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KOREA VETERANS HEALTH SERVICE ACT

Act No. 3419, Apr. 4, 1981

Amended by Act No. 3742, Aug. 2, 1984

Act No. 4366, Mar. 8, 1991

Act No. 4568, jun. 11, 1993

Act No. 4854, Dec. 31, 1994

Act No. 4856, Dec. 31, 1994

Act No. 5291, Jan. 13, 1997

Act No. 5454, Dec. 13, 1997

Act No. 5673, Jan. 21, 1999

Act No. 6372, Jan. 16, 2001

Act No. 6921, May 29, 2003

Act No. 7106, Jan. 20, 2004

Act No. 7159, Jan. 29, 2004

Act No. 7428, Mar. 31, 2005

Act No. 7486, Mar. 31, 2005

Act No. 7796, Dec. 29, 2005

Act No. 8052, Oct. 4, 2006

Act No. 8566, Jul. 27, 2007

Act No. 8567, Jul. 27, 2007

Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008

Act No. 9328, Dec. 31, 2008

Act No. 11041, Sep. 15, 2011

Act No. 11042, Sep. 15, 2011

Act No. 13200, Feb. 3, 2015

Act No. 13499, Aug. 28, 2015

Act No. 13605, Dec. 22, 2015

Act No. 13609, Dec. 22, 2015

 Article 1 (Purpose)
The purpose of this Act is to give medical treatment to persons subject to the Act on the Honorable Treatment of Persons of Distinguished Service to Independence, Act on the Honorable Treatment of and Support for Persons, etc. of Distinguished Service to the State, the Act on Support for Persons Eligible for Veteran's Compensation, the Act on the Honorable Treatment of Persons of Distinguished Services to the May 18 Democratization Movement, the Act on Honorable Treatment of War Veterans, etc. and Establishment of Related Associations, the Act on Assistance to Patients Suffering from Actual or Potential Aftereffects of Defoliants, etc. and Establishment of Related Organizations, the Act on Honorable Treatment of Persons of Distinguished Service during Special Military Missions and Establishment of Related Orgainzations, and the Support for Discharged Soldiers Act, and to provide medical, psychological or vocational rehabilitation services to seriously injured persons by establishing the Korea Veterans Welfare and Healthcare Corporation, thus promoting their independence and settlement in society and contributing to the improvement of their welfare. <Amended by Act No. 11029, Aug. 4, 2011; Act No. 11042, Sep. 15, 2011; Act No. 13605, Dec. 22, 2015>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9328, Dec. 31, 2008]
 Article 2 (Juristic Person)
The Korea Veterans Welfare and Healthcare Corporation (hereinafter referred to as the "Corporation") shall be a juristic person.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9328, Dec. 31, 2008]
 Article 3 (Establishment)
(1) The Corporation shall be established by effecting registration for incorporation in the court having jurisdiction over a place in which its head office is located.
(2) Registration for incorporation under paragraph (1) and other necessary matters concerning registration shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9328, Dec. 31, 2008]
 Article 3-2 (Prohibition against Using Similar Names)
No one, other than the Corporation under this Act, shall use the name of "Korea Veterans Welfare and Healthcare Corporation", or any other similar name.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 8567, Jul. 27, 2007]
 Article 4 (Articles of Association)
(1) The articles of association of the Corporation shall include the following:
1. Objectives;
2. Name;
3. Place in which its head office is located;
4. Matters concerning projects;
5. Matters concerning the education and study of medical, psychological and vocational rehabilitation;
6. Matters concerning the operation of the board of directors;
7. Matters concerning executive officers and employees;
8. Matters concerning the organization;
9. Matters concerning the capital and accounting;
10. Matters concerning amendment to the articles of association;
11. Matters concerning public notification.
(2) When the Corporation intends to amend its articles of association, it shall obtain authorization from the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9328, Dec. 31, 2008]
 Article 5 Deleted. <by Act No. 5673, Jan. 21, 1999>
 Article 6 (Projects)
The Corporation shall conduct the following projects: <Amended by Act No. 13200, Feb. 3, 2015>
1. Treatment, health care, protection, and medical or psychological rehabilitation of persons (hereinafter referred to as "persons, etc. of distinguished services to the State") subject to Acts under Article 1 and investigations and research thereof;
2. Education and training, such as vocational rehabilitation education for persons, etc. of distinguished services to the State";
3. Support for the operation of associations by persons, etc. of distinguished services to the State;
4. Projects to build, supply and rent houses for persons, etc. of distinguished services to the State, to acquire sites for housing, and to improve residential environment improvement;
5. Subsidization of school expenses for persons, etc. of distinguished services to the State and their offspring;
6. Projects necessary for inspiring patriotism and the study of veterans policy;
7. Projects to support the rehabilitation of veterans in society and promote the utilization of human resources;
8. Study and investigation of diseases stemming from the overseas dispatch of soldiers;
9. Operation of welfare facilities for care of the aged, medical care, recreation, etc. of persons, etc. of distinguished services to the State;
