What is KPME registration?
KPME stands for Karnataka Private Medical establishment. All private medical establishments in Karnataka are required to register for KPME and obtain the license certificate.
The Karnataka Private Medical Establishments (KPME) Act was passed in 2007. The aim was to bring a comprehensive legislation in place of the Karnataka Private Nursing Home (Regulation) Act, 1976. The bill made the registration of private medical establishments compulsory. It also put forward the guidelines to ensure the quality of the establishments.
The bill was amended in 2017. The amendment paved the way for the Karnataka government fixing the rates for each class of treatment and will provide grievance redressal systems.
The establishments those have to register under KPME are hospitals or dispensaries with or without beds, consultation centres, nursing homes, polyclinics, clinical laboratories, clinics, diagnostic centres, physiotherapy centres, maternity homes, scanning centres, blood banks and radiological centres.
Documents required for KPME registration
- BMW registration certificate.
- Clearance certificate from Pollution Control Board.
- Authorization from DHO, Karwar.
- Notification of schedule of charges.
- Notification of establishment details.
- Photo of the medical officer.
- Sketch of the establishment.
- Photo of the establishment from 3 angles.
- Aadhar card of the medical officer.
- Marks cards and convocation certificate of the medical officer.
- Hospital staff details in A4 size paper with seal and stamp.
- Rate list.
- Fire safety certificate.
- Trade license certificate from BBMP or municipal office.
- Council registration certificate or association membership certificate within Karnataka.
- Occupancy certificate from town planning section, Head office, BBMP or Municipal office.
Details needed for KPME registration
- Establishment name.
- Establishment address.
- Owner name.
- Establishment type.
- Ownership type.
- Type of area in which the establishment belongs to.
- Pin code.
- Landline Phone number with STD code.
- Mobile number.
- Fax number.
- E mail ID.
- Latest photo of the owner.
What is the procedure for applying for KPME registration?
Procedure for KPME registration:
- Enter the KPME registration portal.
- Enter the name of the establishment to be registered.
- Enter the name of the establishment owner.
- Select the type of ownership from the dropdown list. The dropdown list contains the options;
5. Enter the address of the establishment premises located.
6. Select the establishment type from the drop down list. The drop down list contains the options;
- Non profit
- Public Ltd.
- Private Ltd.
7. Select the district.
8. Select the area.
Select whether establishment belongs to BBMP or ULB or Other area.
If the establishment belongs to BBMP area, then select name of the Taluk and name of the ward from the drop down list.
If the establishment belongs to ULB area, then select name of the Taluk and name of the Town from the drop down list.
If establishment belongs to Other area, then select name of the Taluk and name of the Village from the drop down list.
9. Select the Taluk.
10. Enter valid six digits Pin Code.
11. Enter valid 10 digit mobile number. This will be used for further communication.
12. Enter the email id.
13. Enter the username. It should be minimum 8 non blank alphanumeric characters.
14. Enter the password. It should be of minimum 8 alphanumeric characters.
15. Confirm the password.
16. Upload latest photo of owner. The format should be JPG with a maximum size of 15 KB. Click on the browse button and select the file which needs to be uploaded.
17. Click register button.
18. Note username and password for login.
19. Take the print out of the registration slip for future reference.
20. After the registration, the application is to be submitted within 15 days. Otherwise, the username will be disable permanently.
Procedure for submission of application:
- Go to the login page of KPME.
- Enter the user name.
- Enter the password.
- Click the login button.
- Select the category and subcategory.
- Select New/ Existing establishment.
- Enter the establishment details.
- Click on Save.
- Application number is generated.
- Select the application number and enter the manpower details.
- Select the application number and attach the documents.
- Select subcategory and enter standard details.
- Select subcategory and enter schedule-e details.
- Select the application number and enter fee details.
- Click the submit button.
- The application is submitted and cannot be edited.
- Editing can be done only before submitting the application.
- By clicking on the Application status tab, application status can be traced.
- By clicking Application print tab, application printout can be taken by selecting application number.
- By clicking Update profile, mobile number can be updated for receiving information from department. The latest photo of the owner can also be updated.
- By clicking Documents requested tab, any documents or additional documents requested by the verification authority can be uploaded.
What if you violate the law?
- When any person establishes, runs or maintains a private medical establishment without registration granted under section 7 he shall, on conviction be punished with imprisonment for a period which may extend up to 3 years and with fine which may extend up to one lakh rupees.
- When a person is punished under sub section (1), it will lead to the instant closure of the unregistered private medical establishment, except where a registration is cancelled or suspended and an appeal filed against such cancellation or suspension is pending.
- Every order made under sub section (1) shall contain a direction that the patients under treatment of such unregistered private medical establishment shall be transferred to such other private medical establishment specified in that order. It shall also contain such other provisions as to the care and custody of such patients pending such transfer.
- Where any person runs or maintains a private medical establishment violating the conditions of registration or violates the provisions of section 12 or 13, or fails comply with the direction issued under sub section (2), he shall, on conviction, be punished with a fine which may extend to twenty five thousand rupees. In case of the second or subsequent offense, the person will be punished with a fine which may extend to fifty thousand rupees.
- Where a person violates any other provisions of this act or the rules made thereunder he shall, on conviction, be punishable with a fine which may extend up to rupees one lakh.
- Notwithstanding anything contained in this act, whoever makes any false and frivolous or vexatious complaint under this act shall be punishable by the Registration and Grievance Redressal authority with a fine which may extend up to rupees ten thousand.
Being the owner of a Private Medical Establishment in Karnataka one has to register with KPME. It is necessary for them to strictly follow the rules and regulations of the act. Failing to comply with these, lead to punishable offenses under the act.