Contact Information Sheet

Contact Information Sheet
  • id
  • date
    2010-11-11
  • Geographical Area
    Asia
  • Jurisdiction
    Taiwan
  • Organisation
    Ministry of Health
  • Address

    Postal Address
    36, Tacheng St.,
    Datong District,
    Taipei City 10341,
    TAIWAN

    Location Address
    36, Tacheng St.,
    Datong District,
    Taipei City 10341,
    TAIWAN

  • Phone
    (0)886-49-2370612
  • Fax
    (0)886-49-2370699
  • Email
  • Website
  • Contact Point
    Ms Miao-Ching Chen
  • Regulatory Body

    The Taiwan Ministry of Education regulate the establishment and accreditation of nursing education program provided by nursing school and the Examination Yuan regulate the national examination.  Taiwan Ministry of Health regulate nursing in Taiwan. The Nurses Act 1991 governs the licensing of nurses, the scope of practice, establishment and administration of Nursing Care Institution and National United Nursing Association, and penalties.

    The Nurses Act defines the scope of nursing practice as follows:

    • The nursing assessment of health problems
    • Preventive nursing measures for maintenance of health
    • Nursing guidance and advice
    • Action to assist medical treatment under the direction of a qualified medical practitioner

    Those who pass the national examination, the Ministry of Health will issue the Nursing Certificate.  Those who wish to practice shall submit the Nursing Certificate to the local special municipality, county or city competent authority to register and receive a practice license.

    The Code of Ethics for Nurse in Taiwan was completed in 1994 and serves as guide for nurses in all aspects and settings:

    http://www.twna.org.tw/twna_eng/un10_open/welcome.asp# (accessed on 29/07/2011)

  • Health System

    In March 1995, the National Health Insurance (NHI) program was initiated to make health and medical care available to all citizens. This covers the whole population and the contribution is shared by the insured, employers and the government.

    Under the current NHI payment system, although part of hospitalization claims paid under the diagnosis-related group (DRG) payment method, most medical services are still paid on a fee-for-service basis. As a result, medical care providers tend to provide more services for more payment. There is a lack of incentive for medical care providers to improve the insured's health. In view of this, the BNHI has realized that in order to encourage medical institutions to enhance preventive health care such as providing health education on correct diet/living style for patients so as to decrease medical expenditures and to improve public health, it is necessary to promote the capitation payment system to deliver greater benefits to the public, medical care providers, and the insurer.Department of Health.

    http://www.nhi.gov.tw/english/HotNewsEnglish/HotnewsEnglish_Detail.aspx?News_ID=69&menu=1&menu_id=291 (Updated 2011)  (Accessed on 29/07/2011)

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