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SCHOOL HEALTH ACT

Act No. 1928, Mar. 30, 1967

Amended by Act No. 3006, Jul. 23, 1977

Act No. 3374, Feb. 28, 1981

Act No. 4268, Dec. 27, 1990

Act No. 4349, Mar. 8, 1991

Act No. 5069, Dec. 29, 1995

Act No. 5454, Dec. 13, 1997

Act No. 5618, Dec. 31, 1998

Act No. 6218, Jan. 28, 2000

Act No. 6400, Jan. 29, 2001

Act No. 6716, Aug. 26, 2002

Act No. 7120, Jan. 29, 2004

Act No. 7170, Feb. 9, 2004

Act No. 7396, Mar. 24, 2005

Act No. 7700, Dec. 7, 2005

Act No. 7799, Dec. 29, 2005

Act No. 8366, Apr. 11, 2007

Act No. 8391, Apr. 27, 2007

Act No. 8466, May 17, 2007

Act No. 8578, Aug. 3, 2007

Act No. 8678, Dec. 14, 2007

Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008

Act No. 8912, Mar. 21, 2008

Act No. 9770, jun. 9, 2009

Act No. 9847, Dec. 29, 2009

Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010

Act No. 11048, Sep. 15, 2011

Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013

Act No. 12131, Dec. 30, 2013

Act No. 13879, Jan. 27, 2016

Act No. 13946, Feb. 3, 2016

Act No. 14055, Mar. 2, 2016

Act No. 14402, Dec. 20, 2016

Act No. 14532, Jan. 17, 2017

Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017

Act No. 15043, Nov. 28, 2017

 Article 1 (Purpose)
The purpose of this Act is to protect and promote the health of students and teaching staff by providing for the matters necessary for health management in schools. <Amended by Act No. 13946, Feb. 3, 2016>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 8678, Dec. 14, 2007]
 Article 2 (Definitions)
The definitions of terms used in this Act shall be as follows: <Amended by Act No. 8912, Mar. 21, 2008; Act No. 11220, Jan. 26, 2012; Act No. 11384, Mar. 21, 2012>
1. The term "health examination" means an examination or inspection of the physical developmental conditions and ability, mental health status, and daily habits of a person, whether a person contracts a disease, etc.;
3. Deleted. <by Act No. 13946, Feb. 3, 2016>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 8678, Dec. 14, 2007]
 Article 2-2 (Duties of State and Local Governments)
The State and local governments shall formulate and implement a basic plan for the protection and promotion of the health of students and teaching personnel, and formulate policies necessary therefor.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 8678, Dec. 14, 2007]
 Article 3 (Health Facilities)
A founder and a manager of a school shall build a health room, and furnish the facilities and appliances necessary for health care in schools, as prescribed by Presidential Decree.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 8678, Dec. 14, 2007]
 Article 4 (Environmental Sanitation and Food Sanitation in School)
(1) The head of each school shall, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Education, properly maintain and administer environmental sanitation, such as the control of ventilation, lighting, illumination, temperature and humidity, the installation and management of water supply and drainage systems and lavatories, and the prevention and control of air pollution, asbestos, waste, noise, volatile organic compounds, germs, dust, etc., and food sanitation, such as the management of tableware, foodstuffs and drinking water in a school building. <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) The head of a school shall, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Education, perform inspections in order to appropriately maintain and administer environmental sanitation and food sanitation in a school building pursuant to paragraph (1), and record, maintain, and report the results thereof. <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(3) The head of a school may, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Education, entrust inspection-related affairs prescribed in paragraph (2) to a measuring agency pursuant to Article 16 of the Environmental Testing and Inspection Act, or perform such affairs by asking the superintendent of education to provide specialized human resources and other support. <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(4) Where the results of inspection prescribed in paragraphs (2) and (3) fail to meet the standards prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Education, the head of a school shall take necessary measures, including facility supplementation, and report thereon to the Minister of Education and the superintendent of education. <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013; Act No. 14055, Mar. 2, 2016>
(5) If deemed necessary to appropriately maintain and administer environmental sanitation and food sanitation provided for in paragraph (1), the Minister of Education or the superintendent of education may have the relevant public official gain access to a school to perform inspections or check the results, etc. thereof pursuant to paragraph (2), and if improvement is required, he/she may provide administrative and financial support to the school. <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(6) The head of a school shall make public results of the inspections of environmental sanitation and food sanitation under paragraph (2) and supplementary measures under paragraph (4), as prescribed by the Ordinance of the Ministry of Education. <Newly Inserted by Act No. 14055, Mar. 2, 2016>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 8678, Dec. 14, 2007]
