Recognition of medical practicing licenses issued by competent foreign bodies or organizations for use in Vietnam

Conditions, application files and procedures for recognition of medical practicing licenses issued by competent foreign bodies or organizations for use in Vietnam effective from 1st January, 2024

Post date: 14-05-2024

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Recognition of medical practicing licenses issued by competent foreign bodies or organizations for use in vietnam

Recognition of medical practicing licenses issued by competent foreign bodies or organizations for use in Vietnam

1 Definition:

Medical practicing licenses issued by competent foreign bodies or organizations mean the license to practise medicine for the propfessional titles includes: a) Doctors; b) Physicians; c) Nurses; d) Midwives;dd) Medical technicians;e) Clinical nutrition; g) (Out-of-hospital) paramedics; h) Clinical psychologists;
i) Herbalists; k) Holders of folk remedies or therapies.

2.Conditions for recognition of medical practicing licenses issued by competent foreign bodies or organizations for use in Vietnam.

An applicant for recognition of his/her medical practicing license issued by a competent foreign body or organization for use in Vietnam must meet the following conditions:
a) The applicant must be a Vietnamese or is working at a health facility in Vietnam or has been granted a work permit as prescribed by the Labor Code of Vietnam;
b) His/her medical practicing license must meet the conditions set out in clause 1 Article 29 of the Law on Medical Examination and Treatment 2023 as follows:
i) Recognized under international treaties to which the Vietnam is a member or international agreements to which Vietnam is a signatory; practice license issued by a competent foreign agency or organization that is assessed by the Ministry of Health for recognition according to the provisions of Clause 3, Article 29 of the Law on Medical Examination and Treatment 2023;
ii These medical practising licenses remain valid at the time of application for recognition;
iii) These medical practising licenses contain information about professional titles that shall be equivalent to one of the professional titles specified in Clause 1 herein.

3. Application files  for recognition of medical practicing licenses issued by competent foreign bodies or organizations for use in Vietnam:

An application files for recognition of a practicing license issued by a competent foreign body or organization is composed of:
a) An application form;
b) A legitimate copy of the issued practicing license.

4 Procedures for recognition of medical practicing licenses issued by competent foreign bodies or organizations for use in Vietnam

a) The applicant for recognition of his/her medical practicing license sends 01 set of application files as prescribed in Clause 3 above to the Ministry of Health of Vietnam.
b) In case the applicant’s practicing license has been issued by a foreign body or organization competent to issue practicing licenses (hereinafter referred to as “foreign licensing body”) that has been assessed and accredited:
- Within 30 days of receipt of the application package, the Ministry of Health of Vietnam is obliged to send a response stating acceptance or refusal of grant of recognition;
- Where it is necessary to verify matters relating to the applicant’s training in foreign countries, the duration of decision to grant recognition shall be 30 days from the day on which verification results are available.
c) In case the applicant’s practicing license has been issued by a foreign licensing body that has not yet been assessed and accredited:
- The Ministry of Health of Vietnam shall carry out assessment for accreditation of that foreign licensing body as prescribed in Article 38 of this Decree;
- Within 30 days from the day on which assessment results are available, the Ministry of Health of Vietnam is obliged to send a response stating acceptance or refusal of grant of recognition;
- Where it is necessary to verify matters relating to the applicant’s training in foreign countries, the duration of decision to grant recognition shall be 30 days from the day on which verification results are available.

Sources:

- Vietnam Law on Medical Examination and Treatment dated January 09, 2023
- Decree No.96/2023/ND-CP dated December 30, 2023 on elaboration of law on medical examination and treatment of Vietnam Government.

For any information about recognition of medical practicing licenses issued by competent foreign bodies or organizations for use in Vietnam, feel free to contact us.

Lawyer Vietnam Law Firm,  Vietnamese lawyer, attorney at law, solicitor, advocate, barrister.

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