According to the stipulations of the Act No. 21 of 2006 on the Registration of private Medical Institutions, all private medical institutions in Sri Lanka should be registered under the Private Health Regulatory Council.

Maintaining unregistered private medical institutions is a punishable offense. Hon. Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine has ordered the raiding teams to deploy and raid all the unregistered medical establishments in order to take legal actions against them. After 31st January 2018, a payment of penalty will be charged for the institutions that will get delay for their registrations.

Categories of Private Medical Institutions

  • Private Hospitals, Nursing Homes & Maternity Homes
  • Medical Laboratories
  • Medical Centres / Screening Centres / Day Care Medical Centres / Channel Consultations
  • Full time General Practices/ Dispensaries/ Medical Clinics
  • Part time General Practices/ Dispensaries/ Medical Clinics
  • Fulltime Dental Surgeries
  • Part time Dental Surgeries
  • Full time Medical Specialist Practices
  • Part time Medical Specialist Practices
  • Private Ambulance Services
  • Other Private Medical Institutions including Blood Banks, Stem Cell Banks, Dental Laboratories, Home Care Nursing Services, Medical Man Power Training Institutions, Rehabilitation Centres, Physiotherapy Centres, Long Term Health Care Home and Private Nurses Training School.

Registration forms for year 2018 could be obtained from:-

From All Provincial and District Health Services Directors.

Secretary, Private Health Services Regulatory Council -No. 2A, cbm House, 4th Roor, Lake Dive, Colombo 08 or

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Special Message to the public

When you seek services and care from any Private Medical Institutions in Sri Lanka, you are hereby requested to look for either ‘Registration Certificate’ or “Recognition Board” issued by the Private Health Services Regulatory Council.

Such registration and recognition indicate that the institution conforms to the standards stipulated by the Private Health Services Regulatory Council and are expected to provide safe, efficient and quality health care services to you, your family members and friends.

The Ministry of Health recommends that the public should prevent getting treatments from the unregistered and illegal medical institutions.

For further inquiries: 011-2672911,011-2672912,011-3083360 and 011-3133068

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Requirement to register private medical institutions for year 2018

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