Application for pharmacy practice certificate in Vietnam

Application for pharmacy practice certificate in Vietnam
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What are the regulations on the application for pharmacy practice certificate in Vietnam? - Minh Khoa (Can Tho)

Application for pharmacy practice certificate in Vietnam

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Regarding this issue, LawNet would like to answer as follows:

1. Application for pharmacy practice certificate in Vietnam

Application for pharmacy practice certificate according to Article 24 of the Law on Pharmacy 2016 is as follows:

- An application form having the applicant’s picture which is taken within the last 06 months.

- Certified true copy of the qualification.

- A certificate of suitable health for pharmacy practice issued by a competent health facility.

- Certificate of apprenticeship issued by the head of the establishment at which the applicant serves his/her apprenticeship.

- Certificate of completion of training program and refresher program in pharmacy if the applicant had his/her pharmacy practice certificate revoked as prescribed in Clause 9 Article 28 of the Law on Pharmacy 2016.

A pharmacy practitioner does not have the certificate of completion of training program and refresher program in pharmacy within 03 years from the issuance date of the pharmacy practice certificate or the issuance date of the latest certificate of completion of training program and refresher program in pharmacy.

- Certified true copy of the applicant's ID paper or passport.

- A criminal record. If the applicant is a foreigner or Vietnamese citizen residing overseas, it is required to have a criminal record or certification issued by a foreign competent authority that the applicant is not a criminal or facing criminal prosecution, not banned from pharmacy practice or banned from doing pharmaceutical works under a court’s sentence or ruling.

- The applicant whose pharmacy practice certificate is revoked as prescribed in Clause 3 Article 28 of the Law on Pharmacy 2016 is only required to submit the application form mentioned in Clause 1 of Article 24 of the Law on Pharmacy 2016.

2. Regulations on management of pharmacy practice certificates in Vietnam

Regulations on management of Pharmacy Practice Certificates according to Article 29 of the Law on Pharmacy 2016 are as follows:

- A person shall be issued with only one pharmacy practice certificate. The pharmacy practice certificate shall specify the scope of practice within which the certificate holder is allowed to practice. A pharmacy practice certificate does not have an expiration date and is recognized nationwide.

A pharmacy practice certificate expires when its holder is dead or missing under a court’s decision or fails to have the certificate of completion of training program and refresher program in pharmacy within 03 years from the issuance date of the pharmacy practice certificate or the issuance date of the latest certificate of completion of training program and refresher program in pharmacy.

- The recognition of pharmacy practice certificates among countries complies with international agreements and treaties to which Vietnam is a signatory.

- Basic content of a pharmacy practice certificate:

+ Personal information about the pharmacy practitioner (the holder);

+ The holder’s qualification(s);

+ Type of practice;

+ Scope of practice;

+ Method of issuance of the pharmacy practice certificate (with or without an examination, time of examination);

+ Issuance date, issuing authority, and effective date.

- The Government shall provide for documentation, procedures for issuance, reissuance, adjustment, revocation of pharmacy practice certificate and the template thereof; pharmacy training institutions, training programs, and training time; standardization of qualifications and professional titles; templates of the certificate of completion of training program and refresher program in pharmacy, certificate of apprenticeship; apprenticeship duration applied to people having postgraduate degrees; issuance of pharmacy practice certificates that require examination.

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