Conditions for opening a traditional medicine clinic in Vietnam

by NguyenThiThuTrang

Currently, the people’s demand for medical examination and treatment is increasing; especially the demand for medical examination and treatment of traditional medicine with the advantage of being preferred by the people because the remedies are the traditional male remedies of the nation. Treatment of diseases by traditional medicine methods is increasingly valued; but the number of traditional medicine clinics is limited. Currently, many people want to open a clinic for treatment to meet the needs of patients, but the legal conditions for opening a clinic are unclear. On that basis, Lawyer X brings to you the following article to answer the conditions for opening a traditional medicine clinic.

Legal grounds

Law on medical examination and treatment 2009

Decree 109/2016/ND-CP

Decree 158/2018/ND-CP

Scope of professional activities

To use finished products of traditional medicine manufactured by other establishments that have been granted circulation registration by the Ministry of Health to serve medical examination; Healing.
Prepare live drugs into cooked pills (tablets), weigh medicines for patients
Medical examination and treatment by traditional medicine (with drugs and without drugs).
People who practice using traditional remedies or traditional methods of treatment may only be examined; cure diseases by the same traditional medicine or traditional method.
In case some prepackaged forms are produced to serve directly for patients of the treatment room (high; single, refund; canopy or other forms), the formula must be registered with the provincial Department of Health. medicine; production process (enclosed with an explanation of facilities and equipment); uses, dosage, contraindications and sample labels.

After that, the provincial Department of Health will review and approve the new production conditions. Medicines are only for direct service to patients of the clinic, not circulated on the market in accordance with the provisions of the Law on Pharmacy.

Conditions of facilities

Firstly, the location of the Traditional Medicine clinic must be fixed; separate from the family living place; ensure enough light, have dustproof ceiling; Walls and floors must use materials that are easy to clean and sanitize.

Secondly, the conditions for opening the next traditional medicine clinic is to have an area of ​​at least 10 m2 and a place to receive patients.

Thirdly, depending on the scope of registered professional activities; Traditional medicine treatment rooms must further satisfy the following conditions:

In the case of acupuncture, massage and acupressure, there must be a room or arrangement of beds for acupuncture, massage and acupressure with an area of ​​at least 05 m2 per patient bed;
In case there is a medicinal sauna, it must have a sauna with an area of ​​at least 02 m2 and must be closed but with enough light.

In addition, oriental medicine clinics need to ensure environmental hygiene. All operations of the clinic must be performed by a party that is qualified to provide medical waste collection services through a contract. Medical waste from the clinic should be disposed of properly; safe and secure for the environment.

Medical device conditions

  1. If registering for medical examination, prescribing and dispensing, the clinic must have:

Medical box; medicines are stored in drawers or in glass or white plastic bottles with lids and clearly labeled with the name of the medicine on the outside;
Weigh drugs and divide medicines according to the scale; medicine wrapping paper (do not use newspaper, paper with letters to pack medicine).

  1. If registered for acupuncture activities; For massage, acupressure, the clinic must have at least the following equipment:

There are beds for acupuncture, massage, and acupressure;
There are enough tools for acupuncture, massage, acupressure;
There are enough tools and instructions to handle the magnet.

  1. If registering for a medicinal sauna, the clinic must have:

Smoke generation system, regulating valve;
There is a sauna guide and an alarm system in case of an emergency.

  1. There is a box of anti-shock medicine and enough specialized emergency medicine

Personnel conditions

About the head of the clinic

The head of the clinic, also known as the person responsible for the clinic’s expertise before the law, must meet the following conditions:

Regarding qualifications: the head must be a doctor specializing in traditional medicine or a doctor specializing in traditional medicine or a person who has a certificate of being a physician issued by the Minister of Health or the Director of the Department of Health, or the person who has the traditional medicine or the person who has the traditional method of treatment;

Must have a practicing certificate (specializing in medical examination and treatment of traditional medicine).

Having time for medical examination; traditional medicine treatment for at least 54 months, for doctors specializing in traditional medicine; or 48 months for doctors specializing in traditional medicine; or 36 months for a physician; or the person who has the traditional medicine or the person who has the traditional treatment method;

Be a full-time practitioner (working full-time) at the clinic.

About people working at the clinic

People working at the clinic if performing medical examination; medical treatment must have a professional degree; has a practicing certificate and is assigned a job in accordance with the scope of professional activities stated in his/her practicing certificate.

In addition, in fact supporting many customers to apply for a license of oriental medicine clinic in Hanoi; The city’s Department of Health also requires the clinic to publicly post the following documents:

Practicing certificate of the person in charge of professional and technical expertise,

Price list for medical examination and treatment at the clinic.

When going to the clinic for a license, but the clinic does not have these documents, the specialist may also refuse the application; requires the clinic to complete the license.

Application for opening a traditional medicine clinic

To carry out procedures for granting a license to operate a traditional medicine clinic; You need to prepare a complete application including the following documents:

An application for an operation license (according to the form);
Certificate of business registration or establishment decision (for organizations);
Practicing certificate of the person in charge of professional and technical expertise of the clinic;
The list of registered practitioners at the clinic includes the registration of practitioners and people working in medical specialties at the clinic. These people include: cashiers; guard; accountant; receptionist – not subject to a license to practice;
Declaration of facilities; medical equipment, organization and personnel of medical examination and treatment establishments (according to the form);
Documents proving that the clinic meets the conditions on facilities; medical equipment; organize personnel suitable to the scope of professional activities of the clinic such as: a certificate of land use rights with a house lease contract (if any); to prove that the minimum area requirements are met; contracts, documents on the purchase of equipment at the clinic, etc.
The list of professional and technical expertise of the clinic is proposed on the basis of the list of professional and technical expertise issued by the Minister of Health (the head must make up).

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Frequently asked questions

Who is allowed to open a traditional medicine clinic?

Any organization (domestic and foreign enterprises); individual; Any household that meets the conditions to open a traditional medicine clinic can apply for a permit to the competent authority to be granted a license to operate.

What is the application file for a medical certificate?

– An application for a certificate of being a medical doctor.
Personal curriculum vitae certified by the Commune People’s Committee; ward; town; place of residence (for a period not exceeding 06 months from the date of application submission).
– 02 color photos of size 4 x 6 cm taken on a white background (within a period of no more than 06 months from the date of application submission); + 02 envelopes with stamps and full names; receiver’s address.
A written record of practice history certified by the head of the commune health station.
– Certified copies of diplomas, certificates, and certificates of attending refresher courses on traditional medicine.

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