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REGIONAL PUBLIC HEALTH ACT

Wholly Amended by Act No. 13323, May 18, 2015

Amended by Act No. 14009, Feb. 3, 2016

Act No. 14197, May 29, 2016

Act No. 14895, Sep. 19, 2017

CHAPTER I GENERAL PROVISIONS
 Article 1 (Purpose)
The purpose of this Act is to contribute to promoting the health of local residents through effective implementation of health policies, by prescribing matters relating to the establishment and operation of regional healthcare institutions, such as public health centers, and matters necessary for the regional healthcare institutions to perform their functions effectively in alliance and cooperation with healthcare-related institutions and organizations.
 Article 2 (Definitions)
The terms used in this Act are defined as follows:
1. The term “regional healthcare institution” means a public health center, a public health clinic, a public health unit, and a center for supporting healthy living established pursuant to this Act to promote the health of local residents and to prevent and control diseases;
2. The term “regional healthcare services” means services provided directly by regional healthcare institutions or via healthcare-related institutions and organizations, which include all activities conducted by health and medical services personnel (referring to health and medical services personnel as defined in subparagraph 3 of Article 3 of the Framework Act on Health and Medical Services) to promote the health of local residents and to prevent and control diseases;
3. The term “healthcare-related institution or organization” means a medical institution, a pharmacy, an organization of health and medical services personnel, and an entity that provides regional healthcare services to the general public and many specified persons in communities.
 Article 3 (Responsibilities of State and Local Governments)
(1) The State and local governments shall endeavor to conduct surveys and research into regional healthcare; to collect, manage, utilize, and protect information on regional healthcare; to train and secure regional healthcare professionals; to guarantee their employment; and to improve their quality. <Amended by Act No. 14009, Feb. 3, 2016>
(2) The State and local governments shall provide technical and financial support to perform regional healthcare functions efficiently.
(3) The State and local governments shall establish a plan to prevent disparities in the health conditions of local residents.
 Article 4 (Community Health Status Surveys)
(1) The State and local governments shall conduct a community health status survey annually to ascertain the health conditions of local residents and to identify the causes of health problems.
(2) Methods and details of community health status surveys referred to in paragraph (1), and other necessary matters, shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
 Article 5 (Digitalization of Regional Healthcare Affairs)
(1) The Minister of Health and Welfare may establish and operate a regional healthcare information system in order to efficiently process various data and information necessary for regional healthcare institutions (including public health clinics as defined in subparagraph 4 of Article 2 of the Act on the Special Measures for Public Health and Medical Services in Agricultural and Fishing Villages, Etc.; the same shall apply hereafter in this Article) to perform their functions and to digitalize the recordkeeping and management thereof.
(2) The Minister of Health and Welfare may collect, manage, retain, and utilize (meaning performance reporting and compilation of statistics) any of the following data, which is necessary to establish and operate the regional healthcare information system pursuant to paragraph (1); and may request necessary data from related institutions and organizations. In such cases, any institution or organization in receipt of such request shall comply therewith, except in extenuating circumstances:
1. Data about provision of regional healthcare services referred to in Article 11 (5) 5;
2. Data about the applications for regional healthcare services, investigations, and provision of such services pursuant to Articles 19 through 21;
3. Other data prescribed by Presidential Decree, necessary for regional healthcare institutions in performing their functions.
(3) No one shall damage, destroy, alter, forge, leak, search, or copy any data in any regional healthcare information system without access authority or beyond the scope of authorized access.
 Article 6 (Regional Healthcare Deliberative Committees)
(1) A regional healthcare deliberative committee (hereinafter referred to as “committee”) shall be established in each Special Metropolitan City, Metropolitan City, Do (hereinafter referred to as “City/ Do”), Special Self-Governing City, Special Self-Governing Province, and Si/Gun/Gu (a Gu means an autonomous Gu; hereinafter referred to as “Si/Gun/ Gu”) to deliberate on the following matters relating to regional healthcare:
1. Matters relating to regional healthcare status surveys, including community health status surveys;
2. Matters relating to the formulation, implementation, and evaluations of regional healthcare plans and annual action plans;
3. Matters that require cooperation with healthcare-related institutions and organizations, schools, workplaces, etc., to implement regional healthcare plans efficiently;
4. Other matters necessary for promoting regional healthcare policies.
(2) Each committee shall be comprised of no more than 20 members, including one chairperson; and the vice-head of a local government (or the vice-head prescribed by Presidential Decree if the local government has at least two vice-heads) shall serve as the chairperson: Provided, That the chairperson shall be prescribed by municipal ordinance, if any other committee functions as the committee pursuant to paragraph (4).
