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Royal Decree 18/2018 Establishing the Oman College of Health Sciences and the Higher Institute for Health Specialties and Promulgating Their System

2018/18 18/2018

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We, Qaboos bin Said, the Sultan of Oman

after perusal of the Basic Statute of the State promulgated by Royal Decree 101/96,

Royal Decree 55/93 Regarding the Systems of Education Institutes of the Ministry of Health,

Royal Decree 48/2012 Establishing the Education Council and Promulgating Its System,

Royal Decree 33/2013 Regarding the Medical and Allied Health Professions in Government Medical Establishments (Civil and Military),

and Royal Decree 36/2014 Determining the Competences of the Ministry of Health and Adopting Its Organisational Structure,

and in pursuance of public interest,

have decreed as follows

Article I

A university college of health sciences named the "Oman College of Health Sciences", and a higher institute for health specialties named the "Higher Institute of Health Specialties" are hereby established, both subordinate to the Ministry of Health, and governed by the provisions of the attached system.

Article II

The Oman College of Health Sciences and the Higher Institute of Health Specialties have legal personality and enjoy financial and administrative independence. Their headquarters shall be in the Governorate of Muscat, and branches for them may be established in other governorates, after approval by the Education Council and the concerned bodies.

Article III

Competences, allocations, assets, rights, and records for each of: the Institute of Health Sciences, the Oman Assistant Pharmacy Institute, the Oman Institute of Public Health, the Oman Nursing Institute, the Oman Institute for Health Information Management, and the nursing institutes of the Ministry of Health in the governorates are hereby transferred to the Oman College of Health Sciences. The nursing institutes of the Ministry of Health in the governorates are hereby made branches for the college.

Article IV

Competences, allocations, assets, rights, and records of the Oman Specialised Nursing Institute of the Ministry of Health are hereby transferred to the Higher Institute of Health Specialties.

Article V

Administrative employees of the institutes mentioned in articles III and IV of this decree are hereby transferred to the Oman College of Health Sciences and the Higher Institute for Health Specialties with the same financial grades, and the provisions of the Civil Service Law shall apply to them. Faculty employees in these institutes are also transferred with the same financial grades.

Article VI

The grades, salaries, allowances, and periodic increments due to faculty employees at the college and the institute are determined in accordance with table 5 of the attached Annex 2 to the aforementioned Royal Decree 33/2013.

Article VII

The Oman College of Health Sciences and the Higher Institute for Health Specialties shall be subject to the laws, royal decrees, and regulations governing higher education in regard to that which is not governed by a special text in this decree and the system attached to it.

Article VIII

The Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Oman College of Health Sciences and the Higher Institute for Health Specialties shall issue the necessary regulations and decisions for implementing the provisions of this decree and the attached system, and until they are issued, the provisions of the regulations and decisions in force continue to operate to the degree that they do not contradict with their provisions.

Article IX

The aforementioned Royal Decree 55/93 is hereby repealed as well as all that is contrary to this decree and the attached system, or in conflict with their provisions.

Article X

This decree shall be published in the Official Gazette, and comes into force on the date of its issuance.

Issued on: 21 Ramadan 1439
Corresponding to: 6 June 2018

Qaboos bin Said
Sultan of Oman

Published in Official Gazette 1247 issued on 10 June 2018.


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