10. Profit-making affairs for conducting projects under subparagraphs 1 through 9 and incidental projects;
11. Projects entrusted by the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs, under other Acts, including projects to increase the Veterans Fund.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9328, Dec. 31, 2008]
 Articles 6-2 and 6-3 Deleted. <by Act No. 7159, Jan. 29, 2004>
 Article 6-4 (Special Provisions on Housing Construction Projects, etc.)
The Corporation may construct, supply and rent houses or acquire sites for housing for persons, etc. of distinguished services to the State under the Housing Act, the Housing Site Development Promotion Act, the Special Act on Private Rental Housing, or the Special Act on Public Housing. In such cases, the Corporation shall be deemed the State or a local government. <Amended by Act No. 13499, Aug. 28, 2015>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9328, Dec. 31, 2008]
 Article 7 (Veterans Hospital)
(1) A veterans hospital shall be established under the control of the Corporation to conduct projects under subparagraph 1 of Article 6 and veterans hospital shall be located in places prescribed by a Special Metropolitan City and the articles of association of the Corporation.
(2) The head of a veterans hospital under paragraph (1) shall take charge of the tasks of the hospital.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9328, Dec. 31, 2008]
 Article 8 (Executive Officers)
(1) The executive officers of the Corporation shall be a chief director, not more than 4 standing directors, 6 non-standing directors and an auditor.
(2) The chief director shall be appointed by the President upon the request of the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs, from among persons recommended by the Executive Recommendation Committee established under the control of the Corporation under Article 29 of the Act on the Management of Public Institutions (hereinafter referred to as the "Executive Recommendation Committee"), and standing directors shall be appointed by the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs upon the request of the chief director, from among persons recommended by the Executive Recommendation Committee.
(3) Non-standing directors shall be persons falling under any of the following subparagraphs and non-standing directors falling under subparagraphs 3 and 4 shall be appointed by the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs, from among persons who have undergone deliberations and resolutions of the Public Institution Operation Committee under Article 8 of the Act on the Management of Public Institutions (hereinafter referred to as the "Public Institution Operation Committee"):
1. Two persons prescribed by Presidential Decree, from among public officials in general service belonging to the Senior Civil Service of the Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs or public officials of grade III ;
2. A person prescribed by Presidential Decree, from among public officials in general service belonging to the Senior Civil Service of the Ministry of Strategy and Finance or public officials of grade III;
3. Two persons with abundant knowledge and experience in the projects of the Corporation;
4. One executive officer belonging to any organization related to persons, etc. of distinguished services to the State.
(4) An auditor shall be appointed by the President by the recommendation of the Minister of Strategy and Finance, from among persons recommended by the Executive Recommendation Committee who has undergone the deliberations and resolutions of the Public Institution Operation Committee.
(5) The term of office of a chief director shall be three years and the terms of office of a director and of an auditor shall be two years, and their terms of office are renewable on the basis of a year, respectively: Provided, That the term of office of a director falling under paragraph (3) 1 and 2 shall be the period during which he/she holds office.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9328, Dec. 31, 2008]
 Article 9 (Duties of Executive Officers)
(1) The chief director shall represent the Corporation and exercise overall control over the duties of the Corporation.
(2) Where the chief director is unable to perform his/her duties due to unavoidable reasons, a standing director shall act on behalf of the chief director as prescribed by the articles of association, and, when a standing director is unable to act as the chief director, an executive officer prescribed by the articles of association shall act on behalf of the chief director.
(3) Standing directors shall take charge of the duties of the Corporation by dividing such duties, in accordance with the articles of association of the Corporation.
(4) Auditors shall audit the performance of duties and accounting of the Corporation.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9328, Dec. 31, 2008]
 Article 10 (Disqualification Grounds of Executive Officers)
(1) No one falling under any of the following subparagraphs shall be the executive officer of the Corporation:
1. Any person falling under any of the subparagraphs of Article 33 of the State Public Officials Act;
2. Any person, for whom three years have not elapsed since he/she was dismissed under Articles 22 (1), 31 (6), 35 (2) and (3), 36 (2) or 48 (6) of the Act on the Management of Public Institutions.
