central Government) Rules, 2012 under this Act vide Gazette
notifications dated 19th March, 2012 and 23rd May, 2012 respectively.
The Act is applicable to all types (both therapeutic and dignostic types) of Clinical Establishments from the public and
private sectors, belonging to all recognized systems of medicine, including single doctor clinics.
The only exception is Clinical Establishments run by the Armed forces.