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Healthcare Permit

Ensure your specific Healthcare Permit is approved and valid.

Process Overview

Discover the application process and what steps will be taken in order to grant a Healthcare Permit.

Healthcare License Description

Under the Omnibus Incentives Regime, the Customs Tariff (Revision) Resolution is geared towards the productive sector and provides for the duty-free importation of capital equipment and raw materials.

The key benefit is the introduction of the Productive Inputs Relief (PIR) scheme. Special categories have been created for companies in the manufacturing, agriculture, tourism (attractions and accommodations) and health sectors, along with companies within the creative industries

No application is necessary for you to access the benefits under the Omnibus Incentives framework.  A healthcare entity seeking to benefit from the Productive Inputs Relief (PIR) system must first register with the respective regulating Ministry for status as a bona fide ‘Healthcare Facility’.  The Ministry of Health and Wellness (MOHW) is the regulating Ministry for the Healthcare sector.

Under the Customs Tariff (Revision) Resolution, a key benefit has been introduced, which is the Productive Inputs Relief (PIR) scheme. Through the PIR system, the Government of Jamaica (GOJ) has targeted specific sectors – Agriculture, Manufacturing, Tourism, Healthcare and Creative Industries – in which to promote and stimulate growth in the economy. The PIR provides for the duty-free importation of specific items where they are for productive use.

The MOHW has as a part of its mandate “To ensure the provision of quality health services”. Together with its Regional Health Authorities (RHAs) and other related organizations including the Public Health Departments of the Municipal Corporations, they make up the public health system and are responsible for health care delivery across the island; and the monitoring of private healthcare facilities within the country. For more information about accessing this incentive continue to the next step of this business process guideline.