Saudi Commission for Health Specialties(SCFHS)
In 1403 AH, a Royal Order was issued approving the Statute of the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (SCFHS). SCFHS is responsible for supervising and evaluating training programs, as well as setting controls and standards for the practice of health professions. SCFHS launched its work through its competent supervisory, executive and specialist boards and committees. To date, the number of adopted programs exceeded 37.
Based in Riyadh, SCFHS was established by Royal Decree No. M/2, dated 6/2/1413 AH. SCFHS is a scientific Commission which has legal personality, and its
Headquarter is located in the Diplomatic Quarter, Riyadh, with several branches across the Kingdom (Commission branches).
SCFHS aims to improve professional performance, develop and encourage skills, and enrich scientific theory and practice in the different health-related fields, by:
Developing, approving and supervising professional health-related programs, and developing sustained medical education programs for health-related disciplines, in line with the general educational framework.
Forming, supervising and approving the recommendation of the health-scientific boards and sub-committees needed to carry out the tasks assigned to SCFHS.
Evaluating and recognizing health institutions for the purposes of training and specializing.
Supervising and approving the results of specialized examinations through specialist scientific committees and boards.
Issuing professional certificates, such as diploma, fellowship and membership certificates, regardless whether SCFHS actually administers the examinations or merely contributes to them.
Coordinating with other professional health boards, commissions, associations and schools, inside and outside the Kingdom.
Developing the principles and standards governing the practice of health professions, including the Code of Ethics.
Evaluating and approving health certificates.
Encouraging scientific research, publishing scientific papers and issuing its own journals or periodicals.
Participating in recommending general plans to qualify and develop human resources in health fields.
Organizing seminars and holding press conferences to discuss domestic health problems, recommending adequate solutions and monitoring the implementation of recommendations.
Encouraging health-related scientific research and proposing research topics, as well as providing support and full or partial funding.
Approving the establishment of scientific associations for health specialties.