Jordan unveils new government regulations for 2024


Published: 2024-06-05 15:25

Last Updated: 2024-07-13 04:49

Jordanian Prime Minister.
Jordanian Prime Minister.

 The Jordanian government has approved new regulations for the examination of medical supplies, sterilizers, disinfectants, and cosmetics for the year 2024. In a session held on Wednesday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Dr. Bisher Al-Khasawneh, the Cabinet also established systems for the regulation of shelters for persons with disabilities and the licensing fees for banks for the same year.

The drug examination system aims to meet the accreditation requirements of the Jordan Food and Drug Administration with global entities like the global pharmaceutical manufacturing accreditation system and the World Health Organization. This includes setting up an independent system for the inspection of medical supplies and organizing the examination of products containing vitamins, minerals, and natural substances.

Additionally, the system will regulate drug examination in contracted laboratories, grant accredited laboratories a certificate of good laboratory practice, and organize the analysis of drugs and medical supplies in these laboratories.

The Cabinet also approved regulations for the inspection of medical supplies, sterilizers, disinfectants, and cosmetics; to regulate the provisions and procedures of inspections in the laboratories of the Jordan Food and Drug Administration or its accredited or contracted laboratories.

The system for residential centers for persons with disabilities was approved to regulate the renewal of licenses for these centers, supervision and oversight, determination of conditions for beneficiaries, and the medical, technical, and administrative staff working therein, including penalties for non-compliance.

Furthermore, the Cabinet also approved a system for bank licensing fees for 2024, aimed at specifying the fees collected by the Central Bank of Jordan from banks according to their legal provisions.

Decisions were also made regarding the justifications for a revised system for practicing the nutrition profession in 2024, setting standards and conditions for practicing the profession, and the scientific and knowledge competencies required.

Additionally, the Cabinet approved the justifications for the system forming the Bani Obeid municipal court for 2024, implementing the provisions of the law on forming municipal courts, which requires a specific system for each municipal court to handle violations of this law.

On another note, the Cabinet approved recommendations from the committee for the settlement of outstanding cases between taxpayers and the Income and Sales Tax Department, settling the tax status of 37 companies and taxpayers according to the provisions of the Income Tax Law and the General Sales Tax Law.