Infectious Disease Control And Prevention Act


Published: 2013-03-22

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CHAPTER I GENERAL PROVISIONS
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 Article 1 (Purpose)   print
The purpose of this Act is to contribute to the improvement and maintenance of citizens' health by preventing the occurrence and prevalence of infectious diseases hazardous to citizens' health, and prescribing necessary matters for the prevention and control thereof.
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 Article 2 (Definitions)   print
The definitions of terms used in this Act shall be as follows: <Amended by Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010; Act No. 11645, Mar. 22, 2013>
1. The term "infectious disease" means any infectious disease classified in Group 1 infectious diseases, Group 2 infectious diseases, Group 3 infectious diseases, Group 4 infectious diseases, Group 5 infectious diseases, designated infectious diseases, infectious diseases under surveillance by the World Health Organization, infectious diseases spread through bioterrorism, sexually transmitted infectious diseases, zoonoses, and nosocomial infectious diseases;
2. The term "Group 1 infectious diseases" means the following infectious diseases, which are spread via drinking water or food, with a high risk of mass outbreak, requiring immediate control measures upon their outbreak or prevalence:
(a) Cholera;
(b) Typhoid fever;
(c) Paratyphoid fever;
(d) Shigellosis, Bacillary dysentery;
(e) Colon bacillus infection with enterorrhagia;
(f) Viral hepatitis A;
3. The term "Group 2 infectious diseases" means any of the following infectious diseases which can be prevented and controlled by vaccinations, subject to national vaccination programs:
(a) Diphtheria;
(b) Pertussis;
(c) Tetanus;
(d) Measles;
(e) Mumps;
(f) Rubella;
(g) Poliomyelitis;
(h) Viral hepatitis B;
(i) Japanese encephalitis;
(j) Varicella;
(k) Haemophilus influenzae type B
4. The term "Group 3 infectious diseases" means the following infectious diseases which require continuous surveillance and the establishment of control measures against the outbreak thereof as they may prevail intermittently:
(a) Malaria;
(b) Tuberculosis;
(c) Hansen's disease(Leprosy);
(d) Scarlet fever;
(e) Meningococcal meningitis;
(f) Legionellosis;
(g) Vibrio vulnificus sepsis;
(h) Epidemic typhus;
(i) Murine typhus;
(j) Scrub typhus;
(k) Leptospirosis;
(l) Brucellosis;
(m) Anthrax;
(n) Rabies;
(o) Hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome:
(p) Influenza;
(q) Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS);
(r) Syphilis;
(s) Creutafeld-Jakob disease (CJD) and variant Creutafeld-Jakob disease (vCJD);
5. The term "Group 4 infectious diseases" means infectious diseases, as designated by Ordinance of the Ministry of Health and Welfare, which have newly broken out or are likely to break out in Korea, or which are infectious diseases epidemic overseas with a risk to be transmitted in Korea;
6. The term "Group 5 infectious diseases" means infectious diseases which are spread by parasite infection, which are designated by Ordinance of the Ministry of Health and Welfare, as the diseases require surveillance through regular investigations;
7. The term "designated infectious diseases" means infectious diseases designated by the Minister of Health and Welfare, other than Groups 1 through 5 infectious diseases, as the diseases requires surveillance to investigate as to whether they are epidemic;
8. The term "infectious diseases under surveillance of the Word Health Organization" means diseases designated to be subject to surveillance by the World Health Organization to prepare for international public health emergencies, as publicly announced by the Minister of Health and Welfare;
9. The term "infectious diseases spread through bioterrorism" means infectious diseases publicly announced by the Minister of Health and Welfare, among those spread by pathogens either deliberately used or for terrorism, etc.;
10. The term "sexually transmitted infectious diseases" means infectious diseases publicly announced by the Minister of Health and Welfare, among those transmitted by sexual contact;
11. The term "zoonoses" means infectious diseases publicly announced by the Minister of Health and Welfare, among those spread by pathogens transmittable from animals to humans and vice-versa;
12. The term "nosocomial infectious diseases" means infectious diseases occurred to patients, expecting mother, etc. in the course of undergoing medical activities, which are publicly announced by the Minister of Health and Welfare, as they requires surveillance;
13. The term "patient infected by an infectious disease" means a person whose body has been affected by the pathogen of an infectious disease to show relevant symptoms and whose has been diagnosed with the relevant disease by a medical doctor or oriental medical doctor according to diagnosis standards under Article 11 (5), or by a laboratory test of an institution determined by Ordinance of the Ministry of Health and Welfare;
14. The term "patient suspected of an infectious disease" means a person suspected of being affected by the pathogen of an infectious disease but has yet to be verified as a patient infected by an infectious disease;
15. The term "pathogen carrier" means a person who has no clinical symptoms but carries the pathogen of an infectious disease;
16. The term "surveillance" means the complete processes of systematically and continuously collecting, analyzing and interpreting data on the outbreak of infectious diseases and their vectors, and of timely distributing the findings thereof to those who need the data on the right time to use such data for the prevention and control of infectious diseases;
17. The term "epidemiological investigation" means the activities of investigating the number of cases involving patients infected by an infectious disease, patients suspected of an infectious disease, pathogen carriers, etc. (hereinafter referred to as "patients, etc. infected by an infectious disease") and tracing the sources of their infection, etc., if such cases occur in order to quarantine such infectious diseases and to prevent their spread, and the activities of examining the causes of abnormal responses, if such cases occur after vaccinations have been taken against infectious diseases;
18. The term "abnormal response to a vaccination" means any symptom or disease that may be caused by a vaccination, which is related to such vaccination in terms of time;
19. The term "high-risk pathogen" means the pathogen of an infectious disease determined by the Minister of Health and Welfare which could cause serious threat to citizens' health if used for biological terrorism or leaked to the outside due to accidents, etc.
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 Article 3 (Relation to other Acts)   print
Except as otherwise provided for in other Acts, this Act shall apply to the prevention and control of infectious diseases.
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 Article 4 (Duties of State and Local Government)   print
(1) The State and a local government shall respect the dignity and values of patients, etc. infected by infectious diseases as human beings, protect their fundamental rights, and shall not accord them any unfavorable treatment, such as restrictions on their employment, unless otherwise provided for in Acts.
(2) The State and a local government shall perform the following projects for the purpose of the prevention and control of infectious diseases;
1. Preventive and quarantine measures of infectious diseases;
2. Medical treatment and protection of patients, etc. infected by infectious diseases;
3. Establishment and implementation of vaccination plans for the prevention of infectious diseases;
4. Education and publicity concerning infectious diseases;
5. Collection, analysis and provision of information on infectious diseases;
6. Investigation and research of infectious diseases;
7. Tests, preservation, and control of pathogens of infectious diseases and the surveillance of their drug resistance;
8. Training of experts for the prevention of infectious diseases;
9. International cooperation for the exchange, etc. of infectious disease control information;
10. Stockpiling of medicines, etc. for the treatment and prevention of infectious diseases;
11. Evaluation of infectious disease control projects;
12. Investigation and research on the occurrence of infectious diseases following climate change, and establishment of preventive measures;
13. Support for corporations or associations which perform prevention and treatment duties of Hansen's disease.
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 Article 5 (Duties of Medical Personnel, etc.)   print
Medical personnel, medical institutions and medical personnel's associations under the Medical Service Act shall actively cooperate with the State and a local government in performing duties for the surveillance, prevention and control of infectious diseases and epidemiological investigations.
