On August 9, 2013, the Ministry of Health issued Circular No. 22/2013/TT-BYT on guiding on continuous training in health sector.
Accordingly, the remarkable regulation details the duration of continuous training for medical officers. Specifically, the medical officers, who have been granted certificate of practice and are practicing in medical examination and treatment, have obligation to participate in continuous training courses of 48 periods of learning in 2 consecutive years minimally instead of accumulating continuous training course of 120 periods of learning in 5 consecutive years minimally as they did before. Medical officers, who practice in medical examination and treatment, fail to implement fully the training obligation in 2 consecutive years prescribed in this Circular, are withdrawn certificate of practicing in accordance with law on medical examination and treatment. The medical officers, other than cases specified in Clause 1 of this Article, have obligation to participate in continuous training course of 120 periods of learning in 5 consecutive years minimally, in which it is 12 periods of learning for every year minimally.
Expenditure for continuous training is covered from contribution of learners; State budget; other legal revenues. Expenditure for training is calculated on the practice costs of courses in the principle which revenues are sufficient for expenditures, not for profit purpose and comply with current regulations of State.
This Circular takes effect on October 01, 2013.