(3) Members of a committee shall be appointed or commissioned by the head of the local government with which the committee is affiliated, from among representatives of the local residents, school health officials, occupational safety and health officials, executive officers or employees of healthcare-related institutions and organizations, and relevant public officials.
(4) The committee may integrate with another committee, as prescribed by ordinance of a City/Do or a Si/Gun/Gu, if such other committee exists; it can adequately perform its functions; and it has members qualified as required in paragraph (3).
(5) Except as otherwise expressly provided for in paragraphs (1) through (4), the composition and operation of committees, and other necessary matters, shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
CHAPTER II FORMULATION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF REGIONAL HEALTHCARE PLANS
 Article 7 (Formulation, etc. of Regional Healthcare Plans)
(1) To promote the health of local residents, the Special Metropolitan City Mayor, each Metropolitan City Mayor or Do Governor (hereinafter referred to as “Mayor/Do Governor”), each Special Self-Governing City Mayor, Special Self-Governing Province Governor, or the head of each Si/Gun/Gu (the head of a Gu means the head of an autonomous Gu; hereinafter referred to as “head of a Si/Gun/ Gu”) shall formulate a regional healthcare plan containing the following matters every four years pursuant to paragraphs (3) and (4):
1. Measurement of demand for healthcare;
2. A short- and long-term plan for the supply of regional healthcare services;
3. Procurement and management of healthcare resources, including human resources, organizations, and finances;
4. A plan to organize a system for delivery of regional healthcare services;
5. Collection and compilation of statistics on regional healthcare.
(2) Each Mayor/Do Governor or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu shall formulate an annual action plan each year pursuant to the regional healthcare plan formulated under paragraph (1).
(3) The head of a Si/Gun/Gu (excluding the Special Self-Governing City Mayor and the Special Self-Governing Province Governor; the same shall apply hereafter in this Article) shall formulate a regional healthcare plan (including an annual action plan; the same shall apply hereafter in this Article), following deliberation thereon by the committee of the Si/Gun/Gu (excluding the Special Self-Governing City and the Special Self-Governing Province; the same shall apply hereafter in this Article); report the plan to the competent Si/Gun/Gu Council; and submit it to the competent Mayor/Do Governor.
(4) The Special Self-Governing City Mayor, the Special Self-Governing Province Governor, or the Mayor/Do Governor who has received regional healthcare plans submitted by the heads of Sis/Guns/Gus under his/her jurisdiction pursuant to paragraph (3), shall formulate a regional healthcare plan of the City/Do (including the Special Self-Governing City and the Special Self-Governing Province; the same shall apply hereafter in this Article), following deliberation thereon by the relevant committee; report the plan to the competent City/Do Council; and submit it to the Minister of Health and Welfare.
(5) Regional healthcare plans formulated under paragraphs (3) and (4) shall be correlated with the social security master plans formulated under Article 16 of the Framework Act on Social Security and the regional social security plans formulated under the Act on the Use and Provision of Social Security Benefits and Search for Eligible Beneficiaries.
(6) The Special Self-Governing City Mayor, the Special Self-Governing Province Governor, each Mayor/Do Governor, or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu, may seek opinions about the adjustment of redundant or similar programs from healthcare-related institutions and organizations, schools, workplaces and related entities or may request information and cooperation therefrom, if deemed necessary to formulate the regional healthcare plan pursuant to paragraph (3) or (4). In such cases, any related institution in receipt of such request shall comply therewith, except in extenuating circumstances.
(7) If deemed necessary, the Minister of Health and Welfare may recommend the Special Self-Governing City Mayor, the Special Self-Governing Province Governor, or the relevant Mayor/Do Governor to adjust the contents of a regional healthcare plan; and the Mayor/Do Governor may recommend the head of a Si/Gun/Gu to adjust the contents of a regional healthcare plan, respectively, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Health and Welfare.
