Family members

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Rules applicable to family members travelling together with HCPs to the event location. No specific rules

Last modified 15 Jan 2021

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Rules applicable to family members travelling together with HCPs to the event location.

Legislation: Not applicable.

MA Code of Conduct

Companies should only support the attendance of the HCP who is participating in the event or providing the service to the company.  It would be considered a gift or inducement (which is not permitted) if a company was to provide hospitality, travel or accommodation to spouses, relatives, guests or companions of HCP and non-HCP practice staff when they are accompanying a HCP.

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Rules applicable to family members travelling together with HCPs to the event location. Hospitality must not be extended to any persons accompanying an HCP. It is prohibited to invite and to have participate in events any person accompanying any participant.

Please also see European Union.

Last modified 15 Jan 2021

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Rules applicable to family members travelling together with HCPs to the event location. No specific rules.

Last modified 15 Jan 2021

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Rules applicable to family members travelling together with HCPs to the event location. All invitations to participate must exclusively be addressed to HCPs. Sponsoring of participation costs (incl. reception costs) cannot be extended to family members.

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Last modified 15 Jan 2021

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Rules applicable to family members travelling together with HCPs to the event location.

Statutory Laws

No specific rules. Any specifics must be assessed on the case-by-case basis.

INTERFARMA

The payment or reimbursement of any expenses by family members, companions or persons invited by the Healthcare or Healthcare-related Professional is expressly forbidden.

SINDUSFARMA

No specific rules. Any specifics must be assessed on the case-by-case basis.

ABIMIP

No specific rules. Any specifics must be assessed on the case-by-case basis.

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Rules applicable to family members travelling together with HCPs to the event location.

Planning and costs of travel, accommodation, meals and refreshments of the spouses / companions or family members are the responsibility of the HCP. 

No support or facilitating travel and  accommodation arrangements of spouses / companions or family members of HCPs. Hospitality may not be extended to spouses / companions or family members of HCPs. 

Learning programs must not be offered to the spouses / companions or family members of HCPs.

Last modified 15 Jan 2021

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Rules applicable to family members travelling together with HCPs to the event location. The member companies of CIF should not be responsible for any cost that is related to the accompanying HCPs.

Last modified 15 Jan 2021

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Rules applicable to family members travelling together with HCPs to the event location.

Statutory Laws and Regulations

No specific rules.

Codes of Conduct

Code of Ethics for Chinese Medical Doctors

No specific rules.

RDPAC Code

Hospitalities incidental to the main purpose of the events can only be provided exclusively to participants of the events. Member companies should not pay for any costs associated with individuals accompanying invited HCPs (Article 7).

AdvaMed China Code

A Company may not pay for meals, travel or other expenses for guests of HCPs (Article IX).

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Rules applicable to family members travelling together with HCPs to the event location.

RTVSS: It has no specific restriction or limitation. Nonetheless, pharmaceuticals financing travel and transportation payments that exceed one (1) minimum monthly wage during a six-month period to the same recipient must be reported. 

The minimum monthly wage for 2020 is: COP $877.803 or approximately USD $260. 

The six-month periods go from January to June, and July until December of each year. 

AFIDRO'S Code of Ethics: Any expense related to family members travelling together with HCPs to the event location might be considered as non-moderate and reasonable since it its not related to the event itself. 

ANDI's Code of Ethics and Transparency: It sets the same standard as AFIDRO’S Code of Ethics.

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Rules applicable to family members travelling together with HCPs to the event location.

The Ordinance: pursuant to the Article 19 (3, 4) of the Ordinance, family members on any other persons who accompany the health care workers are not allowed to participate on the conferences and lectures, nor may they be entitled to reimbursement of any costs whatsoever.

The Code: pharmaceutical companies are not allowed to provide any kind of hospitality to persons who are not healthcare professionals, according to Article 11.2 (1) lit.a of the Code.

Please also see European Union.

Last modified 15 Jan 2021

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Rules applicable to family members travelling together with HCPs to the event location.

AIFP

Hospitality may only be extended to persons who qualify as participants in their own right.

