To annul 12 administrative procedures in medical examination and treatment in Vietnam by 2024

What are the administrative procedures in medical examination and treatment in Vietnam annulled by the Ministry of Health by 2024? - Nhat Anh (Ca Mau)

To annul 12 administrative procedures in medical examination and treatment in Vietnam by 2024

To annul 12 administrative procedures in medical examination and treatment in Vietnam by 2024 (Internet image)

On February 6, 2024, the Minister of Health issued Decision 295/QD-BYT announcing new and abolished administrative procedures within the scope of management functions of the Ministry of Health stipulated in Circular 32/2023/TT-BYT guiding the Law on Medical Examination and Treatment 2023.

To annul 12 administrative procedures in medical examination and treatment in Vietnam by 2024

- Issuing health certificates to seafarers working on Vietnamese ships who meet the standards specified in Appendix I;

- Issuing health certificates to seafarers working on Vietnamese ships who meet the health standards as prescribed in Appendix I but suffer from one or several diseases and illnesses specified in Appendix II;

- Periodic health checks for seafarers working on Vietnamese ships;

- Issuing health certificate to the driver;

- Periodic health checks of car drivers;

- Issuing health certificates to people aged 18 years or older;

- Issuing health certificates for people under 18 years old;

- Issuing health certificates to people who have lost civil act capacity, have no civil act capacity, or have limited civil act capacity;

- Periodic health examination;

- Announcing facilities qualified to perform driver health examinations under the authority of the Ministry of Health and other ministries and branches;

- Announcing facilities qualified to perform driver health examinations under the authority of the Department of Health;

- Recognize quality management standards of medical examination and treatment facilities.

State policies on healthcare in Vietnam

- The State plays a leading role in promotion of healthcare activities; mobilize social resources needed for delivery of medical services.

- Priority to have access to state budget shall be given to the following activities:

+ Developing medical establishments under the grassroots health care or out-of-hospital emergency care system; concentrate investments in medical establishments in border areas, islands, ethnic minority and mountainous areas, poor areas or extreme poor areas;

+ Delivering healthcare to people rendering meritorious services to the revolution; children, the elderly, people with disabilities, people from poor households, people from near-poor households; people living in border areas, islands, poor areas, extreme poor areas; people with mental illness, leprosy; people suffering Group-A infectious diseases; people suffering group-B infectious diseases specified in the List adopted by the Minister of Health;

+ Further promoting workforce in the health industry, especially personnel working in infectious diseases, psychiatry, anatomic pathology, forensic medicine, forensic psychiatry, resuscitation in emergency medicine, and other subspecialties or branches that need to be preferred to meet socio-economic development needs and conditions over time in accordance with the Government’s regulations;

+ Conducting and applying researches in science, technology and digital transformation in the healthcare industry.

- Promoting public-private partnership; applying investment incentives in the healthcare industry. Medical establishments shall be entitled to incentive loans to invest in improving the quality of medical services; be exempt from corporate income taxes on the undivided portion of income that is retained as their capital investments.

- Investing in healthcare facilities in poor areas, extreme poor areas and not-for-profit medical establishments that are defined as those in the industries and sectors entitled to special investment incentives in the List of industries and professions entitled to investment incentives.

- Carrying out the personnel rotation policy under which practitioners are transferred among state-owned medical establishments.

- Granting special remuneration policies to practitioners.

- Adopting policies for development of human resources in hospital management and administration.

- Promoting the roles of healthcare socio-professional organizations in medical examination and treatment services.

- Upholding and promoting traditional medicine; combining traditional medicine with modern medicine.

- Combining military and civil medicine in healthcare.

(Article 4 of the Law on Medical Examination and Treatment 2023)

Ho Quoc Tuan

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