Children upon birth eligible for provisional health insurance cards in Vietnam

Children upon birth eligible for provisional health insurance cards in Vietnam
Nguyễn Trinh

Below is the remarkable content specified in Circular 30/2020/TT-BYT guiding Decree 146/2018/ND-CP on elaborating to Law on Health Insurance issued by the Ministry of Health of Vietnam dated on December 31, 2020.

According to Clause 1, Article 10 of Vietnam's Circular 30/2020/TT-BYT, in case of children who benefit from health insurance right upon birth according to Law on Health Insurance but have not been issued with health insurance cards by social security agencies due to incompletion of birth declaration procedures, medical examination and treatment establishments shall produce provisional health insurance cards, consisting of:

  • Beneficiary code: specify TE;
  • Health insurance benefit code: specify number 1;

  • Code of provinces and central-affiliated cities: specify according to Vietnam's Decision 124/2004/QD-TTg on list and code of administrative divisions of Vietnam where the mothers or legal guardians reside or where medical examination and treatment establishments are based in case of newborn babies abandoned in medical examination and treatment establishments;

  • Medical ID code: specify according to Vietnam's Decision 2153/QD-BYT

Example: Provisional code for a child receiving medical examination and treatment whose mother resides in Hanoi shall be encoded as: TE101 and followed by medical ID code (10 digits).

More details can be found in Vietnam's Circular 30/2020/TT-BYT, effective from March 1, 2021.


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