Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Justice grants 12 women ‘verification’ license

Saudi Arabia’s justice ministry said women have for the first time been allowed to become notaries. (Photo: Supplied)
Updated 10 July 2018
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Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Justice grants 12 women ‘verification’ license

JEDDAH: The Ministry of Justice has revealed that 12 women have been granted “verification” licenses, which allow them to do some of the services of notaries for the first time in the Ministry’s history.
The Ministry explained that the terms of reference granted to male and female “verifiers” include issuing and revoking mandates, and documenting the contracts of the establishment of companies, and that the verifiers should work morning and evening hours throughout the week according to an integrated electronic process.
The Ministry noted that the total number of verification licensees has reached 1,313 for male and female verifiers and confirmed that it continues to grant licenses while ensuring the quality of services provided to beneficiaries. Verified documents through this service are approved by all government departments.
The Minister of Justice, Dr. Waleed Al-Sama’ani, launched the verification service last year as part of the Ministry’s initiatives in the National Transformation 2020 Program aimed at increasing the efficiency of the verification work for individuals and companies through the involvement of the private sector in a way that expands the privatization of justice services and supports the national economy in line with the objectives of Vision 2030.
The verification service, which can be accessed through its portal (https://mwathiq.sa), is one of the main services of the Ministry of Justice assigned to the private sector to facilitate verification procedures for beneficiaries as well as to support the national economy and Vision 2030.


King Salman approves health care programs

King Salman
Updated 16 July 2018
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King Salman approves health care programs

  • Clinical coding licenses and standards will be included in unified national standards for accreditation of health facilities
  • The training program aims to improve the quality of health care and control expenditure

JEDDAH: King Salman on Sunday approved the implementation of an electronic sick-leave system, and directed relevant authorities to coordinate with the Civil Service Ministry in case of any amendments to the terms for granting sick leave.
He also approved a program to train Saudi professionals in clinical coding. The Saudi Health Council and the Human Resources Development Fund (Hadaf) are cooperating to implement the training program, whose aim is to encourage the private health sector to hire the program’s graduates by leveraging the funding provided by Hadaf.
The training program aims to improve the quality of health care and control expenditure. The Health Ministry’s General Directorate of Licenses will establish an electronic network linked to the licensing system of the Clinical Coding Department at the National Center for Health Information.
The Council of Cooperative Health Insurance will work with the Saudi Health Council to develop controls and find ways to employ graduates at private health care institutions.
Clinical coding licenses and standards will be included in unified national standards for accreditation of health facilities.
This initiative is part of the Saudi Health Council’s efforts to contribute to achieving the Vision 2030 reform plan, whose objectives include the Saudization of certain professions that are vital for the national economy.