From October 15, stricter conditions will be applied to domestic and international organizations and individuals that wish to conduct charitable medical examination and treatment in Vietnam.
As provided in Finance Ministry’s Circular No. 30/2014/TT-BTC of August 28, on medical examination and treatment for charity purpose, medical teams doing charity work must include local doctors and health staff who have professional certificates issued by the health authorities.
Check-ups and treatment activities must be held at licensed hospitals and health clinics. Medical teams must obtain written consent of hospitals and health clinics and local authorities before commencing charity activities.
In case these activities are carried out in other places, they must meet the requirements on patient reception, counseling rooms and criteria for the control of bacterial contamination.
Organizations and individuals that provide charity healthcare services must send a report on results of their operations to health authorities within 10 days following the completion of the charity work.
The Department for Management of Medical Examination and Treatment under the Ministry of Health is responsible for directing, guiding and inspecting charity medical examination and treatment activities nationwide.
The new regulation will replace Circular No. 01/2002/TT-BYT of February 6, 2002.-