Policy preview (effective May 31, 2024)
This article previews changes from our October 2023 policy updates.
We’re adding a new Health apps policy under “Health Content and Services” to introduce new requirements for apps that fall under the Health apps categories. We’re also updating the policy to reflect current public health guidance.
To view the current “Health Content and Services” article, visit this page.
We don't allow apps that expose users to harmful health content and services.
If your app contains or promotes health content and services, you must ensure your app is compliant with any applicable laws and regulations.
If your app qualifies as a health app or has health-related features and accesses health data, it must comply with the Privacy, Deception and Device Abuse policies including User Data policy, Sensitive Events, Misrepresentation, and Deceptive Behavior policies, in addition to the below requirements:
Health Connect Data
We do not allow apps that facilitate the sale or purchase of prescription drugs without a prescription.
Google Play doesn't allow apps that promote or sell unapproved substances, irrespective of any claims of legality.Examples of common violations
For additional information on the unapproved or misleading pharmaceuticals and supplements that we monitor, please visit www.legitscript.com.
We don’t allow apps containing misleading health claims that contradict existing medical consensus, or can cause harm to users.Examples of common violations
Payments - Clinical Services
Transactions involving regulated clinical services should not use Google Play’s billing system. For more information, see Understanding Google Play’s Payments policy.