In exceptional cases of established health needs and unless prohibited by Czech law, the travel, meals, accommodation and genuine registration fee costs of an accompanying person can be reimbursed within the same parameters.

Please also see European Union.

Last modified 23 Mar 2021

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Rules applicable to family members travelling together with HCPs to the event location. A healthcare professional's spouse or cohabitant may participate in a trip in connection with an event held by a pharmaceutical company, provided that the spouse or cohabitant bears all his or her expenses in connection with the participation (Guide 2014-12-29 no. 10356 about advertising etc. for medicines, section 5.7.1 (in Danish: Vejledning 2014-12-29 nr. 10356 om reklame mv. for lægemidler)

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Last modified 12 Jan 2021

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Rules applicable to family members travelling together with HCPs to the event location.

Directive

No specific rules.

EFPIA

Hospitality may only be extended to persons who qualify as participants in their own right. In exceptional cases of established health needs (e.g. disability or injury), the travel, meals, accommodation and genuine registration fee costs of an accompanying person can be reimbursed within the same parameters.

IFPMA

Companies must not pay any costs associated with individuals accompanying invited HCPs, except in cases of medical necessity.

Last modified 23 Mar 2021

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Rules applicable to family members travelling together with HCPs to the event location.

The Finnish Medicines Act or Degree 

Hospitality at purely professional or scientific events must not be extended to other than health care professionals. 

Code of Ethics issued by Pharma Industry Finland 

In events for the marketing of prescription-only medicines, the hospitality must not be extended to persons other than healthcare professionals.

Please also see European Union.

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Rules applicable to family members travelling together with HCPs to the event location.

StGB

No specific rules. However, the general principles outlined above apply.

HWG

No specific rules. However, the general rules and restrictions on providing financial inducements and other gifts to HCPs may apply.

UWG

No specific rules.

FSA Code of Conduct Healthcare Professionals

Invitation of family members of HCPs to events and / or reimbursement of their travel and accommodation expenses is not permitted.

Please also see European Union.

Last modified 22 Jan 2021

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Rules applicable to family members travelling together with HCPs to the event location.

The reimbursement of any expenses of accompanying members is prohibited.

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Last modified 26 Mar 2021

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Rules applicable to family members travelling together with HCPs to the event location.

The Prevention of Bribery Ordinance

No specific rules. 

HKAPI Code of Practice

Hospitality does not include travel or other sponsorship for HCPs’ family or companions (para 5.2(a)). 

Code of Conduct

No specific rules.

Last modified 21 Jan 2021

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Rules applicable to family members travelling together with HCPs to the event location. No hospitality by pahramceutical company allowed.

Please also see European Union.

Last modified 15 Jan 2021

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Rules applicable to family members travelling together with HCPs to the event location. Hospitality should not be extended to other accompanying persons unless they qualify to attend in their own right.  Travel expenses may not be paid for spouses or other accompanying persons, unless they are HCPs who qualify as participants in their own right. 

Please also see European Union.

Last modified 9 Apr 2021

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Rules applicable to family members travelling together with HCPs to the event location. No hospitality of any kind, including accommodation, transports and meals, may be provided to accompanying persons of the HCPs, including family members.

Please also see European Union.

Last modified 15 Jan 2021

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Rules applicable to family members travelling together with HCPs to the event location. No specific rules

Last modified 2 Feb 2021

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Rules applicable to family members travelling together with HCPs to the event location. While family members may theoretically travel together with HCPs, hospitality must not be extended to persons other than HCPs. 

Please also see European Union.

Last modified 15 Jan 2021

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Rules applicable to family members travelling together with HCPs to the event location. Hospitality support shall only be granted in favor of HCPs, researchers or experts participating in the event and under no circumstances to their companions, including family members.

Last modified 15 Jan 2021

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Rules applicable to family members travelling together with HCPs to the event location. Hospitality may only be offered to the HCP.

Please also see European Union.

Last modified 15 Jan 2021

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Rules applicable to family members travelling together with HCPs to the event location.