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 Article 6 (Duties and Rights of Citizens)   print
(1) All citizens shall actively cooperate with the State and a local government in their activities for the prevention and control of infectious diseases.
(2) All citizens are entitled to know information on the occurrence status of infectious diseases, on the prevention, control, etc. thereof, and methods of responding thereto.
CHAPTER II MASTER PLANS AND PROJECTS
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 Article 7 (Formulation, etc. of Prevention and Control Plans of Infectious Diseases)   print
(1) The Minister of Health and Welfare shall formulate and implement a master plan for the prevention and control of infectious diseases (hereinafter referred to as "master plan") every five years. <Amended by Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010>
(2) A master plan shall include the following matters:
1. Basic objectives of and direction-setting for executing the prevention and control of infectious diseases;
2. Project plans for the prevention and control of major infectious diseases, and methods of executing them;
3. Schemes to train experts and enhance emergency preparedness capability for infectious diseases;
4. Schemes to manage statistics and information on Infectious diseases;
5. Any other matter necessary for the prevention and control of infectious diseases.
(3) A Special Metropolitan City Mayor, Metropolitan City Mayor, Do Governor, the Governor of a Special Self-Governing Province (hereinafter referred to as "Mayor/Do Governor") and the head of a Si/Gun/Gu (referring to the head of an autonomous Gu; hereinafter the same shall apply) shall formulate and implement an implementation plan based on a master plan.
(4) The Minister of Health and Welfare, a Mayor/Do Governor or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu may request relevant administrative agencies or associations to provide necessary data for the formulation and implementation of master plans or implementation plans under paragraph (3). <Amended by Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010>
(5) The head of a relevant administrative agency or association in receipt of a request under paragraph (4) shall comply therewith unless any extenuating circumstance exists.
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 Article 8 (Operation of Organizations SupportingInfectious Disease Control Projects)   print
(1) The Minister of Health and Welfare and a Mayor/Do Governor may establish an organization supporting infectious disease control projects which consists of private professionals, in order to support the implementation of mater plans and implementation plans under Article 7 and international cooperation affairs, etc. <Amended by Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010>
(2) The State and a local government may subsidize a necessary budget for the operation, etc. of an organization supporting infectiousdisease control projects.
(3) Matters necessary for the establishment, operation, support, etc. of an organization supporting infectious disease control projects under paragraphs (1) and (2) shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
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 Article 9 (Infectious Disease Control Committee)   print
(1) An Infectious Disease Control Committee (hereinafter referred to as the "Committee") shall be established under the Ministry of Health and Welfare to deliberate on major policies on the prevention and control of infectious diseases. <Amended by Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010>
(2) The Committee shall deliberate on the following matters:
1. Formulation of master plans;
2. Provision of medical services related to infectious diseases;
3. Investigation and research on infectious diseases;
4. Dissemination of knowledge concerning the prevention, control, etc. of infectious diseases, and the enhancement of the human rights of patients, etc. infected by infectious diseases;
5. Matters concerning autopsy orders under Article 20;
6. Matters concerning standards for and methods of conducting vaccinations under Article 32 (2);
7. Formulation and implementation of crisis control measures against infectious diseases under Article 34;
8. Matters concerning the preparatory stockpiling, long-term procurement and production of preventive and therapeutic medicines, equipment, etc. under Article 40 (1) and (2);
9. Matters concerning compensation by the State forinjury caused by vaccination, etc. under Article 71;
10. Any other matter concerning the prevention and control of infectious diseases, which is referred to a meeting of the Committee by the Chairperson.
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 Article 10 (Composition of the Committee)   print
(1) The Committee shall be comprised of not more than 20 members, including a Chairperson and a vice-chairperson.
(2) The Vice Minister of Health and Welfare shall be the Chairperson, and the vice-chairperson shall be appointed by the Chairperson from among its members, and its members shall be appointed or commissioned by the Minister of Health and Welfare, from among the following persons: <Amended by Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010>
1. Public officials in charge of duties of preventing and controlling infectious diseases;
2. Medical personnel specialized in infectious diseases;
3. Persons who have expertise related to infectious diseases;
4. Persons recommended by a non-profit, non-governmental organization under Article 2 of the Assistance for Non-Profit, Non-Governmental Organizations Act;
5. Any other person who has abundant knowledge and experience in infectious diseases.
(3) Disciplinary advisory committees which are comprised of the members of the Committee and external experts may be established to efficiently perform the duties of the Committee.
(4) In addition to matters provided for in paragraphs (1) through (3), matters necessary for the composition, operation, etc. of the Committee and advisory committees shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
CHAPTER III NOTIFICATION AND REPORTING
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 Article 11 (Notification by Medical Doctors, etc.)   print
(1) Where any of the following cases (excluding cases due to an infectious disease subject to sentinel surveillance under Article 16 (5)) occurs, a medical doctor or oriental medical doctor shall report such fact to the head of the medical institution to which he/she belongs, and shall instruct the relevant patient and his/her cohabitants to prevent infections in the manner determined by the Minister of Health and Welfare: Provided, That a medical doctor or oriental medical doctor who does not belong to a medical institution shall notify the head of the competent public health clinic of such fact: <Amended by Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010>
1. Where he/she diagnoses a patient, etc. infected by an infectious disease, or examines the corpse of such patient;
2. Where he/she diagnoses a person showing an abnormal response to a vaccination, or examines the corpse of such person;
3. Where patients, etc. infected by an infectious disease dies of one of Groups 1 through 4 infectious diseases.
(2) The head of a medical institution in receipt of a report under paragraph (1) shall immediately notify the head of the competent public health clinic of such fact in cases of Groups 1 through 4 infectious diseases, and do so within seven days in cases of Group 5 infectious diseases and designated infectious diseases.
(3) Where any case (excluding cases due to an infectious disease subject to sentinel surveillance under Article 16 (5)) determined under paragraph (1) occurs, a military doctor belonging to the Army, Navy, Air Force or a unit under the direct control of the Ministry of National Defense shall report to the commander of the competent unit, and the commander of the competent unit in receipt of such report shall, in turn, immediately notify the head of the competent public health clinic of such fact.
