Saudi regulations for the accreditation of sleep medicine physicians and technologists

Ann Thorac Med. 2013 Jan;8(1):3-7. doi: 10.4103/1817-1737.105710.


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.

Keywords: Accreditation; licensing; sleep medicine; sleep technology; technicians; technologists.