Sunday, December 8, 2019

In the Pipeline - November 2019

Sultani Decree 76/2019 promulgates the Civil Aviation Law.  The law applies to civil aircraft registered in the Sultanate of Oman, civil airports, commercial air transport and general aviation, air navigation services and any other activities related to civil aviation in the Sultanate.  Article 27 prohibits the use of remote-controlled aircraft, drones and any other flying object prior to obtaining approval from the competent authority.  In addition, Article 27 prohibits the transport of weaponry, explosives, ammunition and all hazardous or inflammable materials in a civil aircraft prior to obtaining consent/approval from the competent authority.  Sultani Decree 76/2019 repeals Sultani Decree 93/2004 and the law comes into force on the day following its publication.

The Law Governing the Practice of the Medical Profession and Associated Health Professions is promulgated by Sultani Decree 75/2019.  The Minister of Health is set to issue the Executive Regulations within a period not exceeding one year from the date of publication.  A technical committee shall be formed with the aim of preserving and maintaining the medical profession and to help it abide by its principles.  Medical practitioners and associated health practitioners are under an obligation to perform their duties with integrity as required by the profession, to comply with the rules and regulations governing the practice of medicine and to document patients’ diagnosis and treatment.  This law repeals Sultani Decree 22/1996 and comes into force on the day following its publication.

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