(4) Where any case falling under paragraph (1) 1 through 3 occurs due to infectious diseases subject to sentinel surveillance pursuant to Article 16 (5), an institution of sentinel surveillance of infectious diseases under Article 16 (1) shall notify the Minister of Health and Welfare or the head of the competent public health clinic such fact, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Health and Welfare. <Amended by Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010>
(5) Matters necessary for standards for diagnosis of patients, etc. infected by infectious diseases, methods of and procedures for notification of such fact, under paragraphs (1) through (4), and other relevant matters shall be determined by Ordinance of the Ministry of Health and Welfare. <Amended by Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010>
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 Article 12 (Other Persons, etc.Subject to NotificationObligations)   print
(1) Where any case of a patient, etc. infected by a Group 1 infectious disease or any case of death from a Group 1 infectious disease or a suspected symptom thereof occurs, and an infectious disease determined by Ordinance of the Ministry of Health and Welfare, among Groups 2 through 4infectious diseases, breaks out, any of the following persons shall request a diagnosis from, or an autopsy to be performed by, a medical doctor or oriental medical doctor, or notify the head of a public health clinic having jurisdiction over the relevant location of such fact: <Amended by Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010>
1. In cases of an ordinary family, the cohabiting householder: Provided, That where the householder is absent, a member of the household;
2. In cases of a school, hospital, government office, company, entertainment place, chapel, means of transport, such as vessel, aircraft and train, business office or place of business, restaurant, accommodation, or any other place where many people gather, its manager, executive or representative.
(2) If a person detects a patient, etc. infected by an infectious disease or a person suspected of having died of any infectious disease, regardless of whether he/she is a person subject to a notification obligation under paragraph (1),the person shall inform the head of the competent public health clinic of such fact.
(3) Matters necessary for methods and procedures to notify pursuant to paragraph (1) and to inform pursuant to paragraph (2), and other relevant matters shall be determined by Ordinance of the Ministry of Health and Welfare. <Amended by Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010>
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 Article 13 (Reporting by Heads of Public Health Clinics, etc.)   print
(1) The head of a public health clinic in receipt of a notification under Articles 11 and 12 shall report the details thereof to the Governor of the competent Special Self-Governing Province or the head of the competent Si/Gun/Gu who shall, in turn, report them to the Minister of Health and Welfare and the competent Mayor/Do Governor. <Amended by Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010>
(2) Matters necessary for methods and procedures to report pursuant to paragraph (1) and other relevant matters shall be determined by Ordinance of the Ministry of Health and Welfare. <Amended by Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010>
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 Article 14 (Notification of Zoonoses)   print
(1) The Governor of a Special Self-Governing Province (only applicable to a Dong area of a Special Self-Governing Province), the head of a Si (referring to the head of a Si where there exist no Gus, and only applicable to a Dong area where livestock, etc. is located in cases of a Si combined with functions and rural and urban communities), the head of a Gu (only applicable to a Dong area where livestock, etc. is located in cases of a Gu within a Si combined with functions and rural and urban communities), or the head of an Eup/Myeon in receipt of a notification under Article 11 (1) 2 of the Act on the Prevention of Contagious Animal Diseases shall immediately inform the Director of the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of contagious animal diseases under the same Act, if they fall under any of the following diseases: <Amended by Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010>
1. Anthracnose;
2. Highly pathogenic bird influenza;
3. Rabies;
4. Other zoonoses.
(2) The head of an administrative agency who has been informed or notified pursuant to paragraph (1) shall not disclose the identity of a person who has notified to the outside if requested by such person.
(3) Matters necessary for methods and procedures to inform pursuant to paragraph (1) and other relevant matters shall be determined by Ordinance of the Ministry of Health and Welfare. <Amended by Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010>
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 Article 15 (Detection and Control of Patients, etc. Infected by Infectious Diseases)   print
Where the head of a public health clinic receives a notification under Articles 11 and 12 on any patient, etc. infected by an infectious disease who lives in his/her jurisdiction, he/she shall record him/her in a register and manage the register (including using electronic documents), as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Health and Welfare. <Amended by Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010>
CHAPTER IV SURVEILLANCE OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES, EPIDEMIOLOGICAL INVESTIGATION, ETC.
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 Article 16 (Sentinel Surveillance, etc. of Infectious Diseases)   print
(1) The Minister of Health and Welfare may designate a health and medical service institution under the Framework Act on Health and Medical Services, or any other institution or organization as an institution of sentinel surveillance of infectious diseases, in consideration of the characteristics of a disease and the region where the disease breaks out in order to ensure medical and scientific surveillance on the outbreak of infectious diseases. <Amended by Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010>
(2) The Minister of Health and Welfare, a Mayor/Do Governor or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu may request the head of an institution of sentinel surveillance of infectious diseases designated under paragraph (1) (hereinafter referred to as "sentinel surveillance institution") to submit necessary data in connection with the sentinel surveillance of the infectious diseases, or to provide necessary cooperation for the prevention and control of the infectious diseases. In such cases, a sentinel surveillance institution shall comply therewith unless any extenuating circumstance exists. <Amended by Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010>
(3) The Minister of Health and Welfare, a Mayor/Do Governor or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu shall provide relevant institutions, organizations, establishments or citizens with important information on national health collected under paragraph (2). <Amended by Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010>
(4) The Minister of Health and Welfare, a Mayor/Do Governor or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu may subsidize expenses incurred in sentinel surveillance activities to sentinel surveillance institutions. <Amended by Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010>
(5) Matters necessary for the designation, etc. of infectious diseases subject to sentinel surveillance under paragraph (1) and of sentinel surveillance institutions shall be determined by Ordinance of the Ministry of Health and Welfare. <Amended by Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010>
(6) Where the Director of the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention deems that an urgent need for obtaining related data exists as an infectious disease breaks out or is likely to prevail, he/she may request the head of a public institution prescribed by Presidential Decree, among public institutions under the Act on the Management of Public Institutions to provide information. In such cases, the head of the public institution in receipt of such request shall comply therewith unless any extenuating circumstance exists.
(7) Matters necessary for details and procedures of information provided under paragraph (6), and handling of the information shall be determined by Ordinance of the Ministry of Health and Welfare.
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 Article 17 (Fact-Finding Surveys)   print
(1) The Minister of Health and Welfare may conduct fact-finding surveys to understand the actual conditions of management of and infection by infectious diseases. <Amended by Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010>
(2) Matters necessary for specifics included in fact-finding surveys under paragraph (1), methods of and procedures for the fact-finding surveys, and other relevant matters shall be determined by Ordinance of the Ministry of Health and Welfare. <Amended by Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010>
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 Article 18 (Epidemiological Investigation)   print
(1) Where the Director of the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a Mayor/Do Governor or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu deems that an infectious disease breaks out and is likely to prevail subsequently, he/she shall immediately conduct an epidemiological investigation.
(2) The Director of the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a Mayor/Do Governor or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu, respectively, shall establish an epidemiological investigation team to conduct an epidemiological investigation.
(3) No one shall reject, interfere with or evade an epidemiological investigation conducted by the Director of the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Mayor/Do Governor or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu without any justifiable grounds.
