The Ministry of Health (MOH) promulgated the Notice Concerning Regional Health Planning and Medical Institutions and Promoting the Development of Private Medical Institutions, which sets a goal for non-public medical institutions to provide 20 percent of total hospital beds and medical services by 2015. Local government will encourage private enterprises, charitable institutions, foundations, commercial insurance companies and overseas investors to establish private medical institutions. Qualified individuals are also encouraged to open private clinics. MOH stated that China will encourage private investors to establish rehabilitation hospitals, nursing homes, geriatric and chronic disease clinics, and other medical institutions. Investors will also be encouraged to focus on weak areas of the medical services industry such as pediatric, mental health, and EMT services. MOH will further encourage private investors to set up independent diagnostic imaging, testing and pathology clinics.