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Posted On: 24 March 2020 05:42 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:06 pm

Qatar to establish Health Prosecution to preserve public health, community safety

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H.E. Attorney General Dr. Ali bin Fetais Al Marri issued on Tuesday a decision to establish the Health Prosecution, as part of the precautionary and preventive measures taken by the state to preserve public health and community safety.

The decision to establish the Health Prosecution comes within means to deter violators of public health laws, while the new Prosecution office is responsible for investigating in all health-related crimes, especially those that occur in violation of the provisions of the following laws:

Law No. 11 of 1982 regulating medical treatment institutions.

Law No. 2 of 1983 regarding the practice of the profession of medicine, dental medicine and surgery, and its amendments.

Law No. 3 of 1983 regulating pharmacy professions, agents of pharmaceutical factories and companies, and its amendments.

Decree-Law No. 17 of 1990 on the prevention of infectious diseases.

Law No. 3 of 2014 on packaging and serving of human food.

Law No. 15 of 2015 regulating the transportation and transplantation of human organs.

Law No. 16 of 2016 regarding mental health.

The decision stipulated that all reports related to health crimes pending in front of all other procuratorates will be referred to the Health Prosecution unless they have been disposed of.

The decision indicated that the Health Prosecution is headed by a Public Prosecutor with the rank of Public Prosecutor and above and assisted by a sufficient number of public prosecutors and assistant prosecutors.

Source: Qatar News Agency