(4) Matters necessary for the details and timing of and methods for epidemiological investigations under paragraph (1), and the composition, duties, etc. of epidemiological investigation teams under paragraph (2) shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
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 Article 19 (Medical Examinations)   print
A person engaged in occupation prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Health and Welfare which requires a medical examination to prevent such person from being infected by a sexually transmitted infectious disease, and a person infected by a sexually transmitted infectious disease who is deemed by the head of a Si/Gun/Gu as being highly likely to transmit the infection thereof shall undergo a medical examination for sexually transmitted infectious diseases, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Health and Welfare. <Amended by Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010>
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 Article 20 (Autopsy Orders)   print
(1) Where the Director of the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention deems that it is impossible to diagnose whether a person suspected of having died of an infectious disease posing a potentially serious threat to national health has actually been infected by the infectious disease, and to ascertain the cause of his/her death unless an autopsy is conducted, he/she may order an autopsy.
(2) An autopsy under paragraph (1) shall be conducted with the consent of a relative under subparagraph 16 of Article 2 of the Act on Funeral Services, etc. (where a person with priority entitlement stipulated under each item of the same subparagraph does not exist, a relative refers to a person with subordinate entitlement; hereinafter referred to as "relative"): Provided, That an autopsy order may be issued without the consent of a relative where there exist extenuating circumstances making it difficult to obtain the consent of a relative in advance, such as unknown whereabouts and no contact details, and achieving the purposes of preventing infectious diseases and protecting national health is deemed difficult if the autopsy is delayed.
(3) The Director of the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shall designate an infectious disease specialist, or a person specialized in anatomy, pathology or forensic medicine as a medical doctor in charge of an autopsy to require him/her to conduct the autopsy.
(4) Autopsies under paragraph (3) shall be conducted at facilities satisfying the biological safety level determined and publicly announced by the Minister of Health and Welfare for each group of infectious disease with which the deceased is suspected of being infected. <Amended by Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010>
(5) Matters necessary for the designation of medical doctors in charge of autopsies, standards for facilities to be equipped for each type of infectious disease, management of relevant corpses under paragraph (3) and other relevant matters shall be determined by Ordinance of the Ministry of Health and Welfare. <Amended by Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010>
CHAPTER V HIGH-RISK PATHOGENS
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 Article 21 (Reporting on Extraction and Transfer of High-Risk Pathogens)   print
(1) A person who intends to extract a high-risk pathogen from a patient infected by an infectious disease, food, animal/plant or any other environment, and to transfer the already extracted high-risk pathogen shall immediately report of the name of the high-risk pathogen, the name of the object from which the pathogen has been extracted, the date and time of extraction, or a transfer plan to the Minister of Health and Welfare. <Amended by Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010>
(2) Matters necessary for methods and procedures for reporting under paragraph (1), and other relevant matters shall be determined by Ordinance of the Ministry of Health and Welfare. <Amended by Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010>
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 Article 22 (Permits, etc. for Introduction of High-Risk Pathogens)   print
(1) A person who intends to introduce high-risk pathogens into the domestic environment for the purposes of diagnosis and academic research of infectious diseases shall obtain a permit from the Minister of Health and Welfare by satisfying the requirements prescribed by Presidential Decree. <Amended by Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010>
(2) A person who intends to change the already permitted matters under paragraph (1) shall obtain a permit from the Minister of Health and Welfare: Provided, That where intending to change insignificant matters prescribed by Presidential Decree, he/she shall report to the Minister of Health and Welfare. <Amended by Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010>
(3) Where a person who has obtained a permit for introducing high-risk pathogens into the domestic environment under paragraph (1) intends to transfer the relevant high-risk pathogens after acquiring them, he/she shall designate a place to acquire them, as prescribed by Presidential Decree, and report a transfer plan to the Minister of Health and Welfare pursuant to Article 21 (1) in advance. <Amended by Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010>
(4) Matters necessary for methods and procedures for permits and reporting under paragraphs (1) through (3), and other relevant matters shall be determined by Ordinance of the Ministry of Health and Welfare. <Amended by Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010>
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 Article 23 (Safety Control of High-Risk Pathogens)   print
(1) A person who intends to examine, preserve, control and transfer high-risk pathogens shall observe safety control standards determined by Ordinance of the Ministry of Health and Welfare with respect to facilities, equipment, etc. necessary for the examination, preservation, control and transfer thereof. <Amended by Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010>
(2) The Minister of Health and Welfare may inspect whether a person who examines, preserves, controls and transfers high-risk pathogens observes the safety control standards referred to in paragraph (1). <Amended by Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010>
(3) Matters necessary for the examination, preservation, control and transfer of high-risk pathogens, in addition to those stipulated under paragraphs (1) and (2) shall be determined by Ordinance of the Ministry of Health and Welfare. <Amended by Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010>
CHAPTER VI VACCINATION
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 Article 24 (Regular Vaccinations)   print
(1) The Governor of a Special Self-Governing Province or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu shall provide regular vaccination services (hereinafter referred to as "regular vaccination") at public health clinics under his/her jurisdiction for the following diseases: <Amended by Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010; Act No. 11645, Mar. 22, 2013>
1. Diphtheria;
2. Poliomyelitis;
3. Pertussis;
4. Measles;
5. Tetanus;
6. Tuberculosis;
7. Viral hepatitis B;
8. Mumps;
9. Rubella;
10. Varicella;
11. Japanese encephalitis;
12. Haemophilus influenzae type B
13. Other infectious diseases designated by the Minister of Health and Welfare as deemed necessary for the prevention of infectious diseases.
(2) The Governor of a Special Self-Governing Province or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu may entrust a medical institution under the Medical Service Act within his/her jurisdiction with regular vaccinations under paragraph (1), as prescribed by Presidential Decree.
(3) The Governor of a Special Self-Governing Province or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu shall notify parents of children subject to regular vaccination of such regular vaccination in advance, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Health and Welfare. In such cases, he/she may process unique identifying information under Article 24 of the Personal Information Protection Act. <Newly Inserted by Act No. 11439, May 23, 2012>
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 Article 25(Special Vaccination)   print
(1) The Governor of a Special Self-Governing Province or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu shall carry out special vaccination (hereinafter referred to as "special vaccination") at public health clinics under his/her jurisdiction in any of the following cases: <Amended by Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010>
1. Where the Minister of Health and Welfare requests the Governor of a Special Self-Governing Province or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu to carry out vaccination in order to prevent infectious diseases;
2. Where the Governor of a Special Self-Governing Province or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu deems vaccination necessary for the prevention of infectious diseases.
(2) Article 24 (2) shall apply mutatis mutandis to the entrustment of special vaccination under paragraph (1).
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 Article 26 (Public Notice of Vaccination)   print
Where the Governor of a Special Self-Governing Province or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu is to carry out regular or special vaccination, he/she shall determine the date and place, type of vaccine, and scope of those who shall be subject to vaccination and give prior public notice thereof: Provided, That prior public notice on changes, if any, in standards, etc. for carrying out vaccination under Article 32 (2) shall be given.
