THE GOVERNMENT
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SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Independence - Freedom - Happiness
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No. 63/2005/ND-CP
Hanoi, May 16, 2005
 
DECREE
PROMULGATING THE MEDICAL INSURANCE REGULATION
THE GOVERNMENT
Pursuant to the December 25, 2001 Law on Organization of the Government;
At the proposals of the Minister of Health and the Minister of Finance,
DECREES:
Article 1.- To promulgate together with this Decree the Medical Insurance Regulation.
Article 2.- This Decree takes effect from July 1, 2005 and replaces the Government’s Decree No. 58/1998/ND-CP of August 13, 1998, promulgating the Medical Insurance Regulation. All previous regulations contrary to the provisions of this Decree are hereby annulled.
Article 3.- The Ministry of Health shall assume the prime responsibility for, and coordinate with the Ministry of Finance and the concerned ministries and branches in, guiding the implementation of this Decree.
Article 4.- The ministers, the heads of ministerial-level agencies, the heads of Government-attached agencies, the presidents of People’s Committees of provinces and centrally-run cities, and the general director of Vietnam Social Insurance shall have to implement this Decree.

 

 
ON BEHALF OF THE GOVERNMENT
PRIME MINISTER


Phan Van Khai
 
MEDICAL
INSURANCE REGULATION
(Promulgated together with the Government’s Decree No. 63/2005/ND-CP of May 16, 2005)
Chapter I
GENERAL PROVISIONS
Article 1.- General objectives
1. Medical insurance stipulated in this Regulation constitutes a social policy the implementation of which is organized by the State with the aim of mobilizing contributions from labor users, laborers, organizations and individuals to pay for medical examination and treatment expenses according to this Regulation for medical insurance card bearers when they are ill.
2. Medical insurance under this Regulation is of a social and not-for-profit nature, aiming to achieve equality and efficiency in medical examination and treatment and participation by all the people.
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