Act On The Protection And Support Of Missing Children, Etc.


Published: 2011-09-15

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 Article 1 (Purpose)   print
The purpose of this Act is to contribute to promoting the welfare of missing children, etc. and their families through prevention of occurrence and prompt recovery and return of missing children, etc. and support for social adjustment of children, etc. after their return.<Amended by Act No. 11001, Aug. 4, 2011>
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 Article 2 (Definitions)   print
The terms used in this Act shall be defined as follows: <Amended by Act Nos. 10997 &11001, Aug. 4, 2011>
1. The term "child, etc." means any of the following persons:
(a) A child under the age of 14 at the time he/she goes missing;
(b) A person with an intellectual, autistic or mental disability, among persons with disabilities as defined in Article 2 of the Act on Welfare of Persons with Disabilities;
2. The term "missing child, etc." means any child, etc. separated from his/her custodian due to any cause, such as abduction, enticement, desertion, accident, leaving home or getting lost;
3. The term "custodian" means any person with parental authority, guardian or other person having the duty to protect or support a child, etc. pursuant to any other Act: Provided, That this shall not include the head or employee of a protective facility referred to in subparagraph 4;
4. The term "protective facility" means any social welfare facility defined insubparagraph 4 of Article 2 of the Social Welfare Services Act or other facility equivalent to social welfare facility, which serves the protection of children, etc. without authorization, reporting, etc.;
5. The term "genetic testing" means analyzing genes in blood, hair, saliva or other test samples with a view to identifying individuals;
6. The term "genetic information" means information obtained from genetic testing;
7. The term "personal information" means any name, age, photograph or other information used to identify a specific individual.
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 Article 3 (Responsibilities of the State)   print
(1) The Minister of Health and Welfare shall implement the following matters to ensure the prevention of occurrence and the prompt recovery and return of missing children, etc. and to promote the social adjustment of the children, etc. after their return: <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010; Act No. 11001, Aug. 4, 2011>
1. Establishment and implementation of policies for missing children, etc.;
2. Investigations and research on the status of missing children, etc.;
3. Research, education and publicity to prevent the occurrence of missing children, etc.;
4. Building and operation of an information connection system anda database under Article 8;
5. Support for the families of missing children, etc.;
6. Provision of counseling and treatment services to help missing children, etc. adjust themselves to society after they are returned;
7. Other necessary matters regarding the protection and support of missing children, etc.
(2) The Commissioner General of the National Police Agency shall implement the following matters to ensure the prompt recovery and return of missing children, etc.: <Amended by Act No. 11001, Aug. 4, 2011>