(2) When any executive officer falls under any of the subparagraphs of paragraph (1) or it is revealed that any executive officer has fallen under such subparagraphs at the time of appointment, he/she shall retire from his/her office.
(3) No activity, in which retired executive officers under paragraph (2) participated before retirement, shall lose its effects.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9328, Dec. 31, 2008]
 Article 10-2 Deleted. <by Act No. 9328, Dec. 31, 2008>
 Article 11 (Board of Directors)
(1) The board of directors shall be established under the jurisdiction of the Corporation to deliberate and decide the following matters:
1. Amendment to the articles of association;
2. Organization;
3. Objectives of management, budget, operation plan and the settlement of accounts;
4. Acquisition and disposal of fundamental properties;
5. Long-term borrowing and plans of repayment thereof;
6. Disposal of surpluses;
7. Enactment and repeal of bylaws;
8. Remuneration of executive officers and employees;
9. Matters deemed to require the deliberations and resolutions of the board of directors by the chief director;
10. Other important matters concerning the operation of the Corporation, deemed especially necessary by the board of directors.
(2) The board of directors shall be comprised of the chief director, standing directors and non-standing directors and the chief director shall be the chairperson of the board of directors.
(3) Meetings of the board of directors shall be convoked by request of the chief director or not less than 1/3 of incumbent directors, and the resolution of meetings shall require the consent of the majority of incumbent directors.
(4) Auditors may attend the board of directors to state their opinions.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9328, Dec. 31, 2008]
 Article 12 (Appointment of Employees)
(1) Medical staff and employees shall work for the Corporation pursuant to the articles of association.
(2) Medical staff and employees shall be appointed by the chief director pursuant to the articles of association.
(3) The chief director may appoint an agent with an authority to conduct all judicial activities or activities, other than trials, concerning the duties of the Corporation, from among employees, pursuant to the articles of association.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9328, Dec. 31, 2008]
 Article 12-2 (Restrictions on Representative Authority)
The chief director shall not represent the Corporation, with regard to matters, for which the interests of the Corporation conflict with those of the chief director, and, in such cases, auditors shall represent the Corporation.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 8052, Oct. 4, 2006]
 Article 13 (Restrictions on Concurrent Offices)
(1) No standing executive officer nor employee of the Corporation shall be engaged in profit-making businesses, other than their relevant duties.
(2) Where a standing executive officer has obtained permission from the chief director (limited to cases of a standing director) or the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs and an employee has obtained permission from the chief director, they may be concurrently engaged in non-profit businesses.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9328, Dec. 31, 2008]
 Article 14 (Concurrent Offices)
(1) Public educational officials working for a medical college or a dental college may concurrently hold office as medical staff of the Corporation, after obtaining permission from the president or the dean of the medical or dental college to which they belong.
(2) When public educational officials concurrently hold the offices of medical staff under paragraph (1), their duties and remunerations shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
(3) Holding of concurrent office as medical staff by public educational officials under paragraph (1) shall be ordered by the chief director, after obtaining consent from the president or dean of the relevant college.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9328, Dec. 31, 2008]
 Article 15 (Free Lending of State Property)
The State may lend the State property free of charge, when it is necessary for the establishment and operation of the Corporation.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9328, Dec. 31, 2008]
 Article 16 (Remuneration)
When a veterans hospital established under Article 7 provides persons, etc. of distinguished services to the State with medical treatment under the Act on the Honorable Treatment of Persons of Distinguished Service to Independence, the Act on the Honorable Treatment of and Support for Persons, etc. of Distinguished Service to the State, the Act on Support for Persons Eligible for Veteran’s Compensation, the Act on the Honorable Treatment of Persons of Distinguished Services to the May 18 Democratization Movement, the Act on Honorable Treatment of War Veterans, etc. and Establishment of Related Associations, the Act on Assistance to Patients Suffering from Actual or Potential Aftereffects of Defoliants, etc. and Establishment of Related Organizations, the Act on Honorable Treatment of Persons of Distinguished Service during Special Military Missions and Establishment of Related Organizations, and the Support for Discharged Soldiers Act, the State shall pay the medical expenses (including rehabilitation training expenses and medical examination expenses for diseases of patients suffering from actual aftereffects of defoliants, patients suffering from potential aftereffects of defoliants, and second-generation patient suffering from actual aftereffects of defoliants) as compensation to the Corporation within budgetary limits. <Amended by Act No. 11029, Aug. 4, 2011; Act No. 11041, Sep. 15, 2011; Act No. 11042, Sep. 15, 2011; Act No. 13200, Feb. 3, 2015; Act No. 13605, Dec. 22, 2015>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9328, Dec. 31, 2008]
