The Antimonopoly Committee has reviewed the Regulation “On approving the procedure for conducting a medical examination of drivers and candidates for drivers in order to verify their suitability for driving”, which was carried out by the “ex-post” method (registered by the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan on June 27, 2013 No. 2472) as well as evaluated Regulation’s impact on competition.
It has been established that in accordance with the requirements of this Regulation, medical examinations of drivers and driving candidates are carried out on a paid basis by medical commissions created at State treatment and preventive institutions of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Uzbekistan (paragraph 5). If certain types of medical examinations are not possible, by decision of the medical commission the driver may be sent to another State treatment and preventive institution for additional paid procedure (paragraph 19).
The existing practice in the country demonstrated that there are certain restrictions (obstacles) to private sector access to the medical examination services related to verifying the suitability of drivers and driver candidates for driving vehicles.
Learning the foreign experience and regulatory documents in this field showed that a medical examination of transport drivers is carried out not only in State healthcare organizations, but also in other medical institutions licensed to offer medical services.
Based on the results of the study, the Antimonopoly Committee prepared and sent to the competent authorities a conclusion on amending certain articles of the Regulation aimed at creating equal conditions and developing competition for all entities in this field.
Press Office of the Antimonopoly Committee