The Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board is a statutory authority established under Cap 253 Laws of Kenya to regulate the practice of medicine and dentistry in the country.
I am privileged to be a key player in steering the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board towards ensuring the provision of quality healthcare that is safe and ethical to the Kenyan people.
As an organization we rely on our Strategic Plan and the Client’s Service Charter to drive our vision and mission hence delivering our core mandate as per Cap 253 Laws of Kenya. We have over the years signed and implemented performance contracts as a tool of Monitoring & Evaluating Service Delivery. The Board has rolled out a New Business Model in a deliberate effort to improve service delivery and customer satisfaction.
In this regard, most of our services can now be accessed online including among others: –
Woodlands Road off Lenana Road Nairobi P.O Box 44839 – 00100 Nairobi, Kenya
Issue internship licences;
Issue annual private practice licences for Specialist Practice.
Issue annual licences to private, community and faith based health care institutions;and
Issue locum licences.
Conduct internship Qualifying and Pre-Registration Examination for foreign trained doctors and dentists;
Conduct assessment for foreign trained specialists; and
Monitor university examinations for medical and dental Students.
Inspect and accredit institutions for medical and dental training;
Inspect and approve internship training centers;
Inspect and supervise public, private, community and faith based training institutions; and
Inspect private and public premises of medical and Dental practice.
Maintain Annual Database for
Approved training institutions for medical and dental practitioners;
Approved medical & dental practitioners, private, community & faith based medical and dental institutions;
Curriculum for undergraduate and postgraduate students in medicine and dentistry;
Approved internship training centers;
Approved and Accredited Continuous Professional Development providers.
The Cabinet Secretary for health on:
Matters pertaining to health care and training;
Medical and Dental training institutions;
Institutions that provide Health care; and
Research regarding human subjects.
The Board collaborates with the following bodies of similar mandate:-
At the international level, with the International Association of Medical Regulatory Authority (IAMRA);
At the African Region, with the Association of Medical Council of Africa (AMCOA);
At the Regional level,with the East Africa Community Boards and/or Councils;
Locally, with the Nursing Council of Kenyan, the Pharmacy Poisons Board, the Clinical Officers Council, the Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists Board, the Radiation and Protection Board, the Nutrition Council of Kenya and other relevant health regulatory bodies; and.
With other relevant Professional Associations.
Conduct preliminary inquiries on professional conduct and medical malpractice;
Hold and conduct Tribunal meetings; and
Conduct inquiry into the health and fitness of practitioners.
Set performance targets and sign Performance Contracts with the Minister;
Prepare and submit annual appraisal reports on the Performance Contracts;
Present audited accounts to Parliament at the end of each financial year pursuant to the Public Audit Act (No.12 of2003).