(8) Except as otherwise expressly provided for in paragraphs (1) through (7), details of regional healthcare plans, methods and timing for formulating such plans, and other necessary matters, shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
 Article 8 (Implementation of Regional Healthcare Plans)
(1) Each Mayor/Do Governor or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu shall implement a regional healthcare plan pursuant to an annual action plan formulated under Article 7 (2).
(2) Each Mayor/Do Governor or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu may provide healthcare-related institutions and organizations, etc., with human resources, technical and financial support, if deemed necessary in implementing the regional healthcare plan.
 Article 9 (Evaluation of Outcomes of Regional Healthcare Plans)
(1) Upon the implementation of the regional healthcare plan pursuant to Article 8 (1), the Minister of Health and Welfare may evaluate the outcomes of the regional healthcare plan implemented by the Special Self-Governing City, the Special Self-Governing Province or each City/Do; and each Mayor/Do Governor may evaluate the outcomes of the regional healthcare plan implemented by each Si/Gun/Gu (excluding the Special Self-Governing City and the Special Self-Governing Province), respectively, as prescribed by Presidential Decree.
(2) If necessary, the Minister of Health and Welfare or each Mayor/Do Governor may reflect the results of evaluations under paragraph (1) in the provision of subsidies under Article 24.
CHAPTER III ESTABLISHMENT AND OPERATION OF REGIONAL HEALTHCARE INSTITUTIONS
 Article 10 (Establishment of Public Health Centers)
(1) To promote the health of local residents and to prevent and control diseases, a public health center (including a public health clinic; the same shall apply hereinafter) shall be established in each Si/Gun/Gu in compliance with the standard prescribed by Presidential Decree, pursuant to the ordinance of the relevant local government.
(2) Where at least two public health centers exist in the same Si/Gun/Gu, one public health center may be designated to exercise general supervision over their affairs, pursuant to the ordinance of the relevant local government.
 Article 11 (Functions and Services of Public Health Centers)
(1) The functions and services of public health centers in the jurisdiction of the relevant local government are: <Amended by Act No. 14009, Feb. 3, 2016>
1. To create a health-oriented environment in the community;
2. To plan for, to conduct surveys and research into, and to evaluate regional healthcare policies;
3. To instruct, manage, and train health and medical services personnel, health and medical institutions defined in subparagraph 4 of Article 3 of the Framework Act on Health and Medical Services, etc.; and to instruct and manage, in order to improve national health;
4. To build a cooperative system with healthcare-related institutions, organizations, schools, workplaces, etc.;
5. To provide the following regional healthcare services to promote the health of local residents and to prevent and control diseases:
(a) Promotion of national health, oral health care services, nutrition control programs, and health education;
(b) Prevention and control of infectious diseases;
(c) Maintenance and promotion of the heath of mothers and infants;
(d) Maintenance and promotion of the medically underserved individuals, including women, older persons, and persons with disabilities;
(e) Services for promoting mental health and respect for life;
(f) Medical diagnosis and treatment, and health check-ups for local residents and control of diseases, including chronic illnesses;
(g) A healthcare program conducted upon visiting home, social welfare facilities, etc.
(2) The functions and services of public health centers referred to in paragraph (1), and other necessary details, shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
 Article 12 (Public Health Clinics)
A public health center that meets the requirements for hospitals referred to in Article 3 (2) 3 (a) of the Medical Service Act, may use “public health clinic” in its title.
 Article 13 (Establishment of Public Health Units)
A local government may establish a branch of a public health center (hereinafter referred to as “public health unit”) in compliance with the standard prescribed by Presidential Decree, pursuant to the ordinance of the local government, if necessary for the public health center to provide its services.
 Article 14 (Establishment of Centers for Supporting Healthy Living)
A local government may establish a center for supporting healthy living, which is focused on helping local residents prevent chronic illnesses and lead healthy lifestyles, in compliance with the standard prescribed by Presidential Decree, pursuant to the ordinance of the local government.
 Article 15 (Organization of Regional Healthcare Institutions)
Article 112 of the Local Autonomy Act shall apply to the organization of regional healthcare institutions, except as otherwise expressly prescribed by Presidential Decree.
 Article 16 (Proper Placement, etc. of Professionals)
(1) Each regional healthcare institution shall have a chief officer and human resources having licenses, qualifications, or expertise necessary for providing the services of that institution (hereinafter referred to as “professionals”).
