Regulation of healthcare services is a priority of the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and in order to ensure quality of care and safety in health care system in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the provincial government established the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Health Care Commission (KP HCC) in 2015. The KP HCC is an autonomous body governed by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Health care Commission Act, 2015. The Act envisages regulation of both public and private health care establishments in the province to improve quality.
The commission is mandated to provide protection to the people of the province in securing their right to quality healthcare through eradication of quackery and other malpractices, setting standards for all types of medical practice, including but not limited to allopathic and alternative medicines (Homeopathy, Ayurvedic and Tibb). KP HCC carries out this function through registration and licensing of the health care establishments.
Health Care Commission is an autonomous body with its own Board of Commissioners. The Board is nominated by the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for a term of three years and is headed by the Chairman. The Commission is led by the Chief Executive Officer and implementation is carried out through five directorates, namely, Clinical Governance, Licensing & Registration, Patients’ Rights & Complaints, Operations, and Finance. The KP HCC works through its Headquarters in the provincial capital and five Zonal Offices in Swat, Peshawar, Abbottabad, Bannu and Malakand.