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Order No. (9) of 2007 With Regard to Proving Medical Fitness of Foreign Workers

Source: Ministry of Health

Minister of Health:

Having reviewed Legislative Decree No. (28) of 2002 Concerning Electronic Transactions, as amended by Law No. (13) of 2006; Act No. (19) of 2006 with Regard to the Labour Market Regulation;
Law No. (5) of 2001 With Respect to Forming General Medical Committees and their Determining their Specializations; and Having coordinated with the Board of Directors of Labour Market Regulatory Authority;
and Upon submission by the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health

Orders as the follows:

Article (1)

Notwithstanding the definitions in the First Article of Act No. (19) of 2006 with Regard to the Labour Market Regulation, the Medical Committee: shall mean the General Medical Committee formed as per the provisions of the Minister’s of Health Order No. (5) of 2001 forming the medical committees and determining their specializations.

Article (2)

An employer, who is authorized to hire a foreign worker, shall send the foreign worker to the medical committee within thirty days from the date of his arrival to the Kingdom, accompanied by a notice issued by the Authority to conduct a medical examination, in which the worker’s details, occupation, date of arrival to the Kingdom are recorded.

Article (3)

Medical committee is responsible to sign the medical examination of the foreign worker to prove his extent health fitness to work, issue a certificate, and notify the Authority by the outcome of the medical examination.

Article (4)

The medical committee shall notify the Authority within 24 hours from the date on which the foreign worker undergoes medical examination, in case he is found finally unfit for work or if he is suffering from a contagious disease.

Article (5)

The Committee shall be competent to ratify medical reports and medical certificates on the medical condition of foreign workers, issued by those to be determined by the Minister of Health. The Committee must also notify the Authority of its decision.

Article (6)

Notwithstanding the regulations on the electronic communications between government authorities, the electric form are permitted for the notices prescribed in this Order.

Article (7)

The Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health shall implement this Order, which shall come into force on the day following the date of its publication in the Official Gazette.

Minister of Health
Dr. Nada Abbas Haffadh

Issued on : 20 Shaaban 1428 Hijra
Corresponding to 2 September 2007.

Last Update: Wednesday 2 September 2009