 Articles 5 through 6-3 Deleted. <by Act No. 13946, Feb. 3, 2016>
 Article 7 (Health Examinations, etc.)
(1) The head of a school shall conduct health examinations of students and teaching staff: Provided, That health examinations of teaching staff may be substituted by health checkups under Article 52 of the National Health Insurance Act. <Amended by Act No. 11141, Dec. 31, 2011>
(2) When the head of a school conducts health examinations under paragraph (1), he/she shall conduct such health examinations with regard to matters prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Education by entrusting a health checkup institution under Article 52 of the National Health Insurance Act therewith of any of the following students in order to examine or inspect whether he/she has contracted a disease, etc.: <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 11141, Dec. 31, 2011; Act No. 11384, Mar. 21, 2012; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
1. First graders and fourth graders of schools under subparagraph 1 of Article 2 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, and of special schools and various kinds of schools equivalent thereto: Provided, That an oral examination shall be performed on all the students of schools, and matters concerning the methods, expenses, etc. thereof shall be determined by the superintendent of education according to the actual conditions of a community;
2. First graders in schools under subparagraphs 2 and 3 of Article 2 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, and in special schools and various kinds of schools equivalent thereto;
3. Other students prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Education for the protection and promotion of health.
(3) The head of a school may conduct a separate examination, other than a health examination under paragraph (2) on a student, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Education, if he/she deems it necessary to protect and promote the relevant student's health. <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(4) Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraphs (1) and (2), the head of a school may postpone a health examination or skip all or part of a health examination, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Education, where he/she has obtained approval from the superintendent of education, or the head of a district office of education due to any unavoidable cause, such as a natural disaster, etc. <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(5) An institution which has administered a health examination under paragraph (2) shall notify the relevant student or his/her parents, and the head of the relevant school of the results thereof, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Education. <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(6) With respect to the examination of mental health referred to in subparagraph 1 of Article 2, the head of a school may, if necessary, conduct such examination without obtaining consent of the parent of the relevant student. In this case, the head of a school shall notify the relevant parents of the examination to be conducted without delay. <Newly Inserted by Act No. 11386, Mar. 21, 2012; Act No. 14055, Mar. 2, 2016>
(7) Necessary matters concerning the timing and methods of a health examination, items, procedures, etc. therefor under paragraphs (1) and (2) shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Education. <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 8678, Dec. 14, 2007]
 Article 7-2 (Formulation and Implementation of Health Promotion Plans)
(1) The superintendent of education shall formulate and implement a health promotion plan for students to improve the physical and mental health of students. <Newly Inserted by Act No. 12131, Dec. 30, 2013>
(2) The plan under paragraph (1) shall include ways to administratively and financially support measures taken by the head of a school prescribed in Article 11. <Newly Inserted by Act No. 12131, Dec. 30, 2013>
(3) The head of a school shall evaluate the results of health examinations under Article 7 and formulate and implement a health promotion plan for students based thereon. <Amended by Act No. 12131, Dec. 30, 2013>
(4) The head of a school may hold consultation with a school physician or school pharmacist under Article 15 (1) for the evaluation of the results of health examination and the formulation of a health promotion plan under paragraph (3). <Amended by Act No. 12131, Dec. 30, 2013>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 8678, Dec. 14, 2007]
 Article 7-3 (Health Examination Records)
(1) When the head of a school has conducted a health examination under Article 7, he/she shall prepare and administer the results thereof according to the standards prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Education. <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) When the head of a school prepares and administers the results of the health examination under paragraph (1), the data that requires processing by using the educational information system under Article 30-4 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act shall be as follows: <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