 Article 17 (Business Year)
The business year of the Corporation shall follow the fiscal year of the Government.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9328, Dec. 31, 2008]
 Article 18 (Accounting Management)
The chief director shall manage the accounting of the Corporation pursuant to the articles of association.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9328, Dec. 31, 2008]
 Article 19 (Formulating Budget and Relevant Matters)
(1) The chief director shall formulate a budget for following fiscal year, in accordance with management objectives established under Article 46 of the Act on the Management of Public Institutions and management guidelines publicly notified under Article 50 of the same Act, each fiscal year and finalize a budget by receiving approval therefor from the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs, after passing a resolution of the board of directors before the commencement of the next fiscal year. The same shall apply to revisions to the budget.
(2) When a budget is finalized under paragraph (1), the chief director shall promptly formulate a operating plan in accordance with the budget of the relevant fiscal year, after passing a resolution of the board of directors and submit such operating plan to the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs within two months after the budget is finalized. The same shall apply to revisions to operation plans in accordance with a revised budget.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9328, Dec. 31, 2008]
 Article 20 (Submission of Written Settlement of Accounts)
(1) When a fiscal year is closed, the Corporation shall prepare a statement of settlement of accounts of the relevant fiscal year, without delay, and select a certified public accountant or an accounting firm (hereinafter referred to as "accounting firm") established under Article 23 of the Certified Public Accountant Act in accordance with the regulations of the Board of Audit and Inspection of Korea to undergo the accounting inspection.
(2) The Corporation shall attach the following documents to the statement of settlement of accounts under paragraph (1), within two months after each fiscal year is closed, submit such documents to the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs, and finalize the settlement of accounts after obtaining approval from the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs:
1. Financial statements (including written opinions on audit and inspection of a certified public accountant or an accounting corporation) and documents annexed thereto;
2. Other documents necessary for clarifying the details of the settlement of accounts.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9328, Dec. 31, 2008]
 Article 21 (Borrowing Operating Expenses)
The Corporation may borrow operating expenses, without interest, from the fund to support persons of distinguished services to the State, among funds under Article 6 of the Patriots and Veterans Fund Act, after obtaining approval from the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9328, Dec. 31, 2008]
 Article 22 (Preferential Purchase of Produced Items)
(1) The State, local governments or public institutions prescribed by the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs, among public institutions under the Act on the Management of Public Institutions, shall preferentially purchase products directly produced by the Corporation.
(2) The chief director shall consult in advance with the heads of relevant institutions on the items and quantities of products which shall be preferentially purchased by the State, local governments or public institutions, under paragraph (1).
(3) The Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs shall publicly notify the items and quantities of products of the Corporation, which shall be preferentially purchased under paragraph (1), one month before the commencement of each fiscal year.
(4) When the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs intends to change or add the items and quantities of products publicly notified under paragraph (3), he/she shall publicly notify such items and quantities again.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9328, Dec. 31, 2008]
 Article 23 (Treating Surpluses)
(1) Surpluses from each business year of the Corporation shall be preferentially allocated for acquiring assets related to the projects of the Corporation, including the medical treatment at a veterans hospital, and amounts, other than reserved amounts for the projects of the next year, shall become the incomes of funds under the Patriots and Veterans Fund Act.
(2) Incomes of funds under paragraph (1) shall be used as subsidies for projects to promote the welfare of persons, etc. of distinguished services to the State (including projects to raise and inspire patriotism).
