Accordingly “7 – month pregnancy “means a woman’s gestational age reaching 28 full weeks (equivalent to 196 days).
In principle, gestational age is counted from the first day of a woman's last menstrual cycle. If a woman misses her first day of the last menstrual cycle, ultrasound result may be based to determine gestational age of a pregnancy.
Notably, in order to be eligible for the maternity protection policy, the pregnant woman must provide pregnancy test result issued by a hospital/ medicinal establishment in which including the result of gestational age determination at the time of performing the pregnancy test.
This Circular applies to training and/or research institutions that are universities and colleges providing training courses in healthcare disciplines; healthcare service providers that have function to provide training and refresher training programs; training centers for healthcare and population officers.
This Circular takes effect from December 10th, 2018.
Accordingly, healthcare facilities with at least 150 medical beds according to their plans must organize infection control systems, including: (1) Infection control board; (2) Infection control department or division; (3) Infection control network.
With regard to healthcare facilities with less than 150 medical beds according to their plans, they organize infection control divisions subordinate to general planning departments, infection control networks and personnel in charge of infection control who work full time, have graduated in healthcare majors, obtained diplomas, certificates or other equivalents in infection control.
Healthcare facilities without inpatient beds shall meet the minimum requirement under which each of them is bound to assign an employee to undertake infection control tasks.
This Circular applies to state- or privately-owned healthcare facilities.
This Circular takes effect from October 1st, 2018 and replaces Circular No. 18/2009/TT-BYT dated October 14th, 2009.
Decree No. 89/2018/NĐ-CP - New regulations on border health quarantine ( 25-Jun-2018) This Decree deals with health declaration, health inspection with regard to people and objects, including conveyances entering, leaving and transiting Vietnam, cargos imported/exported, biological products being transported across the border between Vietnam and other countries; border control measures for preventing the spread of infectious diseases; and border health quarantine units. read more
Accordingly, any entry/exit person that belongs to these cases shall be subject to the health inspection: A person subject to compulsory declaration of health; a person experiencing any abnormal health symptoms or having a body temperature increased during the medical examination; a person accompanying, in direct or close contact with the person who experiences abnormal health symptoms (Article 8).
In addition, operators of all conveyances are required to complete the declaration of health upon entry, exit or transit, except aircrafts and ships for which quarantine procedures have been completed at the first port of entry (Article 12).
With regard to cargoes imported, exported or in transit, the health declaration must be also carried out, except for cargoes which are in transit without unloading, cargoes subject to animal quarantine regulated by the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development (Article 20).
This Decree takes effect from August 10th, 2018 and replaces Decree No. 103/2010/ND-CP dated October 1st, 2010.
1. Prices for medical examination and consultation are specified in Appendix I;
2. Prices for hospital stay are specified in Appendix II;
3. Prices for medical procedures are specified in Appendix III;
4. Additional notes of some medical procedures presented by the Ministry of Health in its Decisions shall be prescribed in Appendix IV;
Accordingly, prices for medical services covered by health insurance regulated in this Circular are inclusive of salaries, allowances (except for expenses covered by the state budget).
For unclassed medical facilities, infirmaries, private polyclinics, they shall apply the prices issued by class IV hospitals.
Relating to rate of payment for expenses of medical services, for examination tables of more than 65 examinations per day, the social insurance agency shall only pay 50% of the examination price from the 66th examination. If there is still 65 examinations conducted in one medical examination table in a quarter, the insurance agency shall not pay the price for the 66th examination and onward.
This Circular takes effect from July 15th, 2018 and replaces Joint Circular No. 37/2015/TTLT-BYT-BTC dated October 29th, 2015.
This nomenclature include 81 products which have been classified as medical equipment and managed as prescribed in Decree No. 36/2016/ND-CP and Circular No. 30/2015/TT-BYT.
The nomenclature of medical equipment whose HS codes have been assigned promulgated together with this Circular shall serve as a basis for making customs declaration upon export or import of medical equipment into Vietnam.
With regard to medical equipment that has been granted the free-sale registration number or import license as prescribed but whose HS codes have yet to be included in the Nomenclature promulgated together with this Circular, customs declaration shall be made according to its description and Vietnam’s nomenclature of exports and imports. After clearance, the exporter/importer shall submit a report on such exported/imported medical equipment to the Ministry of Health to consider adding such medical equipment to the Nomenclature.
This Circular takes effect from July 1st, 2018.
To replace the List of HS codes promulgated in Annex 1 issued together Circular No. 30/2015/TT-BYT dated October 12th, 2015.
HIV serological and molecular biological testing techniques.
This Decision takes effect from the date of signing for promulgation. To replace Decision No. 1098/QD-BYT dated April 4th, 2013, Decision No. 1053/QD-BYT and Decision No. 868/2005/QD-BYT dated March 29th, 2005.
In addition, according to Clause 2 Section VII Annex VI issued together with Decree No. 134/2016/ND-CP “inhalation machines” belong to the List of prioritized medical equipment.
Accordingly, when enterprises import raw materials, supplies and components that cannot be domestically manufactured for manufacture, assembly of inhalation machines of their investment projects, they shall be exempt from import duties for 05 years. Duration of duty exemption is counted from the manufacture commencement date.
Dossier of, procedures for duty exemption shall be carried out according to Article 30, Article 31 o Decree No. 134/2016/ND-CP.
Accordingly, test facilities are optional to apply any of these 2 GLP principles: World Health Organization (WTO) principles of GLP in the Appendix I or Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) principles of GLP in the Appendix II.
Particularly, providers of vaccine, biologicals and blood product testing services and providers of bioequivalence study services shall apply and comply with GLP principles specified in the Appendix II of this Circular.
This Circular takes effect from March 26th, 2018 and replaces these documents:
- Decision No. 1570/2000/QD-BYT dated May 22nd, 2000;
- Prescription of single-substance drugs or generic drugs is given priority.
- Prescription must be conformable with package inserts enclosed with drugs licensed for sale and the National Pharmacopoeia of Vietnam;
- If a patient has undergone medical examination at three specialties of a health facility in a day or more, the health facility’s head or his/her authorized person (head of outpatient department or clinical department) or the person in charge of prescription of the health facility shall base on medical examination results given by such specialties to make up a prescription or designate a doctor of appropriate specialty to make up a prescription for that patient.
This Circular takes effect from March 1st, 2018 and replaces Circular No. 05/2016/TT-BYT dated February 29th, 2016.