Department of Health -Abu Dhabi is the regulative body of the Healthcare Sector in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and ensures excellence in Healthcare for the community by monitoring the health status of the population.
HAAD defines the strategy for the health system, monitors and analyses the health status of the population and performance of the system.
In addition HAAD shapes the regulatory framework for the health system, inspects against regulations, enforce standards, and encourages adoption of world – class best practices and performance targets by all healthcare service providers in the Emirate.
HAAD also drives programs to increase awareness and adoption of healthy living standards among the residents of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi in addition to regulating scope of services, premiums and reimbursement rates of the health system in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
All Health Professionals are required to obtain their licensure prior to practicing in any healthcare facility within the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. The license must be current and valid at all time during the clinical practice of the health professional. Health professionals must ensure renewing their licensure 3 months prior to the expiry date. A Health Professional license is associated with the healthcare facility their working for.
All UAE National physicians working in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi may practice in both Public and Private Sector simultaneously. The physicians must obtain a no objection from their Hospital Medical Director or management.
Health Professional Categories
Physicians (Consultant / Specialist / Medical Practitioner)