Direction for Foreign Physicians Getting Practice Permits in China
2009.11.10

Direction for Foreign Physicians Getting Practice Permits in China

No.: 2 

 1.事项名称

Permits for foreign physicians to practice medicine in China

2. Certificate issued and its valid period

Certificate issued: Temporary License for Foreign Physician to Practice Medicine in the People’s Republic of China, for a period not exceeding one year

Valid period of the certificate: No

3. Type of examination and approval and the legal force

Foreign physicians are permitted to practice medicine temporarily in China

4. Legal basis

Article 3 of the Interim Administrative Measures for Foreign Physicians Temporarily Practicing Medicine in China (No. 24 Decree by the Ministry of Health): Foreign physicians must register and obtain Temporary License for Foreign Physician to Practice Medicine in the People’s Republic of China before practicing medicine for a limited period of time in China.

5. Conditions

1. Complete application documents;

2. Accord with provisions in Article 10 and 11 in the Interim Administrative Measures for Foreign Physicians Temporarily Practicing Medicine in China (No. 24 Decree by the Ministry of Health of the People’s Republic of China )

 

6. Documentary requirements for application

1. Application;
2. Degree certificate of the foreign physician;
3. Overseas License to practice medicine or certificate of his rights to practice in his country;
4. Health certificate of the foreign physician;  
5. Certificate and agreement from the entity inviting or employing the foreign physician or statement from the entity agree to bear relevant civil liability. 

The content of 2 and 3 shall be notarized.

7. Authorities accepting the application and its address

Foshan Institute of Health Inspection

No. 5 Huijing Road, Chancheng District, Foshan City

8. Approving authorities

Foshan Health Bureau

9. Procedure

1. The applying entity or foreign physician files application documents to Foshan Institute of Health Inspection; 2. Foshan Institute of Health Inspection examines the application documents; 3. Foshan Institute of Health Inspection shall allow registration of those qualified after examination and issue Temporary License for Foreign Physician to Practice Medicine in the People’s Republic of China, and shall notify in written form the applicant or the applying entity if the documents fail the examination. .

10. Time limit for examination and approval

30 working days as of the day of acceptance of the application

11. Charge

No

 12. Application form

No

13. Annual verification or survey

No

14. Authorities entertaining consultation and complaint and their telephone numbers

Consultation authorities: Foshan Institute of Health Inspection

Complaint authorities: Supervision Office of Foshan Health Bureau
Consultation number: 83389625

Complaint number: 83383252

15. Remarks