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Regulations on sports and healthcare coming into force from the beginning of March, 2019

Thanh Trúc

There are several regulations on sports and healthcare coming into force from March 01 – 10, 2019. The following are the notable ones:

1. Application of electronic medical records by all health facilities in 2028

This content is prescribed in the Circular No. 46/2018/TT-BYT prescribing electronic medical records promulgated by the Minister of Health. 

According to the Circular, the road map for application of electronic medical records is divided into 02 periods as follows:

2019 – 2023 period:

- Health facilities of rank I or higher shall proactively upgrade their information technology systems to develop and apply electronic medical records.

- Based on their actual demand and capacity, other health facilities shall make necessary preparations for applying electronic medical records and apply electronic medical records upon their satisfaction of relevant requirements.

2024 – 2028 period:

- All health facilities nationwide are required to apply electronic medical records.

- A health facility that fails to apply electronic medical records must provide a report thereof for its governing authority.

- Such report must indicate reasons for failure to apply electronic medical records and the road map for applying electronic medical records which must be completed by December 31, 2030.

The Circular No.46/2018/TT-BYT comes into force from March 01, 2019.

2. 06 criteria for assessing a public sports movement

On January 17, 2019, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has promulgated the Circular No. 01/2019/TT-BVHTTDL providing regulations on assessment of public sports movements.

According to the Circular, a public sports movement shall be assessed according to the following criteria:

- The number of persons doing exercise and/or playing sports.

- The number of sports families;

- The number of physical training and sports collaborators;

- The number of sports clubs;

- The number of sports facilities;

- The number of annual sports tournaments.

The Circular No.01/2019/TT-BVHTTDL comes into force from March 05, 2019.

3. Abduction of patients is a criminal adverse event

This content is prescribed in the Minister of Health's Circular No. 43/2018/TT-BYT providing guidelines for prevention of adverse events in health facilities.

According to the Circular, the following adverse events are classified as criminal events:

- Abduction (or persuading) of a patient of any age;

- Any instance of care provided by someone impersonating a healthcare staff member;

- Sexual assault on a patient within a hospital;

- Death or significant injury of a patient or staff member resulting from a physical assault that occurs within a health facility;

- Other serious adverse events (NC3 of types G, H, I) which are not classified in section 1 – 27 (The Appendix II enclosed with this Circular).

The Circular No. 43/2018/TT-BYT comes into force from March 01, 2019.

4. Issuance of certificate of completion of additional training course to holders of bachelor’s degrees in medicine granted by foreign institutions

The Circular No. 42/2018/TT-BYT promulgated by the Ministry of Health on additional training courses provided for holders of bachelor’s degrees in medicine granted by foreign institutions comes into force from March 01, 2019.

According to the Circular, a learner shall be granted the Certificate of completion of additional training course if he/she fulfills all of the following requirements:

- He/she is not liable to a criminal prosecution;

- He/she is not subject to any discipline imposed by the training institution in a warning or severer form;

- He/she has fulfilled all attendance rate and credit requirements of the training program adopted by the training institution;

- He/she has passed all examinations with satisfactory results;

- He/she has fulfilled all obligations towards the training institution.

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