Article 26. Requirements for issuance of operation licenses to specialized clinics
a) Satisfying the requirements specified in point a clause 2 Article 25 of this Decree.
“point a clause 2 Article 25: Having location fixed and separate from areas for daily-life activities, having sufficient light, dustproof ceiling and wall and floor made of materials which can be cleansed easily.
b) Having consulting rooms whose area is at least 10 m2 and a place for patient reception (excluding clinics providing healthcare consultancy or clinics providing healthcare consultancy using information technology and telecommunications).
surgery or cosmetological clinics must have patient stay rooms whose area is at least 12 m2; clinics of rehabilitation must have rehabilitation rooms whose area is at least 10 m2; clinics of HIV/AIDS treatment must have an area of at least 18 m2 (excluding the waiting area) and be divided into 2 rooms for carrying out the examination and treatment.
c) Apart from provisions of points a and b of this clause, depending on the registered practice scope, any specialized clinic must satisfy the following requirements:
- If any operation is conducted, including implanting operation, the operation room shall have an area of at least 10 m2;
- If any functional probe is conducted, the probing room shall have an area of at least 10 m2;
- If any gynecological examination or examination of sexually transmitted diseases is conducted, the consulting room shall have an area of at least 10 m2;
- If the family planning techniques are performed, the room specialized for such activities shall have an area of at least 10 m2;
- The room for forming surgical cast shall have an area of at least 10 m2;
- The room for therapeutic exercise shall have an area of at least 20 m2;
- For an odonto-stomatology clinic having more than 01 dental chair, the space for each dental chair must be at least 5 m2;
- Specialized clinics using radiological equipment (including dental X-ray equipment mounted on dental chairs) must satisfy radiation safety requirements;
- Clinics of HIV/AIDS treatment providing antiretroviral drugs (ARV) must have a place for antiretroviral drugs storage and dispersal which satisfies the requirements specified by the Minister of Health.
d) There shall be a sterilization area for treating medical instruments for reuse which is separated from other areas.
dd) Satisfying the conditions of radiation safety, hospital waste management and fire and explosion prevention according to law; ensuring the aseptic operation.
e) Ensuring the sufficiency of electricity and water supply and other conditions for patient care.
2. Medical equipment:
a) Having sufficient medical equipment and instruments suitable to the practice scope that the facility registered;
b) Having anti-shock first aid kits and sufficient specialized emergency drugs;
c) Clinics providing healthcare consultancy or clinics providing healthcare consultancy using information technology and telecommunications are not required to have medical equipment and instruments specified in points a and b of this clause but means of information technology and telecommunications suitable for the registered practice scope.
a) Any chief physician of a specialized clinic shall satisfy the following conditions:
- Being a doctor with a practice certificate suitable for at least one of the specialities registered by the clinic.
- Having worked as a healthcare practitioner in such speciality for at least 54 months (4.5 years).
Any chief physician of the following specialized clinics shall satisfy the corresponding conditions as follows:
+ Clinic of rehabilitation: being a doctor with a practice certificate relevant to physical therapy or rehabilitation;
+ Clinics for drug rehabilitation: being a psychiatric doctor or a general practitioner with a certificate of training in psychiatry or a traditional medicine practitioner with a certificate of training in drug rehabilitation using traditional medicine;
+ Clinics of HIV/AIDS treatment: being a doctor of infectious disease speciality or a general practitioner with a certificate of training in HIV/AIDS treatment;
+ Clinics of dietetics: being a nutrition expert or a general practitioner with a certificate of training in dieting;
+ Clinics of cosmetic: being a plastic surgeon or an cosmetological doctors;
+ Clinics of andrology: being an andrological doctor or a general practitioner with a certificate of training in andrology.
b) If wishing to provide healthcare, persons other than the chief physicians of a specialized clinic working in the specialized clinic must have a practice certificate and be assigned in accordance with the practice scope specified in such practice certificate.