WHO Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel
Article 8 – Implementation of the Code
8.1 Member States are encouraged to publicize and implement the Code in collaboration with all stakeholders as stipulated in Article 2.2, in accordance with national and subnational responsibilities.
8.2 Member States are encouraged to incorporate the Code into applicable laws and policies.
8.3 Member States are encouraged to consult, as appropriate, with all stakeholders as stipulated in Article 2.2 in decision-making processes and involve them in other activities related to the international recruitment of health personnel.
8.4 All stakeholders referred to in Article 2.2 should strive to work individually and collectively to achieve the objectives of this Code. All stakeholders should observe this Code, irrespective of the capacity of others to observe the Code. Recruiters and employers should cooperate fully in the observance of the Code and promote the guiding principles expressed by the Code, irrespective of a Member State’s ability to implement the Code.
8.5 Member States should, to the extent possible, and according to legal responsibilities, working with relevant stakeholders, maintain a record, updated at regular intervals, of all recruiters authorized by competent authorities to operate within their jurisdiction.
8.6 Member States should, to the extent possible, encourage and promote good practices among recruitment agencies by only using those agencies that comply with the guiding principles of the Code.
8.7 Member States are encouraged to observe and assess the magnitude of active international recruitment of health personnel from countries facing critical shortage of health personnel, and assess the scope and impact of circular migration.