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12019

Registration & Licensing Department

Circular (09-2019) - Approval of new scopes within the “Allied Health Practitioners” scopes list
Circular (08-2019) - Update on Circular (01/2016) and Circular (11/2018) regarding the Registration/Licensing Policy for Healthcare Practitioners
Circular (07-2019) - Approval of “Psychological Counselor” scope within the “AHP” scopes list
Circular (06-2019) - Accepting the electronically signed e-sick leave certificates issued by HMC and PHCC
Circular (05-2019) - Adding “Assistant Physician” title to the Approved Physician Categories of the Registration/Licensing in the State of Qatar
Circular (04-2019) - Update on Professional Titles granted by QCHP for Physicians
Circular (03-2019) - Update on the Approved CPR requirements of the “License Renewal” Applications
Circular (02-2019) - Update on the Approved Requirements of the “Registration/Evaluation” Applications
Circular (01-2019) - Update on the Approved Requirements of the “Short Notice” Applications for the Visiting Doctors/Visiting Medical Crew

Accreditation Department

Circular (01-2019) - CPD Credit Requirements for Residents and Fellows in the State of Qatar

Fitness to Practice Dep​artmen​t

Circular (01-2019) - Implementation of Practitioners’ Health Fitness Assessment Policy in Qatar (Communicable Diseases)

CEO’s Office

Circular (01-2019) – Refraining healthcare practitioners from advertising/promoting themselves, others, or any medical products, drugs, surgical or non-surgical interventions
22018

Registration & Licensing Department

Circular (27-2018) - Updates on Circular (23-2018) regarding Blood Test Requirement in Renewal Applications
Circular (26-2018) - Update on the Policy of Work Experience as a Requirement for Registration/licensing of Healthcare Practitioners in the State of Qatar
Circular (25-2018) - Guidelines regarding the Periods of Training or Clinical Work under Supervision
Circular (24-2018) - Launch of Generic Email for the Registration Department
Circular (23-2018) - Updates on License Renewal Process regarding Blood Tests Requirement
Circular (22-2018) - Launch of Electronic “Temporary License” Applications
Circular (21-2018) - Adoption of the “Institutional Privilege” Policy
Circular (20-2018) - Core and Advanced Privileges Policy for Different Physician’s Categories/Specialties
Circular (19-2018) - Registration/Licensing of Healthcare Practitioners working in Academic Institutions
Circular (18-2018) - Updates on Primary Source Verification Process - Dataflow Company
Circular (17-2018) - Adoption of an Updated Policy for Qualifying Exams
Circular (16-2018) - Update on Circular (12-2015) “Referral of Cases with Congenital Disorders in Children and Newborns to Hamad Medical Corporation”
Circular (15-2018) - Additional Service Provider for Primary Source Verification – Gulf Bridge Services
Circular (14-2018) - New Initiatives to reduce the Approved Time Frame for Issuing/Renewing Medical Licenses
Circular (13-2018) - Cancellation of the “Associate Consultant” title from the approved titles list for physicians and replacing it with the “Board Eligible Physician” title
Circular (12-2018) - Discontinuation of Issuing/Renewal Applications for Radiation Licenses by QCHP
Circular (11-2018) - Update on Circular (01/2016) Regarding the Registration/Licensing Policy for Healthcare Practitioners
Circular (10-2018) - Launch of Hotline Service in the Registration Department
Circular (09-2018) - Updates on Temporary License Policy
Circular (08-2018) - E-Jaza Validation Service through the QCHP website
Circular (07-2018) - Amendment of the “GP Limited to” Scope of Practice Title
Circular (06-2018) - Addendum to Circular No.(6/2017) regarding General Practitioner (Special Interest) Physicians applying for a Specialist Title
Circular (05-2018) - Including the Nurse Technician Scope among the Nursing Profession instead of Allied Health Professions
Circular (04-2018) - Launch of Electronic “Short Notice” Applications
Circular (03-2018) - Healthcare Practitioners who have Paper Medical Licenses before the Launch of the Electronic Registration/Licensing System
Circular (02-2018) - Registration/Licensing for some scopes from the Allied Healthcare Profession without the need to sit for the Qualifying Exam (Prometric) until an Exam is available for these Scopes
Circular (01-2018) - A Change in Open Day Timings for Registration and Accreditation Departments

