As the Grand Court prepares to hear a legal challenge over the hiring of “institutionally registered” doctors, the Cayman Islands Medical and Dental Society has launched a campaign encouraging people to learn about medical personnel listed on the “ traditional main list. and who are on the ‘institutional list’.
Until about a decade ago, only healthcare professionals who had qualifications in one of seven countries – Australia, Canada, Jamaica, New Zealand, South Africa, UK and USA – could sign up to practice in Cayman Islands.
With Dr. Devi Shetty’s Health City on the horizon at this point, the law was amended to create an additional list, called the ‘institutional list’, which would allow doctors who graduated from other jurisdictions to work in health care facilities. medical tourism on the island.
In upcoming legal review, Doctors Hospital, which filed the legal challenge as CTMH Holdings, will claim that institutionally registered healthcare professionals practice in Cayman Islands without having to adhere to the same criteria as healthcare workers. on the master list who operate in other facilities.
He wants the Cayman Islands government to formulate criteria for designating an institution as a place where “institutionally registered” practitioners can be employed, revise this designation and release a “transparent document” of the criteria.
The judicial review begins on Wednesday April 20 and is expected to last three days.
The Cayman Islands Medical and Dental Society, whose membership only includes professionals on the main list, opposed plans to create two separate lists of practitioners as early as 2011, when the issue was debated in the Legislative Assembly. . At the time, the government was working on changing a number of laws that would help pave the way for the creation of Health City.
CIMDS, in a press release issued last week, said it was launching an educational campaign called the Master List Identification Program “to raise awareness about the politically motivated creation of two separate provider registration lists. health care”.
He said he has developed a “Green Tick Initiative” allowing practitioners to display an easily identifiable logo representing their listing on the main list.
A brochure published by the organization states: ‘In order to make informed health care choices for you and your family, you need to have an understanding of the system and a clear way of identifying Master List providers. This is why CIMDS is implementing the Principal List Identification Program (PLIP). You can rest assured that your health care provider or facility is affiliated with the master list if you see the green check mark.
The list of primary and institutional medical practitioners can be viewed here.