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Uhuru signs Health Laws (Amendment), Assumption of the Office of County Governor bills into law

The new health law amends the Pharmacy and Poisons Act (Cap 244), the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Act (Cap 244), the Nurses Act (Cap 257), and the Kenya Medical Training College Act (Cap 261)/PSCU

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 13 – President Uhuru Kenyatta has signed into law the Health Laws (Amendment) Bill of 2018 and the Assumption of the Office of County Governor Bill.

The new health law amends the Pharmacy and Poisons Act (Cap 244), the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Act (Cap 244), the Nurses Act (Cap 257), and the Kenya Medical Training College Act (Cap 261).

Other legislations amended through the Health Laws (Amendment) Act include the Nutritionists and Dieticians Act, the Kenya Medical Supplies Authority Act, the Counsellors and Psychologists Act, the Physiotherapists Act, the Health Records and Information Managers Act and the Clinical Officers (Training, Registration and Licensing) Act.

The brief signing ceremony at State House Nairobi was attended by Speaker of the Senate Ken Lusaka, Majority Leader in the National Assembly Aden Duale and his Senate counterpart Kipchumba Murkomen, Solicitor General Ken Ogeto and the Head of Public Service Dr Joseph Kinyua.

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