Annals of Thoracic Medicine
POSITION PAPER
Year
: 2013  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 3--7

Saudi regulations for the accreditation of sleep medicine physicians and technologists


Ahmed S BaHammam1, Hamdan Al-Jahdali2, Adel S AlHarbi3, Ghazi AlOtaibi4, Saad M Asiri5, Abdulaziz AlSayegh5 
1 University Sleep Disorders Center, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2 Sleep Disorders Center/King Abdulaziz Medical City and King Saud University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
3 Pediatric Sleep Disorders Center, Prince Sultan Riyadh Military Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
4 College of Applied Medical Sciences, Dammam University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia
5 Saudi Commission for Health Specialties, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Ahmed S BaHammam
Sleep Disorders Center, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Box 225503, Riyadh-11324
Saudi Arabia

The professional content of sleep medicine has grown significantly over the past few decades, warranting the recognition of sleep medicine as an independent specialty. Because the practice of sleep medicine has expanded in Saudi Arabia over the past few years, a national regulation system to license and ascertain the competence of sleep medicine physicians and technologists has become essential. Recently, the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties formed the National Committee for the Accreditation of Sleep Medicine Practice and developed national accreditation criteria. This paper presents the newly approved Saudi accreditation criteria for sleep medicine physicians and technologists.


How to cite this article:
BaHammam AS, Al-Jahdali H, AlHarbi AS, AlOtaibi G, Asiri SM, AlSayegh A. Saudi regulations for the accreditation of sleep medicine physicians and technologists.Ann Thorac Med 2013;8:3-7


How to cite this URL:
BaHammam AS, Al-Jahdali H, AlHarbi AS, AlOtaibi G, Asiri SM, AlSayegh A. Saudi regulations for the accreditation of sleep medicine physicians and technologists. Ann Thorac Med [serial online] 2013 [cited 2021 Oct 18 ];8:3-7
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