(2) A Mayor/Do Governor (including the Special Self-Governing City Mayor and the Special Self-Governing Province Governor) may permit the exchange of professionals among regional healthcare institutions pursuant to Article 30-2 (2) of the Local Public Officials Act, if necessary to place such professionals properly with the regional healthcare institutions.
(3) The Minister of Health and Welfare and each Mayor/Do Governor (including the Special Self-Governing City Mayor and the Special Self-Governing Province Governor) shall conduct training and education necessary for improving the capability of professionals working at the regional healthcare institutions.
(4) The Minister of Health and Welfare may investigate the status of placement and management of professionals working at the regional healthcare institutions; and may recommend a Mayor/Do Governor or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu to make a correction, if the placement and/or management of any professional is found improper.
(5) Criteria for placement of, and qualification criteria for appointment of, professionals referred to in paragraph (1); professionals who should receive the training and education under paragraph (3), durations, evaluations, and handling of evaluation outcomes; and other necessary matters, shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
 Article 17 (Facilities, Equipment, etc. at Regional Health and Medical Institutions)
(1) A regional healthcare institution shall be equipped with facilities, apparatus, etc. that comply with the standards prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Health and Welfare.
(2) The head of a regional healthcare institution shall display the mark prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Health and Welfare to assist the local residents to easily identify and conveniently use the institution.
 Article 18 (Use of Facilities)
A regional healthcare institution may permit a doctor, a dentist, an oriental medical doctor, a pharmacist, etc. to use its facilities to conduct a healthcare-related experiment or testing, or may conduct an experiment or testing at the request of other individuals.
CHAPTER IV PROVISION OF REGIONAL HEALTHCARE SERVICES
 Article 19 (Filing Applications for Regional Healthcare Services)
(1) A person who needs a service prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Health and Welfare (hereinafter referred to as “individual eligible for services”) among regional healthcare services, any of his/her relatives, or any person related to him/her, may file an application for the provision of regional healthcare services (hereinafter referred to as “provision of services”) with the competent head of the Si/Gun/Gu.
(2) Upon receipt of an application filed under paragraph (1), the competent head of the Si/Gun/Gu shall give notice to the individual eligible for services, any of his/her lineal relatives within the first degree of consanguinity, and his/her spouse (hereinafter referred to as “person who has a legal duty to support”) of the following matters relating to data or information he/she intends to investigate or accept pursuant to Article 20, and obtain such individual’s and person’s consent to the collection of the data and information:
1. Legal basis, purposes, and scope of use;
2. Methods of use;
3. Retention period and method of destruction.
(3) An applicant for services may request the competent head of the Si/Gun/Gu to return or delete the data or information that such head has investigated or the applicant has submitted, when withdrawing his/her application for services. In such cases, the competent head of the Si/Gun/Gu in receipt of such request shall comply therewith, except in extenuating circumstances.
(4) Filing applications for services, withdrawing applications, methods of giving notice, methods of obtaining consent under paragraphs (1) through (3), and other necessary matters, shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Health and Welfare.
 Article 20 (Investigations Based upon Applications)
(1) Upon receipt of an application for the provision of services, the head of a Si/Gun/Gu shall investigate the earnings, assets, etc. of the individual eligible for services and the person who has a legal duty to support such individual.
(2) To obtain data necessary to conduct an investigation under paragraph (1), the head of a Si/Gun/Gu may request the individual eligible for services or the person who has a legal duty to support such individual to submit necessary data or information.
(3) Investigations under paragraph (1) shall be conducted in accordance with Article 33-3 of the Social Welfare Services Act.
 Article 21 (Decision to Provide Services and Provision thereof)
(1) After conducting an investigation under Article 20, the head of a Si/Gun/Gu shall determine whether to provide services, considering the status of budgets and other factors, and shall give written or electronic notice of his/her decision to the applicant.
(2) The head of a Si/Gun/Gu who has determined to provide services for an individual eligible for services shall formulate a plan including the duration for the provision of such services, and provide regional healthcare services according to such plan.
 Article 22 (Destruction of Information)
(1) No head of a Si/Gun/Gu shall retain information about any person, other than individuals eligible for services, which he/she has investigated or accepted pursuant to Article 20, for more than five years. In such cases, the head of a Si/Gun/Gu shall, without delay, destroy such information upon the expiration of its retention period.
