Vietnam: Ministry of Health Releases Circular to Repeal Existing Regulations
On 14 November 2023, the Vietnam Ministry of Health released Circular 20/2023/TT-BYT repealing some legal regulations issued by the Ministry of Health. By January 1, 2024, the following regulations will be completely revoked:
|Directive No. 06/2008/CT-BYT
|June 27, 2008
|The enhancement of the quality of healthcare personnel training
|Decision No. 379/2002/QD-BYT
|February 8, 2002
|Issuance of regulations on health statistics
|Circular No. 29/2014/TT-BYT
|August 14, 2014
|Regulating forms and reporting regimes for health statistics applied to private medical examination and treatment facilities
|Circular No. 19/2015/TT-BYT
|July 15, 2015
|Inspection, handling, review, and systematization of legal normative documents in the field of state management by the Ministry of Health
|Circular No. 30/2015/TT-BYT
|October 12, 2015
|Regulations for the importation of medical equipment
In addition, some legal normative regulations have been partially repealed upon the effectivity of the circular, which includes the relevant provisions regarding the importation of in vitro diagnostic products in Circular No. 47/2010/TT-BYT dated December 29, 2010, by the Ministry of Health guiding the export and import activities of drugs and packaging directly in contact with drugs.
According to Decree No. 07/2023/NĐ-CP which amends some articles of Decree No. 98/2021/NĐ-CP, the import license for both IVD and non-IVD will be valid until 31 Dec 2024. However, medical devices that have valid import licenses until 31 Dec 2024 are still allowed to import since the legal value of Decree 07/2023/NĐ-CP outweighs the legal value of Circular 20/2023.
MOH will provide written instructions to businesses for further updates.
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