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4 February 2020

Kenya Government Gazette dated 2020-02-04 number 24

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                                                                                                       NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR
                                                                                                          LAW REPORTING
SPECIAL ISSUE                                                                                                LIBRARY




            THE KENYA GAZETTE
                                       Published by Authority of the Republic of Kenya
                                                        (Registered as a Newspaper at the G.P.O.)


Vol. CXXII — No. 24                                 NAIROBI, 4th February, 2020                                                     Price Sh. 60

GAZETTE NOTICE No. 786
                                                THE MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS AND DENTISTS ACT
                                                                        (Cap. 253)
               THE MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS AND DENTISTS (MEDICAL INSTITUTIONS) (AMENDMENT) RULES, 2017
                                                                     (LAT. 3 of 2017)
                                                             CATEGORIZATION OF FACILITIES
    IT IS notified for the general information of the general public that in exercise of powers conferred by section 23 of the Medical Practitioners and
Dentists Act, the Cabinet Secretary for Health, after consultation with the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Council, has categorized the following
facilities under section 15 of the Act.

Categorization         Facility      Description and services
Level 1           Community          Health facility that focuses on—
                  Health Facility
                                     (a) ensuring individuals, households and communities carry out appropriate healthy behaviours; and
                                     (b) Recognition of signs and symptoms of conditions that need to be managed at other levels of the system.
Level 2           1. Medical Clinic A health facility for —
                                     (a) treating outpatients; and
                                     (b) intended for use for not more than 12 hours to provide services including but not limited to—
                                          (i)    basic outpatient services;
                                          (ii) emergency maternity services;
                                          (iii) basic laboratory services;
                                          (iv) minor surgical procedures; and
                                          (v) outreach services
                  (2) Dental Clinic An outpatient faCility for the treatment of dental related problems.
                  3.    Dispensary/ A health facility for—
                  Faith       Based
                  organizations)    (a) outpatient services;
                                    (b) immunization;
                                     (c) child health;
                                     (d) screening for communicable conditions;
                                     (e) prevention mother to child HIV transmission;
                                     (f) institutional screening for NCDS;


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