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9328, Dec. 31, 2008]
 Article 24 (Supervision)
(1) The Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs shall supervise projects conducted by the Corporation pursuant to Article 6.
(2) The Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs may order the Corporation to report necessary matters concerning the projects of the Corporation or submit necessary documents, or allow public officials belonging thereto to inspect the books and documents of the Corporation or other necessary articles.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9328, Dec. 31, 2008]
 Article 24-2 (Entrustment of Duties)
(1) The Corporation may entrust part of its duties, such as examining and adjusting the appropriateness of expenses borne by the State under Article 16 with regard to projects falling under subparagraph 1 of Article 6, to the relevant specialized institutions.
(2) The scope of duties entrusted by the Corporation under paragraph (1) and institutions eligible for entrustment shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9328, Dec. 31, 2008]
 Article 24-3 (Prohibiting Divulgence of Confidential Information)
No executive officer and employee of the Corporation or no person who held such position shall divulge any confidential information known to him/her in the course of his/her performance of duties.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 8567, Jul. 27, 2007]
 Article 25 (Application Mutatis Mutandis of the Civil Act)
The provisions of the Civil Act concerning any incorporated foundation shall apply mutatis mutandis to the Corporation, except as otherwise provided for by this Act and the Act on the Management of Public Institutions.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9328, Dec. 31, 2008]
 Article 26 (Legal Fiction as Public Officials for Purposes of Penalty Provisions)
The executive officers and employees of the Corporation shall be deemed public officials for the purposes of Articles 129 through 132 of the Criminal Act.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9328, Dec. 31, 2008]
 Article 27 Deleted. <by Act No. 5673, Jan. 21, 1999>
 Article 28 (Penalty Provisions)
(1) Any executive officer or employee of the Corporation who refuses, obstructs, or evades inspection under Article 24 (2) or makes a false report shall be punished by imprisonment with labor for not more than one year or by a fine not exceeding ten million won. <Amended by Act No. 13200, Feb. 3, 2015>
(2) A person who violates Article 24-3 shall be punished by imprisonment with labor for not more than two years or by a fine not exceeding twenty million won. <Amended by Act No. 13200, Feb. 3, 2015>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9328, Dec. 31, 2008]
 Article 29 (Administrative Fines)
(1) A person who violates Article 3-2 shall be punished by an administrative fine not exceeding five million won.
(2) Administrative fines under paragraph (1) shall be imposed and collected by the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9328, Dec. 31, 2008]
ADDENDA
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 (Repealed Acts)
The Act on Vocational Rehabilitation for Relief Recipients shall be repealed when the registration of establishment of the Corporation is completed: Provided, That Article 17 of the Act concerning the establishment of the association for the vocational rehabilitation of relief recipients shall be valid until six months after the date on which the establishment registration of the Corporation is complete.
Article 3 (Preparation for Establishment of Corporation)
(1) The Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs shall appoint no more than five incorporators to have them handle affairs concerning the establishment of the Corporation within six months after this Act enters into force.
(2) Incorporators shall prepare the articles of association of the Corporation and receive authorization from the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs.
(3) When incorporators receive authorization under paragraph (2), they shall have the establishment of the Corporation registered under joint signature without delay.
(4) Incorporators shall hand over tasks to the president, without delay, after they have the establishment of the Corporation registered.
(5) Incorporators shall be deemed to be dismissed when the handover of tasks under paragraph (4) is completed.
Article 4 (Devolvement of State Property)
(1) State property, articles, bonds and liabilities of the national relief hospital and the national vocational rehabilitation institute (including the vocational rehabilitation funds), belonging to the special accounting for relief, as at the time this Act enters into force, shall devolve on the Corporation on the date when the Corporation is established, and the State property and articles of the national relief hospital under construction shall devolve on the Corporation on the date building the relevant national relief hospital is complete.
(2) Property which has devolved on the relief fund under Article 4 of the Addenda of the Relief Fund Act shall devolve on the Corporation on the date the Corporation is established.
Article 5 (Budget Allocation)
