Shenzhen Government Online
Chatbot
Examination and approval of medical institution establishment
From: Shenzhen Municipal Health and Family Planning Commission
Updated: 2019-01-16

Acceptance requirements

I. Applicant

1. Medical institution establishing entity (individual).

2. A legal person or individual that satisfies the following requirements may file an application.

1) For an individual to establish a clinic in an urban area, he/she must:

a. have passed the medical practicing skills examinations and obtained a practicing certificate for medical practitioner;

b. have been engaged in the clinical practice of the same specialty for at least five years after obtaining a practicing certificate for medical practitioner or becoming a medical practitioner through accreditation; and

c. have satisfied other requirements, if any, set out by the competent health authority at the level of province, autonomous region, or municipality directly under the central government.

Standards of medical practicing skills are separately formulated.

Requirements for an individual to establish a clinic in a suburban area or village are the same as those for an individual to establish a clinic in an urban area.

2) For a local people’s government at any level to establish a medical institution, the person in charge of the preparation thereof as designated or appointed by the government files the application.

3) For a legal person or other organization to establish a medical institution, its representative files the application.

4) For an individual to establish a medical institution, such individual files the application; for a partnership consisting of two or more persons to establish a medical institution, such partners file the application jointly.

II. 1. Approval shall be granted if all of the following requirements are satisfied.

1) The application materials are complete and in compliance with relevant requirements: a. application form for medical institution establishment (original); b. establishment feasibility report; c. site selection report; d. certificate of title for the medical premises (photocopy); e. bank reference letter (original); f. letter of authorization for application and document receiving (original) issued by the applying entity and identity certificate of the authorized person (photocopy); g. legal personality document of the applying entity (photocopy); and h. Preliminary Examination Opinion on Establishment of Medical Institution issued by the health and family planning authority of prefecture-level or above governing the place where the medical institution is planned to be located (original).

2. Approval shall be denied if:

1) the local Establishment Planning of Medical Institutions is not complied with;

2) the person wishing to establish a medical institution does not meet prescribed thresholds (see Articles 12 and 13 of the Medical Institution Administration Regulations and Article 5 of the Notice of the Health Department of Guangdong Province on Further Regulating Examination and Approval of Medical Institution Establishment);

3) a bank reference letter in support of the total investment fails to be provided;

4) the total investment fails to cover the budget;

5) the site for the medical institution is inadequate, for example failing to satisfy the basic area requirement for medical institutions, or the site selection is opposed by the public at the time of public announcement and such opposition is upheld after an investigation, or the purpose of the land or building(s) proposed is contrary to what is approved by other government authorities;

6) the sewage, waste and feces disposal proposals are inadequate, for example, where sewage, waste and feces will not be collected and dealt with by professional medical waste disposal companies, or where a competent environmental protection authority disapproves the sewage, waste and feces disposal proposals that the applying entity submits.

7) fundamental standards of medical institutions are not met; or

8) any whistleblowing or objection arises during the public announcement of approval of medical institution establishment, and is upheld after an investigation launched by the competent health and family planning authority.

Processing procedures

Online processing procedure

1. Application

Visit the website of “Guangdong Province Administrative Service” (http://www.gdzwfw.gov.cn/portal/branch-hall?orgCode=693956469). The applicant shall read through the guide, download relevant application forms and templates, complete online forms and upload materials.

2. Acceptance (2 working days)

The implementing authority shall examine whether the application materials submitted by the applicant are correct and complete in accordance with the standards of form and catalog within two working days of receipt thereof. The implementing authority shall accept the application and issue and serve a decision on acceptance if the acceptance requirements are satisfied, or if the application is not accepted, issue and serve a decision on rejection. In case of application materials being incomplete or not in line with statutory forms and therefore requiring supplementation or correction by the applicant, the implementing authority shall notify the applicant of everything that requires to be supplemented or corrected all at once within two working days.

3. Examination (8 working days)

Documentary examination shall apply. After acceptance, the medical administration division shall complete the examination within eight working days (excluding the time for public announcement, preparation and mailing of announcement documents, and investigation and verification), where in case of any complaint or whistleblowing during the public announcement (a special procedure of five days), the medical administration division shall carry out an investigation and verification before the handling person submits the conclusion thereof to the leader of division level for further examination.

4. Approval (5 working days)

The decision on whether to grant approval shall be made by the leader in charge within five working days.

5. Conclusion (2 working days)

The staff shall prepare the examination and approval result with the official seal affixed.

6. Service

The examination and approval system will automatically send a text message to the applicant, who is required to bring along all application materials that have been submitted online to the service hall to claim a decision on rejection of administrative approval or the approval of establishment of medical institution. The applicant may consult at the window: Comprehensive Service Window, West Hall, Administrative Service Hall, Zone B, Civic Center, Fuzhong Road 3, Futian District, Shenzhen; via telephone: (86-755) 88127282 or (86-755) 88125844; or at the website: http://www.gdzwfw.gov.cn/portal/progress-query.

