21 May 2019

Compulsory International Accreditation of Day Surgical Centers in Dubai

Reference: CIR-2019-00000264


To: All Day Surgical Centers –Dubai



In alignment with Dubai Health Authority’s strategic plan and the commitment of the Health Regulation Sector to continuously enhance the  healthcare services and ensure compliance to the international best practices which will ultimately reflect on better provision of healthcare services in the Emirates of Dubai we hereby request your adherence to the following;

All Day Surgical Centers (DSC) are required to obtain international accreditation specially designed for DSC from one of the approved accreditors by the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua), such as Joint Commission International (JCI) Ambulatory Care, Accreditation Canada, Australian Council of Healthcare Standards International (ACHSI), and American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities.   


 The international accreditation must be obtained within 18 months effective from the date of issuance the circular. We request you all to register the name of the accreditation body of your choice  and the proof of  commencement of the accreditation process within 3 months with Ms. Naeema Al Balooshi


All DSC are to abide by the aforementioned directives within the mentioned timeframe.


With Regard/ Health Regulation Sector - DHA

Supporting Documents:

External Circular - Compulsory Accreditation of Day surgical centers.pdf:

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