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 Article 27 (Certificates of Vaccination)   print
(1) The Governor of a Special Self-Governing Province or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu shall issue a certificate of vaccination to those who have undergone a regular or special vaccination, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Health and Welfare. <Amended by Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010>
(2) Where a person, other than the Governor of a Special Self-Governing Province or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu, performs vaccination under this Act, the Governor of a Special Self-Governing Province or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu may authorize the person who has performed vaccination to issue a certificate of vaccination, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Health and Welfare. <Amended by Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010>
(3) Certificates of vaccination under paragraphs (1) and (2) may be issued in electronic form.
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 Article 28 (Record keeping and Reporting of Vaccination)   print
(1) Where the Governor of a Special Self-Governing Province or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu a conducts regular and special vaccinations, or receives a report under paragraph (2), he/she shall prepare and keep records on vaccinations, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Health and Welfare, and report the details thereof to the competent Mayor/Do Governor and the Minister of Health and Welfare, respectively. <Amended by Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010>
(2) Where a person, other than the Governor of a Special Self-Governing Province or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu, performs vaccination under this Act, he/she shall report to the Governor of the competent Special Self-Governing Province or the head of the competent Si/Gun/Gu, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Health and Welfare. <Amended by Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010>
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 Article 29 (Epidemiological Investigations on Vaccination)   print
The Director of the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a Mayor/Do Governor or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu shall conduct an investigation according to the following classifications, and conduct an epidemiological investigation pursuant to Article 18, in order to ascertain the causes of abnormal reaction to vaccination, if any such case occurs:
1. The Director of the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: An investigation into the effects of vaccination, and abnormal reaction to vaccination;
2. A Mayor/Do Governor or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu: An investigation into abnormal reaction to vaccination.
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 Article 30 (Vaccination Damage Investigation Teams)   print
(1) A vaccination damage investigation team shall be organized under the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to investigate causes of diseases, disabilities and death resulting from vaccination stipulated under Article 71 (1) and (2), and compensation, etc. for damage therefrom, and to investigate a third party's intent or negligence pursuant to Article 72 (1).
(2) Matters necessary for the establishment, operation, etc. of a vaccination damage investigation team under paragraph (1) shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
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 Article 31 (Ascertainment as to Completion of Vaccination)   print
(1) The Governor of a Special Self-Governing Province or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu may request the principal of an elementary school and the principal of a middle school to submit inspection records on whether vaccination under Article 10 of the School Health Act has been completed.
(2) The Governor of a Special Self-Governing Province or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu may request the head of a kindergarten under the Early Childhood Education Act and the head of a day care center under the Infant Care Act to ascertain whether infants have been vaccinated, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Health and Welfare. <Amended by Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010; Act No. 10789, Jun. 7, 2011>
(3) If the Governor of a Special Self-Governing Province or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu finds that some infants, students, etc. have not been vaccinated when verifying records submitted under paragraph (1) and results of ascertainment under paragraph (2), he/she shall have such infants, students, etc. vaccinated.
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 Article 32 (Vaccination Week and Standards, etc. for Vaccination)   print
(1) The Minister of Health and Welfare may promulgate Vaccination Week to promote vaccination against infectious diseases by raising citizens' interest to get vaccinated. <Amended by Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010>
(2) Matters necessary for standards for and methods of conducting vaccination and other relevant matters shall be determined by Ordinance of the Ministry of Health and Welfare. <Amended by Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010>
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 Article 33 (Planned Production of Vaccines)   print
(1) The Minister of Health and Welfare may compute the number of vaccines necessary for vaccination against infectious diseases in advance and require a medicine manufacturer under Article 31 of the Pharmaceutical Affairs Act (hereinafter referred to as "medicine manufacturer") to produce them, and subsidize researchers, etc. of vaccines within budgetary limits. <Amended by Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010>
(2) The Minister of Health and Welfare may fully or partially pay expenses incurred in producing vaccines under paragraph (1) in advance to the relevant medicine manufacturer, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Health and Welfare. <Amended by Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010>
CHAPTER VII MEASURES TO PREVENT SPREAD OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES
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 Article 34 (Formulation and Implementation of Crisis Control Measures against Infectious Diseases)   print
(1) The Minister of Health and Welfare shall formulate and implement crisis control measures against infectious diseases (hereinafter referred to as "crisis control measures against infectious diseases") after deliberationby the Committee in order to respond to an emergency resulting from the spread of infectious diseases. <Amended by Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010>
(2) Crisis control measures against infectious diseases shall include the following matters: <Amended by Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010>
1. A response system and roles of each agency at emergency scenes;
2. A determination and decision-making system of emergencies;
3. Schemes of stockpiling and supplying medical supplies, such as support of mass medical services;
4. Education and training schemes, such as citizens' codes of conduct in each case of emergency;
5. Other matters deemed necessary for resolving emergencies by the Minister of Health and Welfare.
(3) Matters necessary for the formulation, implementation, etc. of crisis control measures against infectious diseases shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
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 Article 35 (Formulation, etc. of Crisis Control Measures against Infectious Diseases by City/Do)   print
(1) The Minister of Health and Welfare shall inform Mayors/Do Governors of crisis control measures against infectious diseases formulated under Article 34 (1). <Amended by Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010>
(2) Each Mayor/Do Governor shall formulate and implement crisis control measures against infectious diseases by each Special Metropolitan City, Metropolitan City, Do, or Special Self-Governing Province (hereinafter referred to as "City/Do") in accordance with the crisis control measures against infectious diseases notified under paragraph (1).
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 Article 36 (Designation, etc. of Infectious Disease Control Institutions)   print
(1) A Mayor/Do Governor or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu may designate a medical institution under the Medical Service Act as an infectious disease control institution, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Health and Welfare. <Amended by Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010>
(2) The head of a medical institution designated under paragraph (1) (hereinafter referred to as "infectious disease control institution") shall establish necessary facilities for preventing infectious diseases and for examining and treating patients, etc. infected by infectious diseases (hereinafter referred to as "infectious disease control facilities"), as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Health and Welfare. <Amended by Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010>
(3) A Mayor/Do Governor or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu shall subsidize expenses incurred in establishing and operating infectious disease control facilities to infectious disease control institutions.
(4) Where a medical institution, other than an infectious disease control institution, intends to establish and operate infectious disease control facilities, it shall report to a Mayor/Do Governor or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Health and Welfare. <Amended by Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010>
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 Article 37 (Establishment, etc. of Infectious Disease Control Institutions at time of Infectious Disease Emergencies)   print
(1) The Minister of Health and Welfare, a Mayor/Do Governor or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu may take the following measures where patients, etc. are infected by an infectious disease in mass, or it is difficult for infectious disease control institutions designated under Article 36 only to accommodate all patients, etc. infected by an infectious disease: <Amended by Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010>
1. Designating a medical institution, other than infectious disease control institutions designated under Article 36, as an infectious disease control institution for a certain period;
2. Establishing and operating isolation wards, sanatoriums, or clinics.
(2) The head of an infectious disease control institution designated under paragraph (1) 1 shall establish infectious disease control facilities, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Health and Welfare. <Amended by Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010>
(3) The Minister of Health and Welfare, a Mayor/Do Governor or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu shall subsidize expenses incurred in establishing and operating facilities under paragraph (2), to infectious disease control institutions. <Amended by Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010>
(4) No head of an infectious disease control institution designated under paragraph (1) 1 may reject any order issued under paragraph (2) without justifiable grounds.