Window processing procedure

1. Application

All applicants are required to make an application via the website of “Guangdong Province Administrative Service” (http://www.gdzwfw.gov.cn/portal/branch-hall?orgCode=693956469). The staff in the Administrative Service Hall shall notify applicants who intend to submit application materials there of such online application. If any applicants submit their application via other website or by mail or fax, the Administrative Service Hall shall contact and notify such applicants that they are required to submit their application via the website of “Guangdong Province Administrative Service.” The scope of acceptance and catalog of application materials are available at the website of “Guangdong Province Administrative Service” for download.

2. Acceptance (2 working days)

The implementing authority shall examine whether the application materials submitted by the applicant are correct and complete in accordance with the standards of form and catalog within two working days of receipt thereof. The implementing authority shall accept the application and issue and serve a decision on acceptance if the acceptance requirements are satisfied, or if the application is not accepted, issue and serve a decision on rejection. In case of application materials being incomplete or not in line with statutory forms and therefore requiring supplementation or correction by the applicant, the implementing authority shall notify the applicant of everything that requires to be supplemented or corrected all at once within two working days.

3. Examination (8 working days)

Documentary examination will apply. After acceptance, the medical administration division shall complete the examination within eight working days (excluding the time for public announcement, preparation and mailing of announcement documents, and investigation and verification), where in case of any complaint or whistleblowing during the public announcement (a special procedure of five days), the medical administration division will carry out an investigation and verification before the handling person submits the conclusion thereof to the leader of division level for further examination.

4. Approval (5 working days)

The decision on whether to grant approval shall be made by the leader in charge (within five working days).

5. Conclusion (2 working days)

The staff shall prepare the examination and approval result with the official seal affixed.

6. Service

The examination and approval system will automatically send a text message to the applicant, who is required to bring along all application materials that have been submitted online to the service hall to claim a decision on rejection of administrative approval or the approval of establishment of medical institution. The applicant may consult at the window: Comprehensive Service Window, West Hall, Administrative Service Hall, Zone B, Civic Center, Fuzhong Road 3, Futian District, Shenzhen; via telephone: (86-755) 88127282 or (86-755) 88125844); or online: http://www.gdzwfw.gov.cn/portal/progress-query.

Special procedure

Name

Other means of examination

Time limit

Others

Public announcement

5 working days

Application materials

List of materials

Application form for medical institution establishment (original)

Establishment feasibility report

Site selection report

Certificate of title for the medical premises (photocopy)

Legal personality document of the applying entity

Letter of authorization for application and document receiving issued by the applying entity

Service and supervision

Service information

Tel: (86-755) 88127282, (86-755) 88125844

Add of service window: Comprehensive Service Window, West Hall, Administrative Service Hall, Zone B, Civic Center, Fuzhong Road 3, Futian District, Shenzhen

Website: http://www.szhfpc.gov.cn/gzcy/zxts/

WeChat ID: szwjwwx

Correspondence add: Comprehensive Service Window, West Hall, Administrative Service Hall, Zone B, Civic Center, Fuzhong Road 3, Futian District, Shenzhen

Supervision information

Complaint hotline: (86-755) 12345

Add of complaint window: Complaint Office, 1/F, East Block, Xincheng Building, 1025 Shennan Road Central, Futian District, Shenzhen

Complaint website: http://www.szhfpc.gov.cn/gzcy/zxts/

Email: swjwxf@szhfpc.gov.cn

Correspondence add: Complaint Office, 1/F, East Block, Xincheng Building, 1025 Shennan Road Central, Futian District, Shenzhen

Service window

Comprehensive Service Window, West Hall, Administrative Service Hall, Zone B, Civic Center

Add: Civic Center, Fuzhong Road 3, Futian District, Shenzhen

Tel: (86-755) 88127282, (86-755) 88125844

Office hours: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.; 2-5:45 p.m., Monday to Friday (except national statutory holidays)

Buses: 38, 41, 60, 64, 107, 123, 232, 234, 235, 236, 374, 398, N9, E18, B686, K578, M390, Peak-time Bus 19, Civic Center Stop (市民中心站); 34, 38, 60, 64, 71, 76 interval, 235, 371, 373, 374, M347, M390, Peak-time Bus 4, Peak-time Bus 19, Civic Center East Stop (市民中心东站)

Metro: Line 2, Civic Center Station (市民中心站), Exit E; Line 3, Children’s Palace Station (少年宫站), Exit A1, A2, D; Line 4, Civic Center Station (市民中心站), Exit B or Children’s Palace Station (少年宫站), Exit A1, A2, D

Charge

Free of charge

(Note: The text above is a translation of the Chinese version for reference only. In case of any discrepancy between the two versions, the original published Chinese version shall prevail.)