Medicines New Zealand Code of Practice

  • A pharmaceutical-company must not pay for any hospitality, travel, or other expenses for family, guests or companions (unless they are required for genuine medical reasons).

Royal Australian College of Physicians Guidelines

  • In general, it is never acceptable to accept sponsorship for the cost of travel, attendance or meals for family or friends.

Last modified 10 Jun 2021

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Rules applicable to family members travelling together with HCPs to the event location.

Norwegian Pharma Law

No specific rules.

LMI Industry rules

Only persons who are qualified and have the relevant professional interest in the meeting may be invited to participate.

Companions / family members are not allowed, unless significant medical reasons require so. The prohibition on companions / family members applies even if the companion were to cover all expenses themselves.

Last modified 16 Feb 2021

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Rules applicable to family members travelling together with HCPs to the event location.

Polish Pharmaceutical Law

No specific rules.

INFARMA

Hospitality allowed only to HCPs. Only in exceptional cases related to health reasons (e.g. disability or injury), the costs of travel, meals, accommodation and registration fees related to the participation of the accompanying person in the event may be covered on the same terms.

PZPPF

Hospitality allowed only to HCPs.

Please also see European Union.

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Rules applicable to family members travelling together with HCPs to the event location. Support may only be granted to HCPs participating in the event in their own right.

Please also see European Union.

Last modified 5 Jan 2021

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Rules applicable to family members travelling together with HCPs to the event location. No specific rules

Last modified 15 Jan 2021

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Rules applicable to family members travelling together with HCPs to the event location.

Hospitality may only be extended to persons who qualify as participants in their own right. In exceptional cases of established health needs (e.g. disability or injury), the travel, meals, accommodation and genuine registration fee costs of an accompanying person can be reimbursed within the same parameters.

Please also see European Union.

Last modified 15 Jan 2021

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Rules applicable to family members travelling together with HCPs to the event location. No specific rules.

Last modified 15 Jan 2021

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Rules applicable to family members travelling together with HCPs to the event location. No specific rules.

Last modified 15 Jan 2021

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Rules applicable to family members travelling together with HCPs to the event location.

Act on medical products

No specific rules. 

AIFP Code of Conduct

No specific rules. 

ADL Code of Ethics

No specific rules. 

GENAS Code of Ethics

The guests, partners, family members or friends of invited healthcare professionals who are not members of the otherwise invited healthcare professional community may not be invited to meetings, conferences and other educational activities.

Please also see European Union.

Last modified 15 Jan 2021

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Rules applicable to family members travelling together with HCPs to the event location.

Medicinal Products Act

Any advertising in the area of professional public (including but not limited to partaking in promotional events) shall be intended and transmitted only to persons authorized to prescribe or dispense medicinal products and potentially other HCPs providing health care. 

Rules on advertising of medicines

Promotional events shall be organized only for persons responsible for prescribing and dispensing medicinal product 

The Code

Costs of the promoting event shall be covered only to event participants and not also to accompanying persons.

Please also see European Union.

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Rules applicable to family members travelling together with HCPs to the event location. Hospitality should not be extended to persons other than HCPs. Exceptionally, for health reasons, the travelling costs of accompanying persons as caregivers may be covered.

Please also see European Union.

Last modified 15 Jan 2021

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Rules applicable to family members travelling together with HCPs to the event location. May not be invited to the event (unless invited in their own righteous capacity) or paid for.  

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Last modified 15 Jan 2021

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Rules applicable to family members travelling together with HCPs to the event location. The cost of including a HCP's spouse or other guest is prohibited. This applies to meals, accommodation, travel and other expenses.

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Rules applicable to family members travelling together with HCPs to the event location.

The payment of travel expenses and the like for persons accompanying the delegate is not permitted. 

Any hospitality provided must not extend to a spouse or other such person unless that person is a HCP or other relevant decision maker and qualifies as a proper delegate or participant at the meeting in their own right. Spouses and other accompanying persons, unless qualified as above, may not attend the actual meeting and may not receive any associated hospitality at the company's expense. The entire costs which their presence involves are the responsibility of those they accompany.

