Registration of Medical Practitioners

Registration of Medical Practitioners and Medical Support Staff is carried out by the Health Inspectorate of Latvia (hereinafter referred to as - Inspectorate).

 

On 1 June 2016, the Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 317 “Procedure for establishing, supplementing and maintaining the Register of Medical Practitioners and Medical Support Staff” entered into force.

The Inspectorate draws attention to significant changes made to the regulatory framework:

The Register of Medical Practitioners and Medical Support Staff contains registered doctors, dentists, dental specialists, physiotherapists and specialists of related specialties, masseurs, art therapists, nutrition specialists, podologists, military paramedics, nurses, midwives, doctor assistants, biomedicine laboratory assistants, radiologist assistants, cosmeticians, beauty specialists and medical support staff.

 

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Global Awareness-raising Campaign on Laundry Detergent Capsules/packets

16.03.2015

 

The OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) Global Awareness-raising Campaign on Laundry Detergent Capsules (16 to 23 March 2015) aims to inform of the risks posed by a product that is present in growing number of households worldwide: laundry detergent capsules (or packets). These products can be attractive to children and can pose serious dangers if not handled and stored safely.
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Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union

23.12.2014

The Latvian Presidency of the Council will take place during the first half of 2015. Latvia will take over the Presidency from Italy and pass it to Luxembourg.

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15 October – Global Hand-washing Day

15.10.2014

Marking the Global Hand-washing Day, experts of the Health Inspectorate remind about the importance of personal hygiene in educational establishments.

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Medical tourism

06.08.2014

Like other countries, Latvia also has health care providers offering health care services to medical tourists. One of the requirements for medical tourism service providers is registration in the Registry of Medical Institutions. Such registration ensures that medical institution is working in compliance with legislation of the Republic of Latvia and is duly supervised by the Health Inspectorate.

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Agreed action from EU Member States on the status of general purpose automatic pipettes and pipette tips

29.05.2014

A corrective action concerning the status of automatic pipettes and pipette tips for general laboratory use has been agreed within the Conformity and Enforcement (COEN) group, in order to have a harmonised European implementation of the provisions of the Directive 98/79/EC.

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