Digital Ukraine: round-up of developments from the Ministry of Digital Transformation in November

  • Date: 05/12/19
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Electronic driving licences, cryptocurrency legislation and developments in eHealth are among the digital developments overseen by the Ministry of Digital Transformation in Ukraine in the past month, according to a round-up by the online media.

E-Driving Licences and Technical Passports: A new application has been developed for Ukrainian drivers to use electronic versions of their driving licences, insurance policies and vehicle technical passports – all available via their smartphone. The electronic documents will be available both online and offline, will protect user privacy and security, be compatible with applications of agencies issuing and verifying certificates, and will cover all the processes from driver registration and verification to sending requests for reissue of licences in case of loss of plastic cards.

Developments In the sphere of cryptocurrencies: Changes to the legislative framework to cover cryptocurrencies are being prepared and will be put forward for adoption in the coming months. As a first legislative step in the regulation of virtual money markets, a draft law is being prepared “On Amendments to the Tax Code of Ukraine and other laws of Ukraine on taxation of operations with crypto assets”. The legislation defines the terms “cryptocurrency”, “virtual asset”, “operation with cryptocurrencies”, “distributed registry”, “token” and “token-asset”. The main taxation features include a 5% tax rate on personal income from the sales of crypto assets, and that crypto asset transactions are not subject to value-added tax.

Pharmacy map in eHealth: From January, specialised healthcare services (surgery, otolaryngology, neurology, etc.) will be connected to eHealth in Ukraine. There are also innovations on the Affordable Care programme, with an interactive map created to enable every Ukrainian patient to search for pharmacies that provide medicines under this government-financed programme. The service shows pharmacies located within 7km of the patient. The Affordable Medicines programme involves 1,132 pharmacies with 7,000 available medicines for patients who receive ePrescriptions via the eHealth system issued by family round-up