Postal Address PO Box 1573 Cor. Princess Margaret Dr. and St. Joseph Dr. Belize City Belize
The Nurses and Midwives Council, is responsible for the registration and regulation of nurses and midwives under the Nurses and Midwives Registration Act, Chapter 321. The Council is responsible to the Minister of Health.
The Government of Belize is the main provider of health services. As part of the health sector reform the Ministry of Health has reorganized the health services into four Health Regions (Northern, Central, Western and Southern); each one with a Regional Health Manager, who with the support of a Management Team, is responsible for coordinating the delivery of personal and population-based health services to the communities in the geographical areas under their jurisdiction.
The Ministry of Health is the agency responsible for regulation, financing, health service delivery, sectorial management, and exercise of sanitary authority. Central Government exercises supervision and control over the public financing of the sector.
Private institutions are legally registered as business institutions There is no legislation which regulates private sector health services.
http://www.paho.org/english/dd/ais/cp_084.htm (accessed on 23.04.2009)
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