Regulation and Compliance Department
The Regulation and Compliance Department of the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Zambia (NMCZ) manages and coordinates the regulation of nursing and midwifery practice and professional conduct in order to ensure compliance to set standards and provision of quality health care.
The department is headed by the Director Regulation and Compliance who reports to the Registrar and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Council (NMCZ).
The departmental organisational structure is as follows:
Core Business at a glance
- To ensure 100% compliance to regulations and standards of nursing and midwifery education, training and training.
- To ensure increased income to the council through enforcement of compliance to fines, registration and licenses
- To improve professional image for enhanced public confidence in the nursing and midwifery professions by enforcing standards and mutual relations among nurses, midwives, stakeholders and beneficiaries of the nursing and midwifery services
- To ensure patient and public safety from unsafe nursing and midwifery practices through regulation, monitoring and evaluation of nursing and midwifery care services and professional conduct
- To ensure increased income to the Council for enhanced performance through enforcement of compliance to payment of administrative and statutory fees and fines by eligible practitioners and institutions.
- To register and regulate nurses and midwives.
- Issue practicing certificates to eligible nurses and midwives.
- To facilitate setting and enforcement of standards of nursing and midwifery practice.
- To licence nursing and midwifery facilities.
- To investigate cases of alleged professional misconduct.
- To promote public awareness in matters relating to the nursing and midwifery profession.
- To promote awareness among nurses and midwives in matters relating to nursing and midwifery education, practice and regulation.
- To ensure adherence to the following:
- Scope of practice;
- Conditions that promote patient safety and public confidence in the nursing and midwifery profession.
- To enforce continuing professional development requirements for nurses and midwives.
- To promote evidence based practice through research.
- To liaise with other national and international organisations on matters relating to nursing and midwifery practice and regulation.
Key Contact Person(s)
All communication to NMCZ should be addressed to:
The Registrar & CEO
Nursing and Midwifery Council of Zambia
Plot No. 171, Luanshya Road, Villa Elizabetha.
P.O. Box 33521,