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12020

Registration & Licensing Department

Circular (13 -2020) - Adding a new request: "Update Contact Info" on the Registration & Licensing System
Circular (12 -2020) - Update on the requirements to obtain a License to practice for visiting doctors (Locum)
Circular (11 -2020) - Approval of "Assistant Psychologist" scope within the "Allied Health Practitioners" scopes list
Circular (10 -2020) - Guidelines regarding the periods of practicing under supervision (update)
Circular (09 -2020) - Update on Circular (03-2020)
Circular (08 -2020) - Allowing healthcare practitioners licensed in the private sector to temporary practice in the governmental hospital to contain the COVID-19 pandemic
Circular (07 -2020) - Virtual appointments/medical consultation & electronic sick leaves as one of the measures to control the spread of (COVID-19)
Circular (06 -2020) - Process for the voluntarily practice to overcome the current situation of Corona virus COVID19
Circular (05-2020) - permission of voluntarily practice to feed the health sector with healthcare providers in response to the current the situation of novel corona virus COVID19 in the State of Qatar
Circular (04-2020) - Suspension of the Open Day Services
Circular (03-2020) - Extending the license validity for 6 months with permission to continue practicing during this crisis period of the situation of novel corona virus (COVID-19)
Circular (02-2020) - Modifications on Qualifying Examination Fees
Circular (01-2020) - Update on Break in Practice Policy for Physicians and Dentists

Accreditation Department

Circular (02-2020) - Participating in Accredited (Category 1) Online CME/CPD Activities
Circular (01-2020) - Conducting Accredited Online CME/CPD Activities

Fitness to Practice Dep​artmen​t

Circular (03-2020) - Abrogation of poster “PATIENT RIGHT TO COMPLAIN” due to some changes in the responsible authority for complaints reception only
Circular (02-2020) - Mandatory Reporting of disciplinary actions/ decisions taken by Healthcare Facilities against their healthcare practitioners
Circular (01-2020) - The Scrutiny and Verification of Sick Leaves Issuance Process
22019

Registration & Licensing Department

Update on PSV Services - Circular for the DataFlow Group
Circular (10-2019) - Update on the Policy of Required Medical Tests for Licensing/Renewal
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 (03-2019) – Adverse Medical Outcome Reporting
Circular (02-2019) – The mandate of using Patient's QID Personal Number in all correspondences related to him/her
Circular (01-2019) – Refraining healthcare practitioners from advertising/promoting themselves, others, or any medical products, drugs, surgical or non-surgical interventions
32018

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
42017

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
52016

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
62015

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
72014

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
82013
92012

Registration & Licensing Department

Circular (39-2012) - Guidelines for Dentists
102011
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