(2) Where information referred to in paragraph (1) is collected in the regional healthcare information system or the information system established under Article 6-2 of the Social Welfare Services Act, the head of a Si/Gun/Gu may request the Minister of Health and Welfare to destroy such information. In such cases, the Minister of Health and Welfare shall, without delay, destroy the relevant information.
 Article 23 (Reporting Health Checkups, etc.)
(1) Any of the persons referred to in the subparagraphs of Article 27 (1) of the Medical Service Act, who intends to engage in activities affecting the local residents’ health, such as health checkups or medical outreach services for many local residents (hereinafter referred to as “health checkups, etc.”), shall file a report with the head of the public health center having jurisdiction over the area in which he/she intends to conduct health checkups, etc., as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Health and Welfare.
(2) A medical institution shall file a report pursuant to paragraph (1) if it intends to conduct health checkups, etc. for many local residents at a place other than the premises of the medical institution, on any of the grounds provided for in the subparagraphs of Article 33 (1) of the Medical Service Act.
CHAPTER V SUPPLEMENTARY PROVISIONS
 Article 24 (Subsidization)
(1) The State and a City/Do may provide subsidies to cover part of the expenses incurred in establishing and operating regional healthcare institutions and in implementing regional healthcare plans.
(2) When subsidies are provided under paragraph (1), expenses incurred in establishing regional healthcare institutions and incidental expenses shall be covered by up to 2/3 thereof; and expenses incurred in implementing regional healthcare plans shall be covered by up to 1/2 thereof.
 Article 25 (Charges, etc.)
(1) Regional healthcare institutions may collect charges or medical fees from persons who use their facilities, who request experiments or testing, or who receive medical examinations and treatment.
(2) The charges and medical fees collected under paragraph (1) shall be set by ordinance of the relevant local government, in compliance with the standards prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Health and Welfare.
 Article 26 (Accounting of Regional Health and Medical Institutions)
Regional healthcare institutions may use the income from the charges and medical fees they collect, directly for revenue-substitute expenses provided for in Article 26 of the Local Accounting Act; and may simplify their accounting affairs, as prescribed by the rules of the relevant local government. <Amended by Act No. 14197, May 29, 2016>
 Article 27 (Reporting, etc.)
The Minister of Health and Welfare may require local governments to report matters relating to the establishment and operation of regional healthcare institutions; or may require subordinate public officials to guide and supervise the regional healthcare institutions, by conducting fact-finding surveys, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Health and Welfare.
 Article 28 (Prohibition against Disclosure of Personal Information)
No person who is performing or has ever performed the affairs related to the functions of regional healthcare institutions (including public health clinics as defined in subparagraph 4 of Article 2 of the Act on the Special Measures for Public Health and Medical Services in Agricultural and Fishing Villages, Etc.), nor any person who is establishing and operating or has ever established and operated the regional healthcare information system (including a person who is performing or has ever performed the official duties under entrustment or as an agent pursuant to Article 30 (2) or (4)), shall use any of the following information that has come to his/her knowledge in the course of performing the affairs, for any purpose other than the performance of such affairs; nor provide or divulge it to any third person:
1. Medical information on an individual or family that has come to the knowledge of health and medical services personnel in the course of medical treatment (including health checkups);
2. The following information investigated or submitted pursuant to Article 20:
(a) Financial information (referring to financial information as defined in Article 21 (3) 1 of the National Basic Living Security Act; the same shall apply hereinafter);
(b) Credit information or insurance information (referring to credit information and insurance information as defined in Article 21 (3) 2 and 3 of the National Basic Living Security Act; the same shall apply hereinafter);
3. Personal information (referring to personal information as defined in subparagraph 1 of Article 2 of the Personal Information Protection Act; the same shall apply hereinafter), other than the information referred to in subparagraphs 1 and 2.
 Article 29 (Prohibition against Use of Same Titles)
No entity, other than a public health center, public health clinic, public health unit, and a center for supporting healthy living established under this Act, shall use any of the phrases “public health center,” “public health clinic,” “public health unit,” or “center for supporting healthy living,” in its title.
 Article 30 (Delegation, etc. of Authority)
(1) The Minister of Health and Welfare may delegate part of his/her authority under this Act to each Mayor/Do Governor or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu, as prescribed by Presidential Decree.
