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Medical Licensing Department doesn’t recognize ‘non-accredited certificates’

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 14: The Medical Licensing Department (MLD) does not recognize non-accredited academic certificates during the issuance, renewal and transfer of licenses for practicing medical professions for all disciplines and levels, reports Al-Anba daily.

This came in a circular issued by the department which was circulated recently to the managers of hospitals, medical centers, dispensaries and clinics.

According to the circular, the law issued by the Council of Ministers No. 78 of 2019, and contains instructions from the Ministry of Health the department will not receive non-accredited academic certificates for any application for a license to practice a medical profession and its auxiliary professions.

Sources have called for a review by the Ministry of Higher Education first to obtain the equivalence of academic certifi- cates before applying for a license to practice the profession.

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