Decree No. 117/2020/ND-CP penalties for administrative violations in health sector
To fine up to VND 20 million for the act of concealing the COVID-19 infected cases
The Government issues the Decree No. 117/2020/ND-CP on sanctioning of administrative violations in health sector on September 28, 2020.
Accordingly, a person who provides inaccurate information on the infectious disease according to the content provided by a competent health agency shall be fined from VND 10 million to VND 15 million, and forced to correct untruthful information on mass media in the area previously reported for 03 consecutive days as prescribed by law.
Noticeably, a person who conceals, fails to report or fails to report in time the current state; deliberately give false information or deliberately spreads agents of group A infectious diseases of himself/herself or of other people shall be fined from VND 10 million to VND 20 million.
Besides, a person suffering from group-A infectious diseases who refuses or avoids to take medical isolation and enforcement of medical isolation decided by competent state agencies shall also be fined up to VND 20 million.
In addition, a fine of up to VND 20 million and VND 5 million shall be imposed for the act of threatening to transmit HIV to another person, and displaying more than one pack, one carton or box of one cigarette brand at a cigarette retail agent or store, respectively. An under-18 person drinking liquor or beer, or smoke cigarettes shall be fined up to VND 500,000, etc.
This Decree takes effect on November 15, 2020.
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translation of the Official Gazette of the Vietnam News Agency
THE SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM
Hanoi, September 28, 2020
On sanctioning of administrative violations in health sector
Pursuant to the Law on Government Organization dated June 19, 2015;
Pursuant to the Law on Handling of Administrative Violations dated June 20, 2012;
Pursuant to the Law on HIV/AIDS prevention and control dated June 29, 2006;
Pursuant to the Law on Donation, Removal and Transplantation of Human Tissues and Organs and Donation and Recovery of Cadavers dated November 29, 2006;
Pursuant to the Law on Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases dated November 21, 2007;
Pursuant to the Law on Health Insurance dated November 14, 2008 and the Law on Amending and Supplementing a Number of Articles of the Law on Health Insurance dated June 13, 2014;
Pursuant to the Law on Medical Examination and Treatment dated November 23, 2009;
Pursuant to the Law on Prevention and Control of Tobacco Harms dated June 18, 2012;
Pursuant to the Law on Pharmacy dated April 06, 2016;
Pursuant to the Law on Prevention and Control of Harms of Liquor and Beer Abuse dated June 14, 2019;
Pursuant to the Population Ordinance dated January 09, 2003 and the Ordinance on Amending Article 10 of the Population Ordinance dated December 27, 2008;
At the proposal of the Minister of Health,
The Government hereby promulgates the Decree on sanctioning of administrative violations in health sector.
Article 1. Scope of regulation
1. This Decree stipulates acts of administrative violations, sanctioning forms and levels, remedial measures applied to each administrative violation; competence to make written records and sanction of administrative violations according to each position in health sector.
2. Administrative violations in health sector specified in this Decree are faulty acts which are committed by an individual or organization in violation of the state management law but does not constitute a crime and, therefore, must be administratively sanctioned in accordance with law, including:
a) Violations of regulations on preventive medicine and HIV/AIDS prevention and control;
b) Violations of regulations on medical examination and treatment;
c) Violations of regulations on pharmacy and cosmetics;
d) Violations of regulations on medical equipment;
dd) Violations of regulations on health insurance;
e) Violations of regulations on population.