1. Building and operation of a reporting system for missing children, etc.;
2. Search and investigations to recover missing children, etc.;
3. Gathering of samples for genetic testing under Article 11;
4. Other necessary matters regarding the recovery of missing children, etc.
(3) The Child Policy Coordinating Committee under Article 10 of the Child Welfare Act shall consolidate and adjust the duties of the Minister of Health and Welfare under paragraph (1), the duties of the Commissioner General of the National Police Agency under paragraph (2) and other duties of the State associated with missing children, etc. <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010; Act No. 11001, Aug. 4, 2011; Act No. 11002, Aug. 4, 2011>
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 Article 4 (Relationship with other Acts)   print
Where the provisions of any other Act are inconsistent with Articles 11 through 15 of this Act with respect to missing children, etc., the provisions of this Act shall prevail.<Amended by Act No. 11001, Aug. 4, 2011>
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 Article 5 (Establishment, etc. of Institutions Specializing in Missing Children)   print
(1) The Minister of Health and Welfare may establish and operate institutions specializing in missing children to take exclusive charge of the work referred to in Article 3 (1) 2 through 7 or entrust all or part of such work to social welfare corporations or other corporations or organizations prescribed by Presidential Decree. <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010; Act No. 11001, Aug. 4, 2011>
(2) Matters necessary for the operation, etc. of institutions specializing in missing children, corporations and organizations under paragraph (1) (hereinafter referred to as "specialized institutions") shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree. <Amended by Act No. 11001, Aug. 4, 2011>
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 Article 6 (Duty to Report, etc.)   print
(1) When realizing that a child, etc. went missing in the process of performing his/her duty, any of the following person shall report such child, etc. without delay through the reporting system built and operated by the Commissioner General of the National Police Agency (hereinafter referred to as "police reporting system") pursuant to Article 3 (2) 1: <Amended by Act No. 7849, Feb. 21, 2006; Act No. 11001, Aug. 4, 2011; Act No. 11002, Aug. 4, 2011; Act No. 11048, Sep. 15, 2011>
1. The head or employee of a protective facility;
2. A public official who take exclusive charge of child welfare under Article 13 of the Child Welfare Act;
3. The head or employee of a juvenile protection and rehabilitation center under Article 35 of the Juvenile Protection Act;
4. A public official in exclusive charge of social welfare under Article 14 of the Social Welfare Services Act;
5. The head or medical person of a medical institution under Article 3 of the Medical Service Act;
6. A person who substantially protects and supervises children, etc. on the basis of business, employment relationships, etc.
(2) In taking a measure of care for a child, etc. pursuant to any related Act, the head of a local government shall prepare a receipt of a report stating the personal information of the child and submit it through the police reporting system.
(3) When the head of a protective facility, or the head of a mental medical institution under subparagraph 3 of Article 3 of the Mental Health Act protects a child, etc. whose custodian is yet to be ascertained, he/she shall, without delay, prepare a card stating the personal information of the child, etc. (hereinafter referred to as "personal card") and submit it to the head of the relevant local government and the head of a specialized institution, respectively. <Amended by Act No. 8944, Mar. 21, 2008; Act No. 11001, Aug. 4, 2011>
(4) The head of a local government shall, upon receipt of a report of birth on a child who is more than six months old, without delay prepare a personal card for such child and send a copy thereof to the Commissioner General of the National Police Agency, who in turn shall ascertain whether the child is a missing child, etc. and send the results to the head of the competent local government. The head of a local government shall send a copy of the personal card of the relevant missing child, etc. to the head of a specialized institution when the Commissioner General of the National Police Agency ascertains the relevant child as a missing child, etc. <Newly Inserted by Act No. 8944, Mar. 21, 2008; Act No. 11001, Aug. 4, 2011>
(5) The head of a local government shall instruct and supervise the matters regarding the duty to report under paragraph (1) and to submit personal cards under paragraph (3). <Newly Inserted by Act No. 11001, Aug. 4, 2011>
(6) Matters necessary for reporting under paragraphs (1) and (2) and the preparation, submission, etc. of personal cards under paragraphs (3) and (4) shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Health and Welfare. <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 8944, Mar. 21, 2008; Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010; Act No. 11001, Aug. 4, 2011>
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 Article 7 (Prohibition of Protection without Filing Reports)   print
No person shall protect a missing child, etc. without any justifiable ground unless he/she reports such missing child, etc. to the head of a police office. <Amended by Act No. 7849, Feb. 21, 2006; Act No. 11001, Aug. 4, 2011>
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 Article 7-2 (Issuance of Certificate of Advance Reporting for Prompt Recovery of Missing Children, etc.)   print
(1) Upon request from a custodian of a child, etc. for the prompt recovery and return of the missing child, etc., the Commissioner General of the National Police Agency may register information on fingerprint and face of the child, etc. (hereinafter referred to as "information, such as fingerprint") and issue the certificate of advance reporting to such custodian.
(2) The Commissioner General of the National Police Agency may build and operate a database on information, such as fingerprint registered under paragraph (1).
