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Application for issue and renewal of licences
6.
—(1)  An application for a licence shall be made to the Director in the prescribed form and shall be accompanied by —
(a)
the prescribed fee;
(b)
such particulars, information and documents as may be specified by the Director; and
(c)
if required by the Director, a statutory declaration by the applicant verifying any information contained in or relating to the application.
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(2)  On receipt of an application under subsection (1), the Director may —
(a)
issue the licence applied for subject to such terms and conditions as he thinks fit to impose; or
(b)
refuse to issue the licence applied for.
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(3)  In determining whether to issue or refuse to issue a licence, the Director shall have regard to —
(a)
the character and fitness of the applicant to be issued with a licence or, where the applicant is a body corporate, the character and fitness of the members of the board of directors or committee or board of trustees or other governing body of the body corporate;
(b)
the ability of the applicant to operate and maintain a private hospital, medical clinic, clinical laboratory or healthcare establishment, as the case may be, in accordance with the prescribed standards;
(c)
the suitability of the premises (including the facilities and equipment therein) to be licensed for use as a private hospital, medical clinic, clinical laboratory or healthcare establishment, as the case may be; and
(d)
the adequacy of the nursing and other staff that is to be employed at the premises to be licensed.
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(4)  For the purpose of subsection (3), the Director, before issuing the licence applied for, may —
(a)
inspect the premises to be licensed, or cause such premises to be inspected by an authorised officer; and
(b)
require the applicant at his own expense —
(i)
to make such alteration or improvement to the premises to be licensed; or
(ii)
to provide, fix or install such facilities and equipment therein,
as the Director may specify.
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(5)  The Director may, at any time, vary or revoke any of the existing terms or conditions imposed under subsection (2)(a) or impose new terms and conditions.
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(6)  Every licence issued under this section —
(a)
shall be in such form as the Director may determine;
(b)
shall be valid for the period stated therein unless it is sooner revoked under section 9; and
(c)
may be renewed upon its expiry.
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(7)  Subsections (1) to (6) shall apply, with the necessary modifications, to an application for the renewal of a licence.
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