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 Article 38 (Prohibition of Refusal to Hospitalize Patients, etc. Infected by Infectious Diseases)   print
No infectious disease control institution may refuse to hospitalize patients, etc. infected by an infectious disease without justifiable grounds.
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 Article 39 (Methods of Establishing and Managing Infectious Disease Control Facilities, etc.)   print
Matters necessary for methods, etc. of establishing and operating infectious disease control institutions and isolation wards, sanatoriums, or clinics under Article 37 shall be determined by Ordinance of the Ministry of Health and Welfare. <Amended by Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010>
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 Article 40 (Stockpiling Medicines and Equipment for Infectious Diseases, etc. Spread by Biological Terrorism)   print
(1) Where the Minister of Health and Welfare is concerned by the prevalence of infectious diseases spread by biological terrorism and any other infectious disease, he/she may determine preventive and therapeutic medicines, equipment, etc., after deliberation by the Committee, and stockpile them or enter into a contract for long-term procurement in advance. <Amended by Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010>
(2) Notwithstanding Articles 31 of the Pharmaceutical Affairs Act, where the Minister of Health and Welfare is concerned by the prevalence of infectious diseases spread by biological terrorism and any other infectious disease, he/she may determine preventive and therapeutic medicines and require medicine manufacturers to produce them. <Amended by Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010>
(3) The Minister of Health and Welfare shall investigate effects of preventive and therapeutic medicines under paragraph (2) and abnormal reactions thereto, and conduct epidemiological investigations pursuant to Article 18 if any case of abnormal reaction is found. <Amended by Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010>
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 Article 41 (Control of Patients, etc. Infected by Infectious Diseases)   print
(1) Patients, etc. infected by an infectious disease publicly announced by the Minister of Health and Welfare which has an extreme risk of being transmitted shall undergo hospital treatment at an infectious disease control institution. <Amended by Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010>
(2) Where patient beds at an infectious disease control institution are fully occupied, and thus it becomes difficult for the infectious disease control institution to accommodate more patients, etc. infected by an infectious disease, the Minister of Health and Welfare, a Mayor/Do Governor or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu may permit such patients, etc. to undergo hospital treatment at any medical institution, other than infectious disease control institutions. <Amended by Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010>
(3) The Minister of Health and Welfare, a Mayor/Do Governor or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu may permit any of the following persons to undergo treatment at his/her home or infectious disease control facilities: <Amended by Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010>
1. A person, other than those subject to hospital treatment under paragraphs (1) and (2);
2. A person who is at a risk of being infected or transmitted by an infectious disease as he/she has come into contact with a patient, etc. infected by the infectious disease.
(4) Matters necessary for methods and procedures for home-care and hospital treatment under paragraphs (1) through (3), and other relevant matters shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
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 Article 42 (Compulsory Dispositions with respect to Infectious Diseases)   print
(1) The Minister of Health and Welfare, a Mayor/Do Gover nor or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu may require the relevant public official to conduct a necessary investigation or medical diagnosis by entering the residence, means of transportation, such as a ship, aircraft, or train, or any other place where patients, etc. infected by any of the following infectious diseases are deemed to be found, and where any of themis deemed to be infected by an infectious disease as a result of such medical diagnosis, the relevant public official may require the patient to undergo medical treatment or be hospitalized by accompanying him/her: <Amended by Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010>
1. Group 1 infectious diseases;
2. Diphtheria, measles and poliomyelities, among Group 2 infectious diseases;
3. Tuberculosis, scarlet fever and meningococcal meningitis, among Group 3 infectious diseases;
4. Infectious diseases determined by the Minister of Health and Welfare, among Group 4 infectious diseases;
5. Infectious diseases under surveillance of the World Health Organization;
6. Infectious diseases spread by biological terrorism.
(2) A public official who conducts an investigation or medical diagnosis under paragraph (1) shall carry a certificate indicating his/her authority and produce it to related persons.
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 Article 43 (Hospitalization Notice to Patients, etc. Infected by Infectious Diseases)   print
(1) Where a patient, etc. infected by an infectious disease needs to undergo hospital treatment under Article 41, the Minister of Health and Welfare, a Mayor/Do Governor or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu shall notify the fact to the person subject to hospital treatment and his/her guardian.
<Amended by Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010>
(2) Matters necessary for methods of and procedures for notification under paragraph (1) and other relevant matters shall be determined by Ordinance of the Ministry of Health and Welfare. <Amended by Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010>
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 Article 44 (Control of Imprisoned Patients)   print
The head of a correctional institution shall provide an inmate infected by an infectious disease with measures and appropriate medical services to prevent the spread of the infectious disease.
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 Article 45 (Temporary Restrictions on Work)   print
(1) No patients, etc. infected by an infectious disease may be engaged in any occupation involving substantial contact with the general public by its nature, and no one may hire patients, etc. infected by an infectious disease to be engaged in such occupation, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Health and Welfare. <Amended by Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010>
(2) If a person who is required to undergo a medical examination for a sexually transmitted infectious disease under Article 19 fails to undergo the medical examination, he/she shall not be engaged in any occupation stipulated under the same Article; and the person who operates such business shall not permit any person who fails to undergo the medical examination to be engaged in the business.
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 Article 46(Measures, such as Medical Examination and Vaccination)   print
The Governor of a Special Self-Governing Province or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu may take measures, such as requiring any of the following persons to undergo a medical examination, or to receive a vaccination necessary for the prevention of an infectious disease, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Health and Welfare: <Amended by Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010>
1. Family members of a patient, etc. infected by an infectious disease, or his/her cohabitants;
2. A person suspected of being infected by an infectious disease, who lives in or frequents an area where an infectious disease has occurred;
3. A person suspected of being infected by an infectious disease, as he/she has come into contact with a patient, etc. infected byan infectious disease.
