Decision no. (9) (2007) with regard to Medical Fitness of Foreign Workers
Source: Ministry of Health
The Minister of Health:
After perusal of Act no. (28) (2002) with regard to electronic transactions, as amended by Act no. (13) (2006),
And Act no. (19) (2006) With regard to the regulation of the labour market,
And Decision no. (5) (2001) with regard to formation and jurisdiction of the general medical committees,
And after coordination with the board of directors of the labour market regulatory authority,
And upon the presentation of the under secretary of the ministry of health,
Decided the following:-
Subject to the definitions stated in Article (1) of Act no. (19) (2006) with regard to the regulation of the labour market, the phrase “medical committee” shall be defined as: The general medical committee, formed in accordance with the provisions of the minister of health decision no.(5) (2001) with regard to the formation and jurisdiction of the general medical committees.
Any employer, authorized to employ a foreign worker, shall present such worker to the medical committee within thirty days as from the date of his arrival to the Kingdom, accompanied by a notice from the Authority, stating particulars of the foreign worker, his profession and the date of his arrival to the Kingdom.
The medical committee is authorized to carry the medical examination, in order to confirm the medical fitness of the worker for work and then issue a certificate.
The medical committee shall inform the Authority with the result of the medical examination.
The medical committee should inform the Authority within (24) hours as from the date of the medical examination, if the committee found that a worker is totally unfit for work, or he is infected with a contagious disease.
The medical committee is authorized to approve the medical certificates with respect to medical fitness of foreign workers, issued by the agencies specified by the minister of health.
The committee should inform the Authority of any decision, issued in this respect.
Subject to the regulations of electronic messages between governmental agencies, the electronic notices issued by virtue of this decision, shall be approved and considered valid.
The under secretary of the minister of health shall implement this decision, and shall be enforced on the second day as from the date of publication in the gazette
Dr. Nada Abbas Haffaz
Minister of Health
Issued on 20 Shabaan 1428 Hijri
2 September 2007
Last Update: Sunday 2 September 2007