Accreditation Department

Circular (05-2018) - Online CPD Cycle Closure Appeal Form available through Practitioner’s e-portfolio
Circular (04-2018) - Publishing of the National CPD System report
Circular (03-2018) - Launch of Online Feedback and Messaging through Practitioner’s ePortfolio
Circular (02-2018) - Electronic Reporting of Accredited CPD Providers’ Annual Report
Circular (01-2018) - Annual Report submission date and Format
32017

Registration & Licensing Department

Circular (24-2017) - Regulation of Work for the Focal Points of Healthcare Institutions
Circular (23-2017) - Exemption from the Qualifying Exam (Prometric) for a Category of Dentists
Circular (22-2017) - Updates on Radiation Safety Courses
Circular (21-2017) - Registration/Licensing of CM Healthcare Practitioners in Healthcare Facilities of the categories “General Hospital” and “Medical Polyclinic”
Circular (20-2017) - Removal of “Employer Approval” from Applications on the Electronic Registration/Licensing System
Circular (19-2017) - Guidelines for Granting Laser Privileges to “Dentists”
Circular (18-2017) - Changing QCHP Medical License Coding according to each Profession
Circular (17-2017) - Update to the Policy of School Doctors
Circular (16-2017) - Updates on Issuing Radiation License Procedures
Circular (15-2017) - Updating the Lab related Scopes of Physicians in the State of Qatar
Circular (14-2017) - Addendum to Circular No.(10/2017) regarding E-profile update for all healthcare practitioners through the electronic registration/ licensing system
Circular (13-2017) - Update on the “Break from Practice” Policy
Circular (12-2017) - Mandatory Online Submission and Payment for Primary Source Verification Applications (DataFlow)
Circular (11-2017) - Specifications of the Healthcare Practitioner’s CV during the Evaluation Process
Circular (10-2017) - E-profile Update for all Healthcare Practitioners through the Electronic Registration/Licensing System
Circular (09-2017) - Modifications on Qualifying Examination Fees
Circular (08-2017) - Updates on the Policy of Approved Specialty Qualifications in the field of Dentistry
Circular (06-2017) - Update of QCHP’s Approved Specialty Qualifications List for Physicians
Circular (5-2017) - Adding a new request “Leave of Absence Request” on the Registration/Licensing Electronic System
Circular (4-2017) - Addendum to Circular No. (23-2016) regarding Part-time Clinicians’ Registration & Licensing Policy for Qatari Healthcare Practitioners
Circular (3-2017) - Updates on “Required CPR courses for Licensing and Renewal Purposes” Policy in the Healthcare Sector of the State of Qatar
Circular (2-2017) - Launch of the QCHP – Registration Department Social Media Pages and QCHP Website Update
Circular (1-2017) - Recognizing the Period of Work in the Governmental and Semi-Governmental Healthcare Facilities in Qatar within the Required Years of Experience for Registration & Licensing

Accreditation Department

Circular (02-2017) - Notification Period for Accredited CPD Activities by QCHP Accredited CPD Providers
Circular (01-2017) - Distribution of QCHP-AD’s Continuing Professional Development Program Manual for Healthcare Practitioners
42016

