Section 31 in The Clinical Establishments (Registration and Regulation) Act, 2010

Title: Fresh application for permanent registration

Description: The disallowing of an application for permanent registration shall not debar a clinical establishment from applying afresh for permanent registration under section 24 and after providing such evidence, as may be required, of having rectified the deficiences on which grounds the earlier application was disallowed.

Title: Cancellation of registration

Description: (1) If, at any time after any clinical establishment has been registered, the authority is satisfied that,-- (a) the conditions of the registration are not being complied with; or (b) the person entrusted with the management of the clinical establishment has been convicted of an offence punishable under this Act, it may issue a notice to the clinical establishment to show cause within three months' time as to why its registration under this Act should not be cancelled for the reasons to be mentioned in the notice. (2) If after giving a reasonable opportunity to the clinical establishment, the authority is satisfied that there has been a breach of any of the provisions of this Act or the rules made thereunder, it may, by an order, without prejudice to any other action that it may take against such clinical establishment, cancel its registration. (3) Every order made under sub-section (2) shall take effect— (a) where no appeal has been preferred against such order immediately on the expiry of the period prescribed for such appeal; and (b) where such appeal has been preferred and it has been dismissed from the date of the order of such dismissal: Provided that the authority, after cancellation of registration for reasons to be recorded in writing, may restrain immediately the clinical establishment from carrying on if there is imminent danger to the health and safety of patients.

Title: Inspection of registered clinical establishments

Description: (1) The authority or an officer authorised by it shall have the right to cause an inspection of, or inquiry in respect of any registered clinical establishment, its building, laboratories and equipment and also of the work conducted or done by the clinical establishment, to be made by such multi-member inspection team as it may direct and to cause an inquiry to be made in respect of any other matter connected with the clinical establishment and that establishment shall be entitled to be represented thereat. (2) The authority shall communicate to the clinical establishment the views of that authority with reference to the results of such inspection or inquiry and may, after ascertaining the opinion of the clinical establishment thereon, advise that establishment upon the action to be taken. (3) The clinical establishment shall report to the authority, the action, if any, which is proposed to be taken or has been taken upon the results of such inspection or inquiry and such report shall be furnished within such time, as the authority may direct. (4) Where the clinical establishment does not, within a reasonable time, take action to the satisfaction of the authority, it may, after considering any explanation furnished or representation made by the clinical establishment, issue such directions within such time as indicated in the direction, as that authority deems fit, and the clinical establishment shall comply with such directions.

Title: Power to enter

Description: The authority or an officer authorised by it may, if there is any reason to suspect that anyone is carrying on a clinical establishment without registration, enter and search in the manner prescribed, at any reasonable time and the clinical establishment, shall offer reasonable facilities for inspection or inquiry and be entitled to be represented thereat: Provided that no such person shall enter the clinical establishment without giving notice of his intention to do so.

Title: Levy of fee by State Government Appeal

Description: The State Government may charge fees for different categories of clinical establishments, as may be prescribed.

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