(1) With regard to the budget which has not been implemented until the date on which the Corporation is established, among the relief special accounting budget of the year 1981 (the budget under the jurisdiction of the national relief hospital and the national vocational rehabilitation institute), only the budget for medical treatment expenses (including rehabilitation education expenses) and convalescence expenses under Article 16 shall be allocated for the Corporation as subsidies.
(2) The president may spend the budget allocated as subsidies under paragraph (1), following the previous examples by jurisdiction under paragraph (1) until the budget of the Corporation is finalized under paragraph (1).
(3) Where the budget of the year 1981 of the Corporation is finalized, expenses spent under paragraph (2) shall be deemed to be spent under the finalized budget.
Article 6 (Dispatch of Public Officials)
A holder of authority to appoint may have any public official working for the Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs at the time of establishment of the Corporation give a dispatch service to the Corporation for one year or less, when the president makes a request to do so.
Article 7 (Transitional Measures concerning Supporters' Association for Relief Organizations)
(1) Any supporters' association for relief organizations and the relief scholarship association (hereinafter referred to as "juristic person") established pursuant to Article 21 of the Act on Establishment of Relief Recipients Organizations may request the heads of the competent departments to make sure that their rights and obligations are succeeded by the Corporation to be established under this Act by the resolutions of the relevant board of directors, respectively.
(2) Any juristic person who has received approval from the heads of the competent departments after making a request under paragraph (1), shall be deemed to be dissolved when the Corporation is established, notwithstanding the provisions of the Civil Act concerning the dissolution and liquidation of a juristic person, and all rights and obligations which have belonged to the corporation shall be succeeded by the Corporation.
Article 8 (Transitional Measures concerning Association for Vocational Rehabilitation for Relief Recipients and Subordinate Association)
(1) The association for vocational rehabilitation of relief recipients and its subordinate association at the time this Act enters into force shall be dissolved on the date Article 17 of the Act on Vocational Rehabilitation for Relief Recipients take effect under the proviso to Article 2 of the Addenda.
(2) The subordinate association for vocational rehabilitation of relief recipients, which has been dissolved under paragraph (1) may be established as an association under the Civil Act with permission from the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs.
(3) The Corporation may request the subordinate association for vocational rehabilitation of relief recipients before the dissolution thereof under paragraph (1) and the association established under paragraph (2) to manufacture, process or repair items under Article 22.
Article 9 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 3742, Aug. 2, 1984>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on January 1, 1985 (Proviso Omitted).
Articles 2 through 16 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 4366, Mar. 8, 1991>
(1) (Enforcement Date) This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
(2) (Devolvement of State Property) The site for hospital facilities, the construction of which has been completed by the Corporation with a permission for building with the purposes of establishing and operating a veterans hospital, from among State properties under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs, as at the time this Act enters into force, shall devolve on the Corporation one month after the enforcement of this Act. In such cases, the scope of sites which devolves on the Corporation shall be determined by the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs, in consultation with the Minister of Finance.
ADDENDA <Act No. 4568, Jun. 11, 1993>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force six months after the date of its promulgation.
Articles 2 through 10 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 4854, Dec. 31, 1994>
(1) (Enforcement Date) This Act shall enter into force on January 1, 1995.
(2) and (3) Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 4856, Dec. 31, 1994>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on January 1, 1995.
Articles 2 through 11 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 5291, Jan. 13, 1997>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force six months after the date of its promulgation.
Articles 2 through 5 Omitted.
ADDENDUM <Act No. 5454, Dec. 13, 1997>
This Act shall enter into force on January 1, 1998 (Proviso Omitted).
ADDENDUM <Act No. 5673, Jan. 21, 1999>
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDA <Act No. 6372, Jan. 16, 2001>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 (Transitional Measures concerning Changing Name of Korea Veterans Welfare Corporation)
(1) The Korea Veterans Welfare Corporation, as at the time this Act enters into force, shall be deemed the Korea Veterans Welfare and Healthcare Corporation under this Act: Provided, That it shall amend the articles of association within one month after this Act enters into force and receive approval from the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs.
