THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH
No. 15/2007/TT-BYT
THE SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM
Independence – Freedom – Happiness
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Hanoi, December 12th, 2007
 
CIRCULAR
GUIDELINES FOR AUTONOMY OF PUBLIC MEDICAL FACILITIES FOR USING ASSETS AS CAPITAL FOR PURCHASING EQUIPMENT SUPPORTING SERVICE PROVISION IN A PARTNERSHIP
Pursuant to the Resolution no. 05/2005/NQ-CP dated April 18th, 2005 of the Government on the socialization of education, health, culture and sport;
Pursuant to the Resolution no. 43/2006/NĐ-CP dated April 25th, 2006 of the Government regulating the autonomy of public service providers for tasks performance, organizational apparatus, personel and finance;
Pursuant to the Official Dispatch no.16586/BTC-HCSN dated December 05th, 2007 of the Ministry of Finance;
The Ministry of Health provides guidance on autonomy of public medical facilities with regard to the use of assets for entering into a partnership in order to purchase equipment supporting service provision as follows:
I. SCOPE AND REGULATED ENTITIES
1. The entities below are regulated by this Circular:
a) the public medical facilities established under the approval of competent State agencies (including the training institutions under the management of the Ministry of Health), which are independent units with their own stamps, accounts, and accounting apparatus according to the Law on Accounting, permitted to enter into partnerships in order to meet the social demand in compliance with the Law.

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b) the public medical facilities classified by competent agencies as public service providers which are fully/partly financially independent, permitted to enter into partnerships with domestic or foreign entities in order to invest in equipment supporting service provision in meeting the social demand in compliance with the Law.
c) the financially independent organizations affiliated to public service providers which are established for providing services, in accordance with the assigned functions and tasks, and with the scheme for the autonomy of task performance, organizational apparatus, personel and finance of the public service providers;
d) The domestic or foreign entities contributing capital in form of money or assets to partnerships for providing services.
2. Forms of assets contribution to enter into partnerships between public medical facilities and organizations and individuals (hereinafter referred to as partners) to purchase equipment supporting service provision according to this Circular are as follows:
a) Contributing capital in assets which are equipment, houses, infrastructure of partners and medical facilities to provide services, account for expenditures and share income depending on the proportion of contribution and participation of the parties.
b) Contributing capital in form of money of public medical facilities and partners to purchase equipment supporting service provision.
c) Contributing investment in equipment of partners, the public medical facilities provide services and share income to partners depending on the service sale (rent equipment and pay depending on service sale).
3. The regulated services according to this Circular include: examination, treatment, functional recovery, prophylaxis, training provision, scientific research, screening and supply of preparations made from vaccines, biological products; laundry services, food and drink, patient transport and other supporting service provision.

 

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