CGHS: Revised guidelines regarding simplification of referral system
Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare
Dated the 10th December, 2018
Sub: Revision of guidelines regarding simplification of referral system under CGHS
i) Referral from CGHS Medical Officer/CGHS Specialist for consultation with Specialists at Private Hospitals empanelled under CGHS shall be valid for 30 days in the same hospital.
ii) Referral shall be valid for consultations upto 3 times in the same hospital within 30 days.
iii) Similarly referral shall be valid for consultation with a maximum of 3 different Specialists, if required during a single visit.
iv) Advice of the CGHS Medical Officer/CGHS Specialist for listed investigations shall be valid for a period of 30 days.
v) Advice of the CGHS Medical Officer/CGHS Specialist for listed treatment procedure shall be valid for a period of 3 months.
vi) if any listed investigation advised by Specialist of empanelled hospital is required urgently as a medical emergency and certified as such, may be undertaken at the same hospital.
vii) Hospitals are empanelled under CGHS for the Specialists available and not by the mime of Specialists.
viii) The Referral of CGHS Medical Officer/Specialists may be issued through Computers or even manually with proper stamp of referring doctor.
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