(3) Matters necessary for the scope of information, such as fingerprint, registration method and procedure for issuance of certificates of advance reporting shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Public Administration and Security, and mattes related to building, etc. of a database under paragraph (2) shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 11011, Aug. 4, 2011]
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 Article 7-3 (Registration and Management of Information such as Fingerprint of Missing Children, etc.)   print
(1) The Commissioner General of the National Police Agency may register and manage information, such as fingerprint of a child, etc. by obtaining a written consent from such child whose custodian is yet to be ascertained among persons housed in protective facilities. In such cases, where the relevant child, etc. is a minor, insane person, or mentally retarded person, such consent from the legal representative as well as the child himself/herself shall be obtained: Provided, That if it is impractical to obtain consent from the child for reasons of insanity, mental retardation, lack of mental capacity, etc., the child's consent may be omitted.
(2) The Commissioner General of the National Police Agency may utilize the database under Article 7-2 (2) in order to register and manage information, such as fingerprint under paragraph (1).
(3) Matters necessary for the registration, management, etc. of information, such as fingerprint of a missing child, etc. under paragraph (1) shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 11011, Aug. 4, 2011]
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 Article 7-4 (Restriction on Use of Information, such as Fingerprint for Other than Original Purposes)   print
No person shall use information, such as fingerprint without any justifiable ground for any purpose other than the recovery of missing children, etc.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 11011, Aug. 4, 2011]
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 Article 8 (Building and Operation of Information Connection System, etc.)   print
(1) The Minister of Health and Welfare shall build and operate a cooperative system with specialized institutions, the National Police Agency, local governments, protective facilities, etc. and an information network which may be used in preparing, acquiring, storing, sending and receiving personal information of missing children, etc. for their prompt recovery. <Newly Inserted by Act No. 11001, Aug. 4, 2011>
(2) The head of a specialized institution shall build and operate a database by utilizing personal cards received pursuant to Article 6 (3) and (4) in order to recover missing children, etc. <Amended by Act No. 11001, Aug. 4, 2011>
(3) The head of a specialized institution shall provide the Commissioner General of the National Police Agency with necessary information, such as personal cards of missing children, etc. received pursuant to Article 6 (3) and (4). <Newly Inserted by Act No. 11001, Aug. 4, 2011>
(4) The Commissioner General of the National Police Agency shall provide the heads of specialized institutions with information necessary to build and operate a database pursuant toparagraph (2), including reports, etc. referred to in Articles 3 (2), 6 (1) and (2) and 7. <Amended by Act No. 11001, Aug. 4, 2011>
(5) In cases of submitting or providing personal cards or other necessary information under Article 6 (2) through (4) and paragraphs (3) and (4), it is possible to submit or provide them by using an information connection system. <Newly Inserted by Act No. 11001, Aug. 4, 2011>
(6) Matters necessary for the building and operation of an information connection system under paragraph (1) and a database under paragraph (2) shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.<Amended by Act No. 11001, Aug. 4, 2011>
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 Article 8-2 (Building and Operation of Information System for Reporting and Recovery of Missing Children, etc.)   print
(1) The Commissioner General of the National Police Agency shall build and operate an information system in order to have a system for prompt reporting and recovery of missing children, etc. (hereinafter referred to as "information system").
(2) For the prompt recovery of missing children, etc., the Commissioner General of the National Police Agency may utilize the contents of personal information of missing children, etc. retained by the information system related to social welfare affairs built and operated pursuant to Article 6-2 (2) of the Social Welfare Services Act by connecting the information connection system built and operated pursuant to Article 8 (1) with such information system.