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 Article 47 (Quarantine Measures against Prevalence of Infectious Diseases)   print
In order to prevent the further spread of an infectious disease upon the outbreak of the infectious disease, the Governor of a Special Self-Governing Province or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu shall take all or some of the following measures:
1. To isolate traffic to places where patients, etc. infected by an infectious disease exist or to the places deemed to have been infected by the pathogen of an infectious disease for a certain period;
2. To keep persons suspected of being infected by the pathogen of an infectious disease hospitalized or in quarantine at an appropriate place for a certain period;
3. To prohibit the use, receipt, transfer, abandonment, or washing of articles infected or suspected of being infected by the pathogen of an infectious disease, or to incinerate or destroy such articles;
4. To order the disinfection of or other necessary measures for places infected by the pathogen of an infectious disease;
5. To prohibit laundry at a specified place, or to order the disposal of waste at a specified place.
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 Article 48 (Disinfection Measures for Infected Places, etc.)   print
(1) The commander of a unit belonging to the Army, Navy or Air Force, the commander of a unit under direct control of the Ministry of National Defense and a person falling under any subparagraph of Article 12 (1) shall disinfect or take other necessary measures for places where patients, etc. are infected by an infectious disease, or for places suspected of being infected by the pathogen of an infectious disease, following the direction of a medical doctor, oriental medical doctor, or relevant public official.
(2) Matters necessary for measures, including disinfection, under paragraph (1) shall be determined by Ordinance of the Ministry of Health and Welfare. <Amended by Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010>
CHAPTER VIII PREVENTIVE MEASURES
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 Article 49 (Preventive Measures against Infectious Diseases)   print
(1) A Mayor/Do Gover nor or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu shall take all or some of the following measures to prevent any infectious disease:
1. To completely or partially isolate traffic in his/her jurisdictions;
2. To restrict or prohibit performances, assemblies, religious ceremonies or any other large gathering of people;
3. To conduct medical examinations or autopsies or dissection of corpses;
4. To prohibit the sale or receipt of food which has a risk of transmitting infectious diseases, or to order the destruction or other necessary disposal of such food;
5. To take preventive measures for persons who have involved in slaughter for the prevention of zoonoses, or persons, etc. exposed to zoonooses;
6. To restrict or prohibit the possession and transfer of articles which may transmit infectious diseases, or to order the destruction, incineration, or other necessary disposal of such articles;
7. To station medical doctors at any means of transportation, such as ships, aircraft and trains, places of business, or other public places, or to order the installation of facilities necessary for the prevention of infectious diseases at such places;
8. To order disinfection of, or other necessary measures for the facilities or places related to public sanitation, or to prohibit the installation, remodeling, alteration, disuse, or use of waterworks, sewers, wells, garbage dumps, and lavatories;
9. To order the extermination of, or the installation of exterminating facilities for rodents, vermin or other animals transmitting infectious diseases;
10. To restrict or prohibit fishing or swimming at a specified place of water, or the use of a specified well;
11. To prohibit the capture of animals which are intermediate hosts transmitting infectious diseases, or the eating the animals in the raw state;
12. To mobilize medical practitioners and other necessary medical personnel during a period of a rampant infectious disease;
13. To order the disinfection of, and other necessary measures for buildings affected by the pathogens of infectious diseases;
14. To keep persons suspected of being infected by the pathogen of an infectious disease hospitalized or in quarantine at an appropriate place for a certain period.
(2) Where a Mayor/Do Governor or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu is to prohibit drinking water pursuant to paragraph (1) 8 and 10, he/she shall separately supply drinking water during a period of prohibition, and where a Mayor/Do Governor or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu intends to take measures under paragraph (1) 1, 2, 6, 8, 10 and 11, he/she shall inform the residents of such fact in advance.
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 Article 50 (Other Preventive Measures against Infectious Diseases)   print
Where patients, etc. are infected or are likely to be infected by an infectious disease, the commander of a unit belonging to the Army, Navy or Air Force, the commander of a unit under direct control of the Ministry of National Defense and a person falling under Article 12 (1) 2 shall take a disinfection measure or other necessary measures, and take additional measures necessary for the prevention of infectious diseases, following consultation with the Governor of a Special Self-Governing Province or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu.
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 Article 51 (Obligations to Disinfect)   print
(1) The Governor of a Special Self-Governing or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu shall carry out the cleaning or disinfection, and take measures to exterminate rodents, vermin, etc. (hereinafter referred to as"disinfection") in order to prevent infectious diseases, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Health and Welfare. <Amended by Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010>
(2) A person who manages or operates facilities prescribed by Presidential Decree, among those, such as multi-unit housing, hotels, accommodations, etc. which many people dwell in or use shall conduct disinfection necessary for the prevention of infectious diseases, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Health and Welfare. <Amended by Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010>
(3) A facility manager or operator who is required to conduct disinfection under paragraph (2) shall authorize a person who has filed a report on his/her disinfection services pursuant to Article 52 (1) to conduct disinfection: Provided, That where a housing management operator under the Housing Act is equipped with disinfection equipment stipulated under Article 52 (1), he/she may directly disinfect multi-unithousing under his/her management.
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 Article 52 (Reporting, etc. on Disinfection Services)   print
(1) A person who intends to provide disinfection services (excluding housing management operators under the proviso to Article 51 (3)) shall be equipped with facilities, equipment, and human resources determined by Ordinance of the Ministry of Health and Welfare and file a report on the disinfection services with the Governor of a Special Self-Governing Province or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu. This shall also apply to intended changes to reported matters. <Amended by Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010>
(2) Where a person who has filed a report on his/her disinfection services pursuant to paragraph (1) (hereinafter referred to as "disinfection service provider") falls under any of the following cases, the Governor of a Special Self-Governing Province or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu shall deem such report on disinfection services revoked:
1. Where he/she files a report on the closure of his/her business with the head of the competent tax office pursuant to Article 5 (5) of the Value-Added Tax Act;
2. Where the head of the competent tax office cancels the relevant business registration pursuant to Article 5 (6) of the Value-Added Tax Act;
3. Where a situation in which facilities, etc. necessary for disinfection services cease to exist without filing a report on suspension or closure of business under Article 53 continues for at least six months.
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 Article 53 (Reporting on Suspension, etc. of Disinfection Services)   print
Where a disinfection service provider intends to suspend his/her business for at least 30 days, to close it, or to reopen it, he/she shall file a report thereon with the Governor of a Special Self-Governing Province or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Health and Welfare. <Amended by Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010>
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 Article 54 (Conducting, etc. Disinfections)   print
(1) A disinfection service provider shall conduct disinfection according to standards and methods determined by Ordinance of the Ministry of Health and Welfare. <Amended by Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010>
(2) Where a disinfection service provider has conducted disinfection, he/she shall record and keep matters concerning such disinfection, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Health and Welfare. <Amended by Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010>
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 Article 55 (Training for Disinfection Service Providers, etc.)   print
(1) A disinfection service provider (referring to a representative in cases of a corporation; hereafter the same shall apply in this Article) shall undergo training on disinfection.
(2) A disinfection service provider shall ensure his/her employees engaged in disinfection services receive training in relation thereto.
(3) Matters necessary for the details and methods of training, hours of training, reimbursement of training expenses, etc. under paragraphs (1) and (2) shall be determined by Ordinance of the Ministry of Health and Welfare. <Amended by Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010>
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 Article 57 (Presentation, Inspection, etc. of Documents)   print
(1) The Governor of a Special Self-Governing Province or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu may require a public official under his/her control to request disinfection service providers to present relevant documents concerning rendering of disinfection services, or require him/her to inspect such documents or ask questions to such disinfection service providers.
