ABOUT US
 
ABOUT US
 

The Medical Programme in the Ministry of Health is responsible in monitoring and regulating private healthcare facilities and services in Malaysia. Initially, the unit which carries out such duties was called the Licensing Unit of the Medical Practice Division.

The Licensing Unit which was responsible for the licencing of private hospitals, private nursing homes and private maternity homes had limited capabilities and power to ensure that services provided by these private healthcare premises were of high standards. As there was an increase in demand as well as advancement in technology in the private healthcare facilities and services, there was a need to have a more suitable law and a more appropriate role for the Licensing Unit. Hence the Private Healthcare Facilities and Services Act 1998 was passed. This Act not only sets the standards for the quality of healthcare in the private sector, it also ensures the safety and satisfaction of the public with regards to the private healthcare facilities and services.

Established in 2003, CKAPS replaces what was the Licensing Unit. CKAPS is also a branch of the Medical Practices Division of the Ministry of Health and with the assistance of our fellow units at the State level, known as Unit Kawalan Amalan Perubatan Swasta (UKAPS) we will continue to monitor, control and regulate all private healthcare facilities and services in Malaysia based on the Private Healthcate Facilities and Services Act 1998.