Saudi Arabia’s Shoura Council has approved an amendment to Article 16(A) of the Health Law following recommendations from the health committee. Under the amendment, a health council will be established and linked to the president of the council of ministers. The Council’s chairman will be of Minister grade and appointed by a Royal Decree. Members of the council will include a representative of the Health Ministry and representatives from health services from other relevant ministries. The aim is to boost the council’s independence and enable it to exercise its supervisory and regulatory roles.