(2) A public official who requests the presentation of documents, inspects such documents or asks questions to disinfection service providers pursuant to paragraph (1) shall carry a certificate indicating his/her authority and produce it to related persons.
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 Article 58 (Corrective Orders)   print
Where a disinfection service provider falls under any of the following cases, the Governor of a Special Self-Governing Province or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu shall order him/her to correct the relevant violation within a specified period exceeding one month:
1. Where he/she fails to satisfy requirements for facilities, equipment and human resources under Article 52 (1);
2. Where he/she fails to ensure training under Article 55 (1), or fails to have his/her employees engaged in disinfection services receive training under paragraph (2) of the same Article.
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 Article 59 (Suspension, etc. of Business)   print
(1) Where a disinfection service provider falls under any of the following cases, the Governor of a Special Self-Governing Province or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu may order him/her to close his/her place of business, or to suspend his/her business for a specified period of up to six months: Provided, That in the case of subparagraph 5, an order to close his/her place of business shall be issued:
1. Where he/she fails to file a report on changes under the latter part of Article 52 (1), or fails to file a report on the suspension, closure or reopening of his/her business under Article 53;
2. Where he/she conducts disinfection in breach of the standards and methods under Article 54 (1), or fails to record matters concerning conducted disinfection and to retain thereof, in violation of paragraph (2) of the same Article;
3. Where he/she fails to comply with an order to present relevant documents under Article 57, or refuses, interferes with or evades inspections and questions by public officials in charge;
4. Where he/she fails to comply with corrective orders under Article 58;
5. Where he/she renders disinfection services during the suspension period of business.
(2) Where a disinfection service provider continues rendering his/her business even after he/she is ordered to close his/her place of business under paragraph (1), or renders disinfection services without filing a report required under Article 52 (1), the Governor of a Special Self-Governing Province or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu may require the competent public office to take any of the following measures in order to close the relevant place of business:
1. To remove or eliminate signboards of the relevant place of business, or any other business signs, etc.;
2. To display a sign, etc. indicating that the relevant place of business is illegitimate.
(3) Standards for administrative dispositions under paragraph (1) shall be determined by Ordinance of the Ministry of Health and Welfare, in consideration of the types, gravity, etc. of relevant violations. <Amended by Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010>
CHAPTER IX EPIDEMICCONTROL OFFICERS, QUARANTINE INSPECTION COMMISSIONERS, AND EPIDEMIC PREVENTION COMMISSIONERS
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 Article 60 (Epidemic Control Officers, etc.)   print
(1) Epidemic control officers shall be assigned to the Ministry of Health and Welfare or the respective Cities/Dos to perform affairs concerning the prevention of infectious diseases. <Amended by Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010>
(2) Epidemiological investigation officers shall be assigned to the Ministry of Health and Welfare or the respective Cities/Dos to perform affairs concerning the epidemiological investigation of infectious diseases. <Amended by Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010>
(3) Matters necessary for qualifications, duties, assignments, etc. of epidemic control officers under paragraphs (1) and epidemiological investigation officers under paragraphs (2) shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
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 Article 61 (Quarantine Inspection Commissioners)   print
(1) Where necessary for the prevention of infectious diseases, a Mayor/Do Governor may appoint a quarantine inspection commissioner to perform affairs concerning quarantine inspections, and may require the commissioner to quarantine any means of transportation, etc., especially where necessary to do so.
(2) Quarantine inspection commissioners may board any means of transportation, etc. free of charge to perform affairs or quarantine inspections stipulated under paragraph (1).
(3) Matters necessary for the appointment, duties, etc. of quarantine inspection commissioners under paragraph (1) shall be determined by Ordinance of the Ministry of Health and Welfare. <Amended by Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010>
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 Article 62 (Epidemic Prevention Commissioners)   print
(1) Where an infectious disease prevails or is likely to prevail, the Governor of a Special Self-Governing Province or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu may appoint an epidemic prevention commissioner at the relevant Special Self-Governing Province or Si/Gun/Gu (referring to an autonomous Gu; hereinafter the same shall apply) to perform affairs concerning the prevention of infectious diseases.
(2) Epidemic prevention commissioners under paragraph (1) shall serve without compensation: Provided, That a paid epidemic prevention commissioner may be appointed at the rate of one commissioner per 20,000 population of a Special Self-Governing Province or Si/Gun/Gu .
(3) Matters necessary for the appointment, duties, etc. of epidemic prevention commissioners under paragraph (1) shall be determined by Or dinance of the Ministry of Health and Welfare. <Amended by Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010>
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 Article 63 (Korea Association of Health Promotion)   print
(1) The Korea Association of Health Promotion (hereinafter referred to as the "Association") shall be established to carry out preventive projects regarding Group 5 infectious diseases, including investigations, research, etc. for Group 5 infectious diseases.
(2) The Association shall be a corporation.
(3) Except as provided for in this Act, the provisions concerning incorporated associations under the Civil Act shall apply mutatis mutandis to the Association.
CHAPTER X EXPENSES
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 Article 64 (Expenses to be Borne by Special Self-Governing Provinces and Sis/Guns/Gus)   print
A Special Self-Governing Province or a Si/Gun/Gu shall bear the following expenses:
1. Some expenses incurred in providing support to corporations or associations which perform preventive and treatment duties of Hansen's disease pursuant to Article 4 (2) 13;
2. Expenses incurred in conducting vaccination pursuant to Articles 24 (1) and 25 (1);
3. All or some expenses incurred by medical institutions in conducting vaccination pursuant to Articles 24 (2) and 25 (2);
4. Expenses incurred by infectious disease control institutions designated by the Governor of a Special Self-Governing Province or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu pursuant to Article 36 in establishing and operating their infectious disease control facilities;
5. Expenses incurred in establishing and operating isolation wards, sanatoriums, or clinics established by the Governor of a Special Self-Governing Province or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu pursuant to Article 37, and infectious disease control facilities of infectious disease control institutions designated under the same Article;
6. Subsidization of the minimum cost of living under the National Basic Living Security Act to those who have difficulty in living due to traffic isolation and hospitalization under subparagraph 1 and 2 of Article 47;
7. Expenses incurred in disinfection or other measures conducted or taken by a Special Self-Governing Province and a Si/Gun/Gu pursuant to Articles 47, 48, 49 (1) 8, 9 and 13, and 51 (1);
8. Allowances reimbursed to station medical doctors and to mobilize medical probationers under Article 49 (1) 7 and 12, medical expenses and medicine expenses;
9. Expenses incurred in supplying potable water pursuant to Article 49 (2);
10. Expenses incurred in assigning epidemic prevention commissioners pursuant to Article 62;
11. Other expenses incurred in affairs concerning the prevention of infectious diseases performed by a Special Self-Governing Province and a Si/Gun/Gu pursuant to this Act.
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 Article 65 (Expenses to be