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Rules applicable to family members travelling together with HCPs to the event location.

Federal Law & Implementing Regulations, & Government-Issued Guidance: The laws and regulations do not specifically address this topic but given the HHS-OIG Guidance’s cross reference to the PhRMA Code, the PhRMA Code’s view should be considered (i.e., inappropriate to cover expenses for non-participating spouses or guests). 

State Laws & Implementing Regulations: Some state law restricting payments and gifts to HCPs also specifically mention family members. For example, New Jersey’s prohibitions on gifts and payments to prescribers also apply to the prescriber’s immediate family, and Massachusetts prohibits meals provided to HCP spouses or other guests. Some states more generally incorporate PhRMA Code and/or AdvaMed Code standards by reference. 

Industry Codes of Conduct: The PhRMA Code states it is not appropriate for companies to pay for travel and lodging for non-faculty HCPs (e.g., it would not be appropriate to pay for the cost of an HCP’s spouse). The AdvaMed Code also states that companies may not pay for or otherwise subsidize travel or lodging for spouses or guests of HCPs.

Last modified 15 Jan 2021

Argentina

Argentina

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Relevant statutory law(s)

Resolution of the Ministry of Health 627/2007

Industry code(s) of conduct

Code of good practices of Argentine Chamber of Medical Specialties (CAEME)

Other Not applicable

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Argentina

Argentina

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Competent authority/authorities enforcing the above statutory law(s)

Argentinian Ministry of Health

Competent authority/authorities enforcing the above code(s) of conduct Argentine Chamber of Medical Specialties (CAEME)
Competent authorities enforcing any other provisions indicated above Not applicable

 

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Argentina

Argentina

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Restrictions on event locations (e.g., events abroad, touristic locations, mountain or beach locations during winter/summer season, etc)

No event should take place outside the Argentine Republic, unless there are logistical or security reasons for holding it abroad (e.g. where most of the participants guests come from abroad and/or where the relevant resource or expertise is located abroad).

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Argentina

Argentina

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Restrictions or requirements regarding event venues (e.g., resorts, castles, SPAs, proximity to transport connections or centers with relevant medical expertise, etc)  

Luxurious venues should not be selected for hosting events.

Last modified 15 Jan 2021

Argentina

Argentina

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Restrictions or requirements regarding accommodation provided to HCPs (e.g. five star hotels, maximum number of nights, minimum duration of events, etc.) Accommodation may be provided to HCPs only and it should not include sponsorship or organization of entertainment or leisure activities (e.g. sporting events, musical events, etc.).

Last modified 15 Jan 2021

Argentina

Argentina

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Restrictions on air travel (e.g. economy class only; minimum flight duration for business class) No specific rules
Restriction on train transportation (class; duration; etc.) No specific rules
Other restrictions regarding travel No specific rules

Last modified 15 Jan 2021

Argentina

Argentina

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Limitation on providing meals (e.g. only refreshment for events lasting for half a day or more) No specific rules
Maximum value for meals (e.g., EUR 60) – please specify by meal (breakfast, lunch, dinner) where applicable No specific rules
Restrictions on where meals can be provided? (e.g. no Michelin-starred restaurant) No specific rules
Other restriction (e.g. no alcohol may be offered) No specific rules

Last modified 15 Jan 2021

Argentina

Argentina

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Rules applicable to family members travelling together with HCPs to the event location. No specific rules

Last modified 15 Jan 2021

Argentina

Argentina

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Rules originally designed for traditional events (described in previous points) but applicable also to online conferences No specific rules
Additional rules applicable specifically to online conferences (incl. communication / advertising rules in relation to events attended by multinational audience) No specific rules

Last modified 15 Jan 2021

Argentina

Argentina

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Specific rules applicable to promotional events organized by/on behalf of MAH in comparison to independent scientific events described in previous points (incl. event location, venue, accommodation, transport, meals, family members, online conferences No specific rules

Last modified 15 Jan 2021