1. Personal details;
2. Physical developmental status and capacity;
3. Other matters prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Education within the extent necessary for achieving educational purposes.
(3) The head of a school shall, when a student under his/her control transfers to another school or enters an advanced high school or lower-level course, transfer the data pursuant to paragraph (1) to the head of the relevant school.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 8678, Dec. 14, 2007]
 Article 8 (Suspension of School Attendance)
According to the results of the health examination provided in Article 7 or of a doctor's diagnosis, the head of a school may suspend students and school personnel who are infected or suspected to have been infected, or are likely to be infected with an infectious disease, as prescribed by Presidential Decree. <Amended by Act No. 9847, Dec. 29, 2009>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 8678, Dec. 14, 2007]
 Article 9 (Health Care for Students)
The head of a school shall provide health education to its students and take necessary measures therefor for the purpose of the students’ physical development and the enhancement of their physical strength, the disease treatment and prevention, the prevention of misuse and abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and drugs or medicine, sex education, the promotion of mental health, etc. of the students. <Amended by Act No. 8912, Mar. 21, 2008; Act No. 11220, Jan. 26, 2012>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 8678, Dec. 14, 2007]
 Article 9-2 (Health Education, etc.)
(1) The Minister of Education shall provide health education including education about first aid, such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation, in a systematic manner to all students in kindergartens under subparagraph 2 of Article 2 of the Early Childhood Education Act and in schools referred to in Article 2 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. In such cases, matters necessary for the provision of health education, including the timing of education and books used therefor, shall be determined by the Minister of Education. <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013; Act No. 12131, Dec. 30, 2013; Act No. 14402, Dec. 20, 2016>
(2) The head of a kindergarten under subparagraph 2 of Article 2 of the Early Childhood Education Act and the head of a school referred to in Article 2 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act shall provide annual education about first aid, such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation, to teaching staff, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Education. <Newly Inserted by Act No. 12131, Dec. 30, 2013; Amended by Act No. 14402, Dec. 20, 2016>
(3) The head of a kindergarten under subparagraph 2 of Article 2 of the Early Childhood Education Act and the head of a school referred to in Article 2 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act may entrust the operation of programs related to education on first aid under paragraph (2) to relevant specialized institutions or organizations, or experts. <Newly Inserted by Act No. 14402, Dec. 20, 2016>
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 8678, Dec. 14, 2007]
 Article 10 (Inspection of Completion of Vaccination)
(1) The head of an elementary school and the head of a secondary school shall receive certificates of vaccination provided in Article 27 of the Infectious Disease Control and Prevention Act from the head of a Si/Gun, or the head of a Gu (referring to the head of an autonomous Gu; hereinafter the same shall apply) within 90 days from the date when the students enter a school, and inspect whether the students have had all the vaccinations provided in Articles 24 and 25 of the same Act, and then record them in the educational information system. <Amended by Act No. 9847, Dec. 29, 2009, Act No. 13946, Feb. 3, 2016>
(2) The head of an elementary school and the head of a secondary school shall guide new students who, it turns out, after inspection, haven’t had all the vaccinations, as a result of the inspections provided in paragraph (1), to have necessary vaccinations, and if necessary, may ask the head of a relevant public health center for necessary cooperation, such as assistance for vaccinations.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 8678, Dec. 14, 2007]
 Article 11 (Treatment and Preventive Measures, etc.)
(1) The head of a school shall take necessary measures for the medical treatment and prevention of diseases among students who have been infected or are likely to be infected with diseases as a result of health examinations conducted pursuant to Article 7.
(2) The head of a school shall take the following measures to promote mental health of students, if necessary, as a result of the examination of mental health defined in subparagraph (1) of Article 2, pursuant to Article 7 (1): <Newly Inserted by Act No. 12131, Dec. 30, 2013>
1. Education for students, parents of students, teaching staff, about promotion and understanding of mental health;
2. Consultation and management of relevant students;
3. Connection of specialized consultation agencies or medical agencies with the relevant students;
4. Other measures necessary to promote mental health of students.
(3) The superintendent of education may subsidize expenses necessary to take measures set forth in each subparagraph of paragraph (2), such as expenses of examination and treatment. <Newly Inserted by Act No. 12131, Dec. 30, 2013>
(4) If necessary for taking measures referred to in paragraphs (1) and (2), the head of a school may request cooperation from the head of a public health center, and the head of a public health center shall not reject such request without good cause. <Amended by Act No. 12131, Dec. 30, 2013>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 8678, Dec. 14, 2007]
 Article 12 (Control of Safety of Students)
In order to prevent safety-related accidents among students, the head of a school shall check out and improve facilities and equipment in the school, provide safety education to students, and take other necessary measures.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 8678, Dec. 14, 2007]
 Article 13 (Health Care for Teaching Staff)
The head of a school shall, if necessary as a result of health examinations provided in Article 7 (1) or if necessary as a result of checkups performed in lieu of health examinations, take necessary measures, such as treatment of diseases and the improvement of working conditions of teaching staff.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 8678, Dec. 14, 2007]
 Article 14 (Prevention of Diseases)
If necessary for the prevention of infectious diseases and for school health, the head of a supervisory agency may issue orders to suspend classes in the relevant school or temporarily close such school (including a kindergarten; hereinafter the same shall apply), and the head of a school may suspend classes, if necessary. <Amended by Act No. 9847, Dec. 29, 2009; Act No. 14055, Mar. 2, 2016>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 8678, Dec. 14, 2007]
 Article 14-2 (Vaccinations against Infectious Diseases)
When the head of a Si/Gun/Gu administers regular or temporary vaccinations against infectious diseases to the students or school personnel of a school pursuant to Articles 24 and 25 of the Infectious Disease Control and Prevention Act, he/she may appoint a school physician or a health teacher (limited to a health teacher who has a nurse's license; hereinafter the same shall apply) as personnel in charge of vaccination and have them administer vaccinations to the students or school personnel. In such cases, Article 27 (1) of the Medical Service Act shall not apply to the health teacher. <Amended by Act No. 9847, Dec. 29, 2009; Act No. 15043, Nov. 28, 2017>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 8678, Dec. 14, 2007]
 Article 14-3 (Formulation, etc. of Plan for Prevention of Infectious Diseases etc.)
(1) The Minister of Education shall develop countermeasures to protect students and teachers and staff from infectious diseases (hereinafter referred to as “plan for the prevention of infectious diseases”) including the following. In this case, he/she shall consult with the Minister of Interior and Safety and the Minister of Health and Welfare: <Amended by Act No. 15043, Nov. 28, 2017>
1. Prevention and control of infectious diseases and follow-up measures;
2. Manual on response to infectious diseases;
3. School health and hygiene relating to infectious diseases;
4. Matters related to infectious diseases that are prescribed by Presidential Decree.
(2) When the Minister of Education develops a plan for the prevention of infectious diseases, he/she shall notify of such plan the Special Metropolitan City Mayor, Metropolitan City Mayors, the Special Self-Governing City Mayor, Special Self-Governing Province Governors, superintendents of education, and schools.
(3) Superintendents of education shall develop a detailed plan for the prevention of infectious diseases based on the plan for the prevention of infectious diseases formulated by the Minister of Education, having regard to conditions of the relevant region.
(4) The Minister of Education and the Minister of Health and Welfare shall build a close cooperative system and share information prescribed by Presidential Decree including information about the current status of infectious disease outbreaks (hereinafter referred to as “infectious disease information”) in order to prevent infectious diseases at school.
(5) Where students or teachers and staff have been infected or are suspected to have been infected with infectious diseases, the head of a school shall promptly make a report thereon to the Minister of Education via the superintendent of education.
(6) Where the information under paragraph (4) is shared with or the report under paragraph (5) is made to the Minister of Education, he/she shall promptly make such information on infectious diseases public to stop their spread.
(7) Methods and procedures for sharing, reporting, and making public information under paragraphs (4) through (6) shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Education.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 14055, Mar. 2, 2016]
 Article 14-4 (Preparation of Infectious Disease Response Manual)
(1) The Minister of Education shall prepare and distribute a response manual by type of infectious diseases to effectively respond thereto in schools (hereinafter referred to as “infectious disease response manual”) in consultation with the Minister of Heath and Welfare.
(2) Matters necessary for the preparation, distribution, etc. of the infectious disease response manual shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 14055, Mar. 2, 2016]
 Article 15 (School Physician, School Pharmacist and Health Teacher)
(1) Each school may employ a medical person defined in Article 2 (1) of the Medical Service Act or a pharmacist defined in subparagraph 2 of Article 2 of the Pharmaceutical Affairs Act, who supports students and teaching staff with health care needs, as prescribed by Presidential Decree. <Amended by Act No. 11220, Jan. 26, 2012>
(2) Every school shall employ a health teacher in charge of health education prescribed in Article 9-2 and health care of students: Provided, That schools below a certain size prescribed by Presidential Decree may employ a travelling health teacher.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 8678, Dec. 14, 2007]
 Article 15-2 (First Aid, etc.)
(1) The head of each school (excluding schools referred to in Article 2 of the Higher Education Act; hereinafter the same shall apply in this Article) may allow the health teachers or travelling health teachers under Article 15 (2) (hereinafter referred to as “health teachers, etc.” in this Article) to provide first-aid services such as administering medicines to students who are in life-threatening conditions such as hypoglycemic shock associated with type 1 diabetes or anaphylactic shock after obtaining consent of their parents and consulting with doctors who have prescribed prescription drugs. In such case, Article 27 (1) of the Medical Service Act shall not apply to health teachers, etc.
(2) Where no wilful misconduct or gross negligence was found on the part of health teachers, etc. for property losses and human casualties that occur as a result of providing first aid to the students in life-threatening conditions under paragraph (1), health teachers, etc. shall not bear civil liability or criminal liability for bodily injury; and their criminal liability for causing death may be mitigated or remitted.
(3) The head of each school may have assistant personnel in place for students who need special care or protection due to illnesses or disabilities. In such case, the roles, requirements, etc. of assistant personnel shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Education.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 15043, Nov. 28, 2017]
 Article 16 (Establishment, etc. of Health Organizations)
The superintendent of education or the head of a district office of education may have organizations and public officials under his/her control necessary for school health care, as prescribed by Presidential Decree.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 8678, Dec. 14, 2007]
 Article 17 (School Health Committee)
(1) A City/Do School Health Committee shall be established under the control of the superintendent of education in order to deliberate on basic plans for and important school health policies under Article 2-2. <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 11220, Jan. 26, 2012>
(2) A City/Do School Health Committee shall be comprised of not more than 15 members who have experience in school health. <Amended by Act No. 11220, Jan. 26, 2012>
(3) The functions and operations of a City/Do School Health Committee and other necessary matters relating thereto shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree. <Amended by Act No. 11220, Jan. 26, 2012>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 8678, Dec. 14, 2007]
 Article 18 (Subsidizing Expenses)
The State or local governments shall subsidize all or some of expenses incurred in health examinations pursuant to Article 7 (1).
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 8678, Dec. 14, 2007]
 Article 18-2 (Prohibition, etc. against Divulging Confidential Information)
Any person who performs or performed duties related to the health examination of teaching staff and students under this Act shall neither divulge confidential information he/she becomes aware of in the course of performing his/her duties to other persons nor use such information for any purpose other than to perform his/her duties.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 12131, Dec. 30, 2013]
 Article 19 (Penalty Provisions)
(1) A person who divulged confidential information he/she became aware of in the course of performing his/her duties to other persons or used them for any purpose other than to perform his/her duties shall be punished by imprisonment with labor for not more than three years or by a fine not exceeding 30 million won. <Newly Inserted by Act No. 12131, Dec. 30, 2013>
(2) Deleted. <by Act No. 13946, Feb. 3, 2016>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 8678, Dec. 14, 2007]
 Article 20 Deleted. <by Act No. 5618, Dec. 31, 1998>
ADDENDUM
This Act shall enter into force 90 days after the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDUM <Act No. 3006, Jul. 23, 1977>
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDUM <Act No. 3374, Feb. 28, 1981>
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDA <Act No. 4268, Dec. 27, 1990>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 10 Omitted.
ADDENDUM <Act No. 4349, Mar. 8, 1991>
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDA <Act No. 5069, Dec. 29, 1995>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on March 1, 1996.
Articles 2 through 4 Omitted.
ADDENDUM <Act No. 5454, Dec. 13, 1997>
This Act shall enter into force on January 1, 1998. (Proviso Omitted.)
ADDENDUM <Act No. 5618, Dec. 31, 1998>
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDUM <Act No. 6218, Jan. 28, 2000>
This Act shall enter into force on March 1, 2005.
ADDENDA <Act No. 6400, Jan. 29, 2001>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 4 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 6716, Aug. 26, 2002>
(1) (Enforcement Date) This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
(2) (Term of Validity) The amended provisions of Article 6 (1) 5 shall remain effective until December 31, 2004.
(3) (Special Cases concerning Establishment of Cleanup Zone) If a foreigners' organization registered with the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development under Article 39 (1) of the previous Immigration Act (the one before the amendment by Act No. 5755) has obtained authorization for the establishment of a foreigners' school under Article 60-2 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act by not later than December 31, 2002, the provisions of Article 5 (1) shall not apply.
ADDENDA <Act No. 7120, Jan. 29, 2004>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force one year after the date of its promulgation.
Articles 2 through 9 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 7170, Feb. 9, 2004>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force one year after the date of its promulgation.
Articles 2 through 4 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 7396, Mar. 24, 2005>
(1) (Enforcement Date) This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation: Provided, That the amended provisions of subparagraph 1 of Article 2, Articles 2-2, 4, 7, 7-2, 7-3, 8, 11 (1), 13 and 17, and the part on "health examination" in the amended provisions of Article 18 shall enter into force on January 1, 2006.
(2) (Transitional Measures concerning Bicycle Race Tracks, etc.) Any facilities established in the school environmental sanitation and cleanup zone as at the time this Act enters into force, which fall under the amended provisions of Article 6 (1) 13, shall be transferred or closed by not later than December 31, 2009: Provided, That the same shall not apply where such facilities are recognized by the superintendent of education or any person to whom the superintendent delegates his/her authority pursuant to the proviso to Article 6 (1) by December 31, 2005.
(3) (Transitional Measures concerning Physical Examination) The physical examination under the previous provisions as at the time this Act enters into force shall be deemed the health examination under the amended provisions of Article 7.
ADDENDA <Act No. 7700, Dec. 7, 2005>
(1) (Enforcement Date) This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
(2) (Transitional Measures concerning Charnel Facilities) The amended provisions of Article 6 (1) 3 shall not apply to charnel facilities which have already been set up within a school environmental sanitation and cleanup zone as at the time this Act enters into force.
ADDENDA <Act No. 7799, Dec. 29, 2005>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force three months after the date of its promulgation.
Articles 2 through 4 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 8366, Apr. 11, 2007>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 21 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 8391, Apr. 27, 2007>
(1) (Enforcement Date) This Act shall enter into force one year after the date of its promulgation.
(2) (Transitional Measures concerning Establishment of Cleanup Zone on Existing Land Reserved for Establishment of School) With respect to a site for a school determined and publicly announced by the urban management planning pursuant to Article 30 of the National Land Planning and Utilization Act and a site secured for the establishment of a kindergarten pursuant to Article 8 of the Early Childhood Education Act and of a special school pursuant to Article 4 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act as at the time this Act enters into force (in the case of a private kindergarten or special school, referring to a site on which the establishment of a private kindergarten or special school has been approved), the school environmental sanitation and cleanup zone under the amended provision of Article 5 (1) shall be established and publicly announced within 30 days after the enforcement of this Act.
(3) (Transitional Measures concerning Existing Facilities) Facilities falling under the provisions referred to in Article 6 (1) 1 through 15 as facilities built in the school environmental sanitation and cleanup zone in land reserved for the establishment of a school as at the time this Act enters into force shall be moved or closed down before the opening date of the relevant school: Provided, That this shall not apply where approval from the superintendent of education or of any person delegated by the superintendent of education has been obtained pursuant to the proviso to Article 6 (1), and when there are facilities which are deemed substantially impracticable to move or closed down before the opening date of a school, the superintendent of education may formulate a separate plan to move or close down such facilities within five years from the opening date of the school.
ADDENDA <Act No. 8466, May 17, 2007>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force six months after the date of its promulgation.
Articles 2 through 5 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 8578, Aug. 3, 2007>
(1) (Enforcement Date) This Act shall enter into force one year after the date of its promulgation.
(2) (Transitional Measures concerning Existing Facilities) Game facilities falling under Article 6 (1) 13-3 as facilities built in the school environmental sanitation and cleanup zone as at the time this Act enters into force shall be moved or closed down at the same time this Act enters into force: Provided, That this shall not apply where approval from the superintendent of education or of any person delegated by the superintendent of education has been obtained pursuant to the proviso to Article 6 (1).
ADDENDUM <Act No. 8678, Dec. 14, 2007>
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation: Provided, That the amended provisions of Articles 2, 4, 5, 6 (3), 6-2, and 19 shall enter into force on April 28, 2008, the amended provisions of Articles 6 (1) and 6-3 shall enter into force on August 4, 2008, and the amended provisions of Article 9-2 and 15 (2) shall enter into force on March 1, 2009, respectively.
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. 8912, Mar. 21, 2008>
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation: Provided, That the amended provisions of subparagraph 3 (b) of Article 2 shall enter into force on April 28, 2008.
ADDENDA <Act No. 9770, Jun. 9, 2009>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on July 1, 2010. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 7 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 9847, Dec. 29, 2009>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force one year after the date of its promulgation.
Articles 2 through 22 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force two months after the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 5 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 11048, Sep. 15, 2011>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force one year after the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 5 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 11141, Dec. 31, 2011>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on September 1, 2012. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 22 Omitted.
ADDENDUM <Act No. 11220, Jan. 26, 2012>
This Act shall enter into force on April 1, 2012: Provided, That the amended provisions of subparagraph 3 (b) of Article 2, and Articles 6 (3) and 6-3 (2) shall enter into force on July 1, 2012. <Amended by Act No. 11386, Mar. 21, 2012>
ADDENDA <Act No. 11384, Mar. 21, 2012>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted.)
Article 2 Omitted.
ADDENDUM <Act No. 11386, Mar. 21, 2012>
This Act shall enter into force on April 1, 2012.
ADDENDA <Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
(1) This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
(2) Omitted.
Articles 2 through 7 Omitted.
ADDENDUM <Act No. 12131, Dec. 30, 2013>
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation: Provided, That the amended provisions of Articles 9-2, 18-2, and 19 (1) shall enter into force six months after the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDA <Act No. 13879, Jan. 27, 2016>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force one year after the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 12 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 13946, Feb. 3, 2016>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force one year after the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 (Transitional Measure concerning Penalty Provision)
The previous provisions shall apply to the imposition of penalty provisions for acts committed before this Act enters into force.
ADDENDUM <Act No. 14055, Mar. 2, 2016>
This Act shall enter into force six months after the date of its promulgation: Provided, That the amended provisions of Article 7 (6) shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDUM <Act No. 14402, Dec. 20, 2016>
This Act shall enter into force three months after the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDA <Act No. 14532, Jan. 17, 2017>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force one month after the date of its promulgation: Provided, That, among Acts amended pursuant to Article 6 of the Addenda, the amendments to any Act, which was promulgated before this Act enters into force but the enforcement date of which has yet to arrive, shall enter into force on the enforcement date of the relevant Act.
Articles 2 through 7 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation: Provided, That, among Acts amended pursuant to Article 5 of the Addenda, the amendments to any Act, which was promulgated before this Act enters into force but the enforcement date of which has yet to arrive, shall enter into force on the enforcement date of the relevant Act.
Articles 2 through 6 Omitted.
ADDENDUM <Act No. 15043, Nov. 28, 2017>
This Act shall enter into force six months after the date of its promulgation.