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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Regarding tests/investigations at private hospitals/diagnostic laboratories/imaging centres empanelled under CGHS/CS(MA) Rules

Regarding tests/investigations at private hospitals/diagnostic laboratories/imaging centres empanelled under CGHS/CS(MA) Rules



F.No. S. 14025/38/2014-MS
Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare


Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi,
 Dated the 17th September, 2014

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Regarding tests/investigations at private hospitals/diagnostic laboratories/imaging centres empanelled under CGHS/CS(MA) Rules.

The undersigned is directed to say that the references for clarification of validity of the medical prescriptions, etc. issued by the Authorised Medical Attendant have been received in the Ministry.

2. The matter has been examined in the Ministry and it is clarified that in case of CS(MA) beneficiaries availing tests/investigations at private hospitals/diagnostic laboratories/imaging centres empanelled under CGHS/CS(MA) Rules on the recommendation
of their concerned AMAs and after obtaining permission from their respective Departments/Ministries, the medical prescription issued by an AMA/Government Specialist prescribing diagnostic tests/investigations shall be treated as valid for a single use within a period of two weeks from the date of prescription. However the medical prescription shall remain valid beyond two weeks for undertaking diagnostic tests/investigations if specifically prescribed by the AMA/Government Specialist, about the date or period by which the prescribed tests are to be conducted for a routine check up or follow up treatment. The medical prescription would require revalidation or issue of a fresh prescription from the prescribing AMA/Government Specialist for getting the prescribed tests done after expiry of the validity period of two weeks or as prescribed by the AMA/Government Specialist, as the case may be.


Sd/-
(Arun Chowdhury)
Under Secretary to the Government of India


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