Medical Dispute Arbitration Centre
On January 22, 2010, the Shenzhen Municipal People's Government promulgated theInterim Measures of Shenzhen for Dealing with Doctor-Patient Disputes. This stipulated that "Upon agreement between both doctors and patients in accordance with the arbitration law, the arbitration commission shall accept any application for arbitration submitted by either party." and "The municipal government shall improve the arbitration mechanism of the arbitration commission for doctor-patient disputes in accordance with the law". On September 14, 2010, the Shenzhen Municipal Organization Committee approved the proposal by the Shenzhen Arbitration Commission to set up the Medical Disputes Arbitration Court. On October 12, 2010, the Shenzhen Medical Disputes Arbitration Court was formally founded. On August 25, 2016, the Medical Regulations of Shenzhen Special Economic Zone promulgated by the Standing Committee of the 6th Shenzhen People's Congress further defined how medical dispute arbitrations would be handled. On December 25, 2017, the Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration (SCIA) and the Shenzhen Arbitration Commission were merged into the Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration (Shenzhen Arbitration Commission). As an internal division of SCIA, the Shenzhen Medical Disputes Arbitration Court was renamed the "SCIA Medical Disputes Arbitration Centre" and continued to perform its duties of settling medical dispute arbitration cases.
The SCIA Medical Disputes Arbitration Centre has built a team of arbitrators composed of medical and legal experts. The arbitrators have a strong social responsibility and are highly professional. They use fairness and decency in order to play an important role in settling medical disputes.
With the deepening of reform and the continuous accumulation of practices, the SCIA Arbitration Rules for Medical Disputes were formulated as special provisions and supplements to the Arbitration Rules of SCIA. This was done under the premise that the Arbitration Rules of SCIA include provisions for general arbitration procedures. These Rules were made due to the special characteristics and particularities of medical dispute arbitrations. The Rules adhere to the principle of "independence, impartiality, and innovation" to better provide integrated and high-standard medical dispute arbitration services.
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