From March 1, 2022, charitable foundations and medical organizations will be able to apply for permits to import medical devices for seriously ill patients through the unified portal of public services. The rules for issuing such permits were approved by Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin.

The decision concerns the import of unregistered in Russia and having no domestic analogues of medical devices that are necessary for specific patients for vital indications. Previously, such products were imported individually in coordination with Roszdravnadzor, but there were no clear regulations.

From March 1, Roszdravnadzor will issue a special permit for the import of such products. Funds and clinics will be able to send an application for its receipt and the necessary documents in electronic form through the public services portal. The permission of Roszdravnadzor will be posted in the applicant’s personal account within five days. This format will simplify and speed up the process of importing medical devices for patients with serious illnesses.

Resolution No. 1590 of September 22, 2021