Closer compliance required for healthcare donations


China’s national healthcare regulator recently published new rules that may provide useful guidance for pharmaceutical or medical device companies to enhance compliance controls over sponsorship and donations to healthcare entities, although these companies are not the direct targets of the new regulations.

On 20 October, the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) published the Administrative Measures on Accepting Donations for Public Welfare by Healthcare Entities (for Trial Implementation).

Story_2_picThe new rules apply to donations between foreign or domestic entities and individuals as donors, and healthcare and family planning entities (healthcare entities) as donees. The donees include healthcare institutions, social public welfare associations, foundations and other charitable social organizations that are supervised by the NHFPC and its local counterparts.

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