(3) Matters necessary for the building and operation of the information system under paragraph (1) and the scope, methods and procedure of verifying personal information which can be connected with the information system under paragraph (2) shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 11011, Aug. 4, 2011]
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 Article 9 (Conduct, etc. of Search or Investigations)   print
(1) The head of a police office shall, upon receipt of a report on occurrence of a missing child, etc., promptly make a decision on whether to proceed with search or investigation. <Amended by Act No. 7849, Feb. 21, 2006; Act No. 11011, Aug. 4, 2011>
(2) Where it is necessary for the prompt recovery of a missing child, etc. (excluding the case where the child, etc. is missing due to a crime; hereafter the same shall apply in this Article), the head of a police office may request a location information provider to provide personal location information of the missing child, etc. under Article 5 of the Act on the Protection, Use, etc. of Location Information. <Newly Inserted by Act No. 11011, Aug. 4, 2011>
(3) A location information provider, upon receipt of a request under paragraph (2), may collect personal location information of a missing child, etc. without obtaining his/her consent and shall not refuse the request of a police office on the ground that no consent is obtained from the missing child, etc. <Newly Inserted by Act No. 11011, Aug. 4, 2011>
(4) No police office and persons who work or have worked for a police office may use personal location information received for the recovery of a missing child, etc. for any purpose other than the recovery of the missing child, etc. <Newly Inserted by Act No. 11011, Aug. 4, 2011>
(5) Matters necessary for the search, investigation, etc. under paragraph (1) shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Public Administration and Security, and matters necessary for the method and procedure of requesting the provision of personal location information under paragraph (2) shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree. <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 11011, Aug. 4, 2011>
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 Article 9-2 (Building and Operation of Public Search and Investigation System)   print
(1) The Commissioner General of the National Police Agency may build and operate a public search and investigation system for missing children, etc. for their prompt recovery and return.
(2) The Commissioner General of the National Police Agency may disclose any information related to missing children, etc. by using an information and communications network or information and communications services defined in Article 2 (1) 1 and (2) of the Act on Promotion of Information and Communications Network Utilization and Information Protection, etc. and the broadcasting, etc. under subparagraph 1 of Article 2 of the Broadcasting Act after obtaining consent from the custodians of the missing children, etc. for public search and investigation under paragraph (1).
(3) Matters necessary for the public search and investigation system under paragraphs (1) and (2) shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 10607, Apr. 28, 2011]
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 Article 10 (Entry, Investigation, etc.)   print
(1) If necessary to recover a missing child, etc., the Commissioner General of the National Police Agency or the head of a local government may require related persons to submit necessary reports or information or have public officials under his/her jurisdiction to enter certain places to conduct a necessary investigation or inquiries of related persons, children, etc. <Amended by Act No. 11011, Aug. 4, 2011>
(2) The Commissioner General of the National Police Agency or the head of a local government may, in making entry or conducting investigation under paragraph (1), have public officials under his/her jurisdiction make such entry or investigation in the presence of family members, etc. of the missing child, etc. if any good reason exists to do so. <Newly Inserted by Act No. 8944, Mar. 21, 2008; Act No. 11011, Aug. 4, 2011>
(3) A public official who intends to make entry, conduct investigation or inquiry pursuant to paragraph (1) shall carry an identity card indicating his/her authority and produce it to interested persons, etc. <Amended by Act No. 8944, Mar. 21, 2008; Act No. 11011, Aug. 4, 2011>
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 Article 11 (Conduct of Genetic Testing)   print
(1) The Commissioner General of the National Police Agency may take samples for genetic testing (hereinafter referred to as "test samples") from any of the following persons: <Amended by Act No. 11011, Aug. 4, 2011>
1. Children, etc. whose custodians are yet to be ascertained among the persons housed in protective facilities or the patients hospitalized in mental medical institution under subparagraph 3 of Article 3 of the Mental Health Act;
2. Family members seeking to recover missing children, etc.;
3. Other children without family or friends who used to be housed in protective facilities.
(2) An institution specializing in genetic testing as prescribed by Presidential Decree (hereinafter referred to as "testing institution") may conduct genetic testing and build and operate a database thereon.
