The implementation of the new Anti-gift regime in France involves major changes in the compliance procedure of health care companies relating to the grant of benefits to stakeholders in the health sector.
The French Anti-gift regime, which governs benefits provided by health care companies to health care professionals or health care organizations, was modified by the Ordinance 2017-49 of January 19, 2017. However, the adoption of implementing decrees was delayed and only recently completed by a Decree dated June, 2020, as well as four ministerial Orders dated August and September, 2020. The new regime fully entered into force on October 1, 2020.
In order to help HCCs and HCPs/HCOs to comply with this new regulation, the following Q&A answers the most common questions about the new French Anti-gift regime.