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New Amendment to the Protection of Children and Youth Welfare and Rights Act



Article 23-1 was just added to the Protection of Children and Youth Welfare and Rights Act to afford more protections to and address the medical needs of premature babies, seriously ill children, and children having life-threatening diseases.

 

It provides that "For the purpose of maintaining the amount of drugs and medical devices, which are necessary for sustaining the lives of premature babies, seriously ill children and children having life-threatening diseases, the central health authority shall set up mechanisms for reporting and handling the shortages of the foregoing drugs and medical devices."

 

Article 23-1 took effect on January 17, 2020.



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