The present law repeals the 2010 Act passed by the Left Front government
Aiming to improve private healthcare in the State and take stringent measures against health institutions accused of medical negligence and corrupt practices, the West Bengal Clinical Establishments (Registration, Regulation and Transparency) Bill, 2017, was passed.
The legislation repealed the West Bengal Clinical Establishments (Registration and Regulation) Act, 2010, passed by the Left Front government.
Objective of the bill
WB government said the legislation is aimed at bringing transparency, ending harassment of patients and checking medical negligence at private hospitals and nursing homes. The Bill also seeks to bring clinics, dispensaries and polyclinics under its ambit.