(2) The name of the Korea Veterans Welfare Corporation in the register book or other public records, at the time of enforcement of this Act, shall be deemed the name of the Korea Veterans Welfare and Health Corporation.
Article 3 (Transitional Measures concerning Executive Officers)
(1) The president under the previous provisions, as at the time this Act enters into force, shall be deemed appointed as a chief director under the amended provisions of Article 8 (2), and his/her terms of office shall last until the date on which his/her terms of office expires under the previous provisions.
(2) A director under the previous provisions of Article 8 (2) 1 through 3 and the vice president of the Corporation under subparagraph 6, as at the time this Act enters into force, shall be deemed appointed as a director and a standing director under the amended provisions of Article 8 (2), respectively, and his/her terms of office shall last until the date on which the terms of office of a director expires under the previous provisions.
(3) An auditor under the previous provisions, as at the time this Act enters into force, shall be deemed appointed as an auditor under the amended provisions of Article 8 (2), and his/her terms of office shall last until the date on which the terms of office of an auditor expires under the previous provisions.
Article 4 (Transitional Measures concerning Head of Veterans Hospital)
The head of a veterans hospital under the previous provisions, as at the time this Act enters into force, shall be deemed appointed as the head of a veterans hospital located in a special metropolitan city under the amended provisions of Article 7 (1) and his/her terms of office shall last until the date on which the terms of the head of a veterans hospital expire under the previous provisions.
Article 5 Omitted.
Article 6 (Relationship to Other Statutes)
The citation to a provision of the previous Korea Veterans Welfare Corporation Act by any other statute in force, as at the time when this Act enters into force, shall be deemed to be the citation to this Act or the corresponding provision hereof in lieu of the previous provision, if such corresponding provision exists herein.
ADDENDA <Act No. 6921, May 29, 2003>
(1) (Enforcement Date) This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
(2) Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 7106, Jan. 20, 2004>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation: Provided, That...
Articles 2 and 3 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 7159, Jan. 29, 2004>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on April 1, 2004 (Proviso Omitted).
Articles 2 through 5 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 7428, Mar. 31, 2005>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force one year after the date of its promulgation.
Articles 2 through 6 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 7486, Mar. 31, 2005>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force two months after the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 7796, Dec. 29, 2005>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on July 1, 2006.
Articles 2 through 6 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 8052, Oct. 4, 2006>
(1) (Enforcement Date) This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
(2) (Transitional Measures concerning Executive Officers) An auditor appointed as at the time this Act enters into force shall be deemed appointed under the amended provisions of Article 8 (2), and his/her terms of office shall last until the date on which his/her term of office expires under the previous provisions, notwithstanding the amended provisions of Article 8 (4).
ADDENDA <Act No. 8566, Jul. 27, 2007>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force six months after the date of its promulgation (Proviso Omitted).
Articles 2 and 3 Omitted.
ADDENDUM <Act No. 8567, Jul. 27, 2007>
This Act shall enter into force three months after the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDA <Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted)
Articles 2 through 7 Omitted.
ADDENDUM <Act No. 9328, Dec. 31, 2008>
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDA <Act No. 11029, Aug. 4, 2011>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Articles 2 and 3 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 11041, Sep. 15, 2011>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on July 1, 2012. (Proviso Omitted)
Articles 2 and 20 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 11042, Sep. 15, 2011>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on July 1, 2012.
Article 2 Omitted.
ADDENDUM <Act No. 13200, Feb. 3, 2015>
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDA <Act No. 13499, Aug. 28, 2015>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force four months after the date of its promulgation.
Articles 2 through 16 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 13605, Dec. 22, 2015>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force six months after the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 7 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 13609, Dec. 22, 2015>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force six months after the date of its promulgation.
Articles 2 through 4 Omitted.