(3) Test samples under paragraph (1) and genetic testing under paragraph (2) shall be taken or conducted after ascertaining whether related children, etc. are missing ones through the database under Article 8 (2). <Amended by Act No. 11011, Aug. 4, 2011>
(4) The Commissioner General of the National Police Agency shall obtain prior consent in writing from a testee when seeking to take a test sample under paragraph (1). In such cases, if the testee is a minor, insane person, or mentally retarded person, such consent shall be obtained from his/her legal representative as well as the testee himself/herself: Provided, That if it is impossible to obtain consent from the testee for reasons of insanity, mental retardation, lack of mental capacity, etc., the testee's consent may be omitted. <Amended by Act No. 11011, Aug. 4, 2011>
(5) In building and operating a database for genetic information under paragraph (2), the genetic information shall be managed by the head of the relevant testing institution, and the personal information by the head of the relevant specialized institution, respectively. <Amended by Act No. 11011, Aug. 4, 2011>
(6) Matters necessary fortaking test samples, conducting genetic testing, building databases, obtaining consent to genetic testing, the separate management of genetic information and personal information, and other matters under paragraphs (1) through (5) shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.<Amended by Act No. 11011, Aug. 4, 2011>
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 Article 12 (Prohibition against Use of Genetic Information for other than Original Purposes)   print
(1) No person shall take a test sample, conduct genetic testing or use genetic information under Article 11 for any purpose other than the recovery of a missing child, etc. <Amended by Act No. 11011, Aug. 4, 2011>
(2) No person who is or was engaged in taking test samples, conducting genetic testing or managing genetic information shall leak any test sample or genetic information taken or obtained.<Amended by Act No. 11011, Aug. 4, 2011>
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 Article 13 (Destruction of Test Samples and Genetic Information)   print
(1) The head of a testing institution shall, without delay, destroy the relevant test samples upon completion of genetic testing.
(2) The head of a testing institution shall, without delay, destroy relevant genetic information in any of the following cases:Provided, That notwithstanding subparagraph 3, where a testee or his/her legal representative requests an extension of the period (hereinafter referred to as "retention period") set in subparagraph 3, the head of a testing institution may extend the period until a custodian of the missing child, etc. is ascertained: <Amended by Act No. 8944, Mar. 21, 2008; Act No. 11011, Aug. 4, 2011>
1. When the custodian of the missing child, etc. in question is ascertained;
2. When the relevant testee or his/her legal representative requests such destruction;
3. When ten years have passed from the date of the relevant genetic testing.
(3) The head of a testing institution shall keep a record of matters relating to the destruction of test samples and genetic information and the extension of retention period of genetic information. <Amended by Act No. 11011, Aug. 4, 2011>
(4) Matters necessary for procedures and methods for destructing test samples and genetic information, keeping records of the extension of retention period of genetic information, etc. shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Public Administration and Security. <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 11011, Aug. 4, 2011>
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 Article 14 (Access, etc. to Records of Genetic Testing)   print
(1) The head of a testing institution shall comply with a request by a testee or his/her legal representative for the inspection or issuance of a copy of the record of the relevant genetic testing. <Amended by Act No. 11011, Aug. 4, 2011>
(2) Matters necessary for procedures for making applications for the inspection or issuance of copies of the records and relevant forms, etc. under paragraph (1) shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Public Administration and Security. <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 11011, Aug. 4, 2011>
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 Article 15 (Prohibition against Use of Personal Information for other than Original Purposes)   print
No person shall use personal information on missing children, etc. without any justifiable ground for any purpose other than the recovery of such missing children, etc.<Amended by Act No. 11011, Aug. 4, 2011>
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 Article 16 (Cooperation from Related Institutions)   print
The Minister of Health and Welfare or the Commissioner General of the National Police Agency may request the head of a related central administrative agency or local government to provide necessary cooperation for the prompt recovery and return of a missing child, etc. and support for a child, etc. returned. In such cases, the head of the central administrative agency or local government so requested shall comply with such request except in extenuating circumstances. <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010; Act No. 11011, Aug. 4, 2011>
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 Article 17 (Penal Provisions)   print
Any person who protects a missing child, etc. without any justifiable ground in violation of Article 7 and any person who uses personal location information for any purpose other than the recovery of a missing child, etc. in violation of Article 9 (4) shall be punished by imprisonment for not more than five years or by a fine not exceeding 30 million won.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 11011, Aug. 4, 2011]
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 Article 18 (Penal Provisions)   print
Any of the following persons shall be punished by imprisonment for not more than two years or by a fine not exceeding ten million won: <Amended by Act No. 11011, Aug. 4, 2011>
1. A person who refuses or interferes with a related public official's entry or investigation under Article 10 (1) by any fraudulent means or by force;
1-2. A person who uses information, such as fingerprint for any purpose other than the recovery of a missing child, etc., in violation of Article 7-4;
1-3. A person who refuses a request of the head of a police office, in violation of Article 9 (3).