(2) Each Mayor/Do Governor or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu may partially entrust the official duties necessary to perform the functions of regional healthcare institutions under this Act to a healthcare-related institution or organization; or may authorize medical personnel as defined in Article 2 of the Medical Service Act, to perform some official duties as an agent, as prescribed by Presidential Decree.
(3) Each Mayor/Do Governor or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu may provide subsidies to cover part of the expenses incurred in performing the official duties entrusted under paragraph (2); and may reimburse actual expenses incurred by medical personnel performing some official duties as an agent as authorized under paragraph (2).
(4) The Minister of Health and Welfare may authorize the exclusive organization established under Article 6-3 of the Social Welfare Services Act, to perform the official duties relating to the establishment and operation of the regional healthcare information system as an agent.
(5) The Minister of Health and Welfare may provide a subsidy for the exclusive organization authorized to perform the official duties as an agent under paragraph (4), to cover expenses incurred therein, within budgetary limits.
 Article 31 (Special Cases concerning the Medical Service Act)
“Public health clinic” established under Article 12 shall be construed as “hospital” referred to in Article 3 (2) 3 (a) of the Medical Service Act, “dental clinic” referred to in Article 3 (2) 1 (b), or “oriental medical clinic” referred to in Article 3 (2) 1 (c); and “public health center”, “public health unit”, or “center for supporting healthy living”, as “medical clinic”, “dental clinic”, or “oriental medical clinic” referred to in Article 3 (2) 3, respectively.
CHAPTER VI PENALTY PROVISIONS
 Article 32 (Penalty Provisions)
(1) Any of the following persons shall be punished by imprisonment with labor for not more than five years, or by a fine not exceeding fifty million won: <Amended by Act No. 14895, Sep. 19, 2017>
1. A person who damages, destroys, alters, forges, or divulges any data in the regional healthcare information system without access authority or beyond the scope of authorized access in violation of Article 5 (3);
2. A person who uses, provides, or divulges information prescribed in subparagraphs 1, 2, or 3 of Article 28 in violation of the same Article, or a person who receives such information in bad faith, for profit or for any wrongful purpose.
(2) Deleted. <by Act No. 14895, Sep. 19, 2017>
(3) Any person who searches or copies any data in the regional healthcare information system without access authority or beyond the scope of authorized access in violation of Article 5 (3) shall be punished by imprisonment with labor for not more than three years, or by a fine not exceeding thirty million won. <Amended by Act No. 14895, Sep. 19, 2017>
1. and 2. Deleted. <by Act No. 14895, Sep. 19, 2017>
 Article 33 (Joint Penalty Provisions)
Where the representative of a corporation, or an agent, employee, or other servant of the corporation or an individual commits any of the violations described in Article 32 in conducting the business affairs of the corporation or individual, the corporation or individual shall, in addition to punishment of the violators accordingly, be subject to a fine prescribed in the relevant Article: Provided, That the foregoing shall not apply where the corporation or individual has not been negligent in giving due attention and supervision over the business affairs to prevent such violations.
 Article 34 (Administrative Fines)
(1) Any of the following persons shall be subject to an administrative fine not exceeding three million won:
1. A person who conducts a health checkup, etc. without filing a report required under Article 23, or upon filing a false report;
2. A person who uses any of the titles listed in Article 29.
(2) The head of a Si/Gun/Gu shall impose and levy administrative fines provided for in paragraph (1), as prescribed by ordinance of the Si/Gun/Gu.
ADDENDA
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force six months after the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 (Transitional Measures concerning Establishment of Public Health Centers, etc.)
Public health centers, public health clinics, and public health units, established pursuant to the former provisions as at the time this Act enters into force, shall be deemed to have been established pursuant to this Act.
Article 3 Omitted.
Article 4 (Relationship with Other Statutes)
A citation of any provision of the former Regional Public Health Act in any other Act as at the time this Act enters into force, shall be deemed a citation of the corresponding provision of this Act, in lieu of the former provision, if such corresponding provision exists herein.
ADDENDUM <Act No. 14009, Feb. 3, 2016>
This Act shall enter into force six months after the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDA <Act No. 14197, May 29, 2016>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force six months after the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 4 Omitted.
ADDENDUM <Act No. 14895, Sep. 19, 2017>
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.