Registration & Licensing Department

Circular (26-2016) - Update on Circular (7/2015) on the Procedure to Share Information in case a Practitioner quits Practicing
Circular (25-2016) - Modifications on the Primary Source Verification Fees
Circular (24-2016) - Mandatory Renewal of Expired Medical Licenses in the State of Qatar before 31/12/2016
Circular (23-2016) - Part-time Clinician Registration/Licensing Policy for Healthcare Practitioners who Practice Executive or Administrative Roles
Circular (22-2016) - Updates on Supervision’s Requirements for the Category of “General Practitioner (Specialty)”
Circular (21-2016) - Update on Circular No. (20-2016)
Circular (20-2016) - Re-assessment of the “Assisted Reproduction Procedures” privilege for all specialist physicians/Obstetrics & Gynecology; who were granted this privilege before the year 2015
Circular (19-2016) - Updates on the Policy of Specialty Qualifications in the Endodontics & Restorative Fields in Dentistry
Circular (18-2016) - Addition of New Institution Categories on the Registration & Licensing System
Circular (17-2016) - Updates on Qualifying Examinations
Circular (16-2016) - Launching the Electronic System for Creating Focal Point/Employer Representative Accounts through the QCHP Registration & Licensing System
Circular (15-2016) - Mandatory Requirements for Renewal of Medical Licenses in the State of Qatar - Update
Circular (14-2016) - Regulation of new additional scopes in the “Dentist” Profession
Circular (13-2016) - Licensing/Renewal for Radiation License Update
Circular (12-2016) - Approval of the national framework for the standards of registering/licensing healthcare practitioners of nursing and midwifery category
Circular (11-2016) - Mandatory Renewal for all Expired Medical Licenses within a Month of this Circular’s Date
Circular (10-2016) - Update - All Healthcare Practitioners are mandated to wear their valid medical license while on duty
Circular (09-2016) - Registration/Licensing for Radiation Therapists without the need to sit for the Qualifying Exam (Prometric) until an Exam is available for this Category
Circular (08-2016) - Approval of CPR courses provided by international and local institutions for the purpose of licensing and renewal of license - Update
Circular (07-2016) - Registration/Licensing of Qatari General Scope Physicians and Dentists without the need to sit for the Qualifying Exam (Prometric)
Circular (06-2016) - Discontinuation of the Registration/Licensing of Sterilization Technicians by the Registration Department in QCHP
Circular (03-2016) - Part-time Clinician Registration/Licensing Policy for healthcare practitioners who practice executive or administrative roles
Circular (02-2016) - Regulation of Complementary Medicine (CM)
Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Circular (1-2016)
Circular (01-2016) - Policy for Healthcare Practitioners who are Qatar Universities’ Graduates or Residents' offspring and spouses who graduated abroad

Accreditation Department

Circular (06-2016) - Participation seats for Non-employee healthcare practitioners
Circular (05-2016) - Recognizing CPD Activities Attended Outside the State of Qatar
Circular (04-2016) - Agreements with Renowned CME/CPD Organizations
Circular (03-2016) - Accredited CPD Providers and Activities for Healthcare Practitioners
Circular (02-2016) - Awarded Credit Units for Presenters/Speakers/Faculty
Circular (01-2016) - Documentation of Credit Units for Healthcare Practitioners
52015

Registration & Licensing Department

Circular (24-2015) - Accepting different Prometric exams for specific scopes
Circular (23-2015) - Regulation of number of attempts to pass the Qualifying Exam (Prometric) and the gap between each attempt
Circular (22-2015) - Grandfathering Policy for healthcare practitioners whose qualifications do not match the requirements of the Registration Department of QCHP
Circular (21-2015) - Allowing Specialist Qatari Doctors (physicians & dentists) to practice in more than one institution in the private sector in Qatar
Circular (20-2015) - Approval for nurses to accompany licensed physicians during using of operating theaters outside their health facilities
Circular (19-2015) - Adoption of the policy issued by Hamad International Training Center to extend the validity of some CPR courses for the purpose of licensing/license renewal
Circular (18-2015) - Exemption from the qualifying exam (prometric) for a category of dentists
Circular (17-2015) - Relocation of the qualifying exams (Prometric) test center in Doha - Qatar
Circular (15-2015) - Access to the “Change Place of Work” Request for Healthcare Practitioners after Preliminary Evaluations
Circular (14-2015) - Policy of Registration/Licensing of Visiting Doctors (Physicians/Dentists)
Circular (13-2015) - Addition of New Scopes to the “Physicians” Profession
Circular (12-2015) - Referral of Cases with Congenital Disorders in Children and Newborns to HMC
Circular (11-2015) - Launch of Electronic Radiation License Application Service
Circular (10-2015) - Granting provisional licenses to healthcare practitioners who work in facilities that are still in the licensing process
Circular (9-2015) - Including the Intern Dentist Scope in the Dentist profession instead of Allied Health Practitioner profession
Circular (8-2015) - Mandatory instructions for all physicians and dentists
Circular (7-2015) - Procedure to share information in case a practitioner quits practising
Circular (6-2015) - Launching the SMS Notification Service for Healthcare Practitioners Regarding the Decisions of their Applications
Circular (5-2015) - Discontinuation of manually-filled sick leaves and replacement with electronic sick leaves (e-Jaza)
Circular 4 Attachments
Circular (4-2015) - Launch of new Electronic Verification System Employer Portal ( EP ) for applying for verification of credentials through the verification company
Circular (3-2015) - Granting Provisional Licenses for all Healthcare Practitioners
Circular (2-2015) - Process for Issuing Sick Leaves during e-Jaza Downtime
Circular (1-2015) - Replacing paper documents from the Registration/Licensing Electronic System with electronic copies
62014

