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Public Consultation on Reducing Regulatory Burdens in Setting Up a Private Hospital in Malaysia

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC), a statutory body under the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) has been tasked to conduct a review of regulatory burdens in certain selected services sub-sectors, with the main objective to ease doing business in Malaysia. This initiative is aimed at modernising business regulations for productivity improvement and ultimately boosts the country’s economy growth. Eighteen services sub-sectors, which include Private Healthcare services, have been identified under this review.

As at Q4 2012, MPC conducted a series of collaborative workshops with a few stakeholders regarding the regulatory process on Setting up a Private Hospital in Malaysia. Several issues on location or zoning and building plan approvals have been discussed and deliberated, and the initial findings have been updated in a Health Panel meeting early this year. Subsequently, MPC with a group of experts have drafted a Public Consultation paper on Reducing Regulatory Burdens in Setting up a Private Hospital in Malaysia. The paper is targeted at getting responses from various stakeholders on the findings before any recommendation is being put forward. As per telephone conversation, the paper can be downloaded from http://www.mpc.gov.my/publicconsultation - the link is open for public response from 15 February 2013 until 14 April 2013.

Members are encouraged to provide their input to the Public Consultation paper via online response form (by clicking on 'My Opinion' from the website http://www.mpc.gov.my/publicconsultation)