2. A person who takes a test sample, conducts genetic testing or uses genetic information for any purpose other than original purposes, in violation of Article 12 (1);
3. A person who leaks any test sample or genetic information, in violation of Article 12 (2);
4. A person who uses personal information on a missing child, etc. for any purpose other than the recovery of such missing child, etc., in violation of Article 15.
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 Article 19 (Fines for Negligence)   print
(1) Any person who fails to submit any report or information, submits any false report or information or evades a related public official's entry or investigation without any justifiable ground, in violation of an order issued under Article 10 (1), shall be subject to a fine for negligence not exceeding five million won. <Amended by Act No. 11011, Aug. 4, 2011>
(2) Any of the following persons shall be subject to a fine for negligence not exceeding two million won: <Amended by Act No. 11011, Aug. 4, 2011>
1. A person who fails to report pursuant to Article 6 (1);
2. A person who fails to send a personal card pursuant to Article 6 (3).
(3) A fine for negligence under paragraph (1) and (2) shall be imposed and collected by the head of a police office or the head of a local government, respectively, as prescribed by Presidential Decree. <Amended by Act No. 7849, Feb. 21, 2006>
(4) through (6) Deleted. <by Act No. 11011, Aug. 4, 2011>
ADDENDA
(1) (Enforcement Date) This Act shall enter into force six months after the date of its promulgation.
(2) (Transitional Measures concerning Reporting, etc.) Any report or personal card which is already made or submitted to the head of a local government with respect to a missing child, etc. or a child, etc. whose custodian is not ascertained, before this Act enters into force, shall be deemed made or submitted pursuant to Article 6 (1) and (3).
(3) (Transitional Measures concerning Genetic Testing, etc.) The taking of a test sample, genetic testing and the management of genetic information conducted with respect to a missing child, etc. before this Act enters into force shall be deemed conducted pursuant to Article 11.
ADDENDA<Act No. 7849, Feb. 21, 2006>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on July 1, 2006. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 41 Omitted.
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.
ADDENDA<Act No. 8944, Mar. 21, 2008>
(1) (Enforcement Date) This Act shall enter into force six months after the date of its promulgation.
(2) (Applicability) The amended provisions of Article 6 (4) shall apply from the first report of birth which is received on or after the enforcement date of this Act.
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.
ADDENDUM<Act No. 10607, Apr. 28, 2011>
This Act shall enter into force six months after the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDA<Act No. 10997, Aug. 4, 2011>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 and 3 Omitted.
ADDENDA<Act No. 11001, Aug. 4, 2011>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force six months after the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 (Special Cases concerning Recognition of Missing Children, etc.)
Where the head of a local government or the head of a protective facility fails to prepare a personal card for a child among persons who were recorded to have been housed in or out from the protective facility as at the time this Act enters into force and the relevant child, etc. wishes to be applied by this Act, such child, etc. shall be deemed a missing child, etc. under this Act.
Article 3 (Relationships with other Acts and Subordinate Statutes)
A citation of the former Act on the Protection and Support of Missing Children, etc. or any provision thereof by any other Acts and subordinate statutes as at the time this Act enters into force shall be deemed a citation of this Act or a corresponding provision hereof in lieu of the former provision, if such corresponding provision exists herein.
ADDENDA<Act No. 11002, Aug. 4, 2011>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force one year after the date of its promulgation.
Articles 2 through 7 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.