Registration & Licensing Department

Circular (24-2014) - Reminder on the Central Governmental Electronic Sick Leave System (E-Jaza)
Circular (23-2014) - Adding a new scope of practice (nurse practitioner) to the nursing profession list with its registration/ licensing requirements
Circular (22-2014) - Updates to the policy of Registration /licensing requirements for nursing healthcare practitioners (General scope & specialist)
Circular (21-2014) - Updates on the Launch of the Electronic copy of the license (E-License) through Electronic Registration and Licensing System
Circular (20-2014) - The launch of the Central Governmental Electronic Sick Leave System (E-Jaza) through the Electronic Registration and Licensing System
Circular (19-2014) - Update on Circular No. (15/2013) regarding mandate of retrospectively Verification of academic qualifications of the registered/ licensed healthcare practitioners
Circular (18-2014) - Adding a new requirement to the medical license renewal process for all healthcare practitioners in the State of Qatar
Circular (17-2014) - The Launch of the Electronic copy of the license (E-License)
Circular (16-2014) - Enhancement of the Registration-Licensing Electronic System
Circular (15-2014) - Amendments to circular (9-2014) regarding new updates to the general plan for the CPR course requirements for healthcare practitioners registration and renewal
Circular (14-2014) - Launch of the online payment gateway for applications submitted through the registration & licensing electronic system
Announcement - Change of Primary source verification (Data Flow) fees
Circular (13-2014) - Granting Provisional Licenses for Nursing Healthcare Practitioners
Circular (12-2014) - Updates to the CPR course requirements for license renewal
Circular (11-2014) - Approving training CPR courses provided by the members of International liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR)
Circular (10-2014) - Updates on circular no (09-2014) regarding the general plan for the CPR course requirements
Circular (09-2014) - New updates to the general plan for the CPR course requirements for healthcare practitioners registration and renewal
Circular (08-2014) - Rejection of electronic applications due to incomplete applications
Circular (07-2014) - Recognizing the period of work in the Semi & Governmental Facilities in Qatar within the required years of experience for registration-licensing
Circular (06-2014) - Extend practicing license validity to two years
Circular (05-2014) - Launch of Electronic Verification System
Circular (04-2014) - Required Specifications of the Personal Photograph for Medical License Cards
Circular (03-2014) - Process of application submission for all pharmacists in the State of Qatar
Circular (02-2014) - Follow up on evaluation requests of healthcare practitioners with the Evaluation Committee
Circular (01-2014) - Principles in communication between Healthcare Practitioners, Focal Points and QCHP's Employees

Accreditation Department

Circular (02-2014) - Recognition and Approval of Credit Units for Healthcare Practitioners
Circular (01-2014) - CME/CPD Mandatory Participation Policy
72013
82012

Registration & Licensing Department

Circular (39-2012) - Guidelines for Dentists
92011
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