You will require this licence if you intend to operate a private health facility (for example, private hospitals and day procedure centres). Private health facilities are places where patients are:
- provided with medical, surgical or other prescribed treatment and then discharged
- provided with prescribed services or treatments.
There are currently 19 prescribed classes of health services. Your facility can be licensed for more than one class of health service and must meet all the general licensing standards and any associated licensing standards that apply to each class of facility.
Please be aware that this licence does not apply to institutions conducted by or on behalf of the State (for example, public hospitals, and nursing homes).