With the establishment of major healthcare freezones, such as Dubai Healthcare City (DHC), DuBiotech park, and government agenda to boost medical tourism to bring in millions of new visitors, healthcare has come to the forefront in the UAE.
The new laws factor major changes to include provisions permitting gender-change surgery, cadaver organ transplants and allowing patients to die in certain circumstances. Furthermore, as per the Executive Council resolution no (6), 2017, The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) had made insurance compulsory for every visa holder in the Emirate – else all employers and sponsors could face fines of up to AED 500,000.
With increased incidents of healthcare issues, diabetes, lifestyle ailments, the implications will be profound in the years to come.
In such a rapidly changing environment, Healthcare law is a fast-growing practice at Al Gharib. Our practice encompasses private hospitals, clinics, diagnostic labs, professionals such as Doctors, specialists, pharmaceutical, insurance and the customers or patients so the rights of all parties are protected.
Al Gharib Law Firm cover all facets of public health care laws related to cases on liability, sovereign immunity, medical care, prohibited payment arrangements, public health surveillance, inspection, nuisance abatement, occupational licensing, insurance regulation, and ancillary provider regulation to name a few.
Our healthcare practice provides assistance in cases, but not limited to:
- Legal assistance for healthcare facilities and research institutes
- Provide counsel in Healthcare fraud, abuse and medical malpractice
- Legal counsel for sex change, transplants, cloning, IVF, maternity/paternity disputes
- Drafting agreements and contracts
- Professional licensing, licensing enforcement
- Arbitration in any healthcare issues
- Medical privilege, IP, and research agreements
- Healthcare licensing of establishments
- End of life decisions such as euthanasia
- Bio-ethical issues in complex medical decisions
- Assist related to medical records, informed medical consent, and patient privacy
- Registration and importing pharmaceuticals/medical equipment
- IP protection related to research, trademarks, formulas, counterfeit drugs
- Incorporation of medical facilities such clinics, hospitals and labs
- Advisory to medical establishments, physicians and/or patients
- Employment, termination of healthcare personnel
- Drafting medical/life/critical illness insurance policies