Broadening the Authority of the Diplomate with District Hospitals to Provide a Clinic Note of Occupational Disease for the Convenience of Those Insured with Labor Insurance to Seek Medical Treatment

  • Last Modify Date:2016-06-30

    The Ministry of Labor has stated restrictions which specified only the diplomate with occupational medicine and district teaching hospitals and above [hospitals categorized at higher levels] who could provide a clinic note of occupational disease. Since regional hospitals are widely distributed and offering quality medical care, the “Regulations of the diplomate with occupational medicine or district hospitals or above who provides a clinic note of occupational disease” was amended on March 18, 2016 to eliminate teaching hospitals, making it more convenient for insured persons to seek medical treatment of occupational diseases.

    The Ministry of Labor has further indicated that because long periods of time often pass before the onset of symptoms appear and complexity causes of occupational diseases, it may difficult for insured persons to obtain a clinic note of occupational disease from their insured unit to seek medical treatment. Therefore, to better protect the interests of workers suffering from occupational diseases, the diplomate with occupational medicine or district hospitals and those categorized at higher levels (i.e. medical centers, regional hospitals and district hospitals) may now directly provide a clinic note of occupational disease for those diagnosed with occupational diseases based on the “Schedule of Occupational Diseases for Labor Insurance” and its amendments. The insured person is exempt the medical copayment from prescribed by the National Health Insurance to timely provide the insurance benefits of the insured.

  • News From:Department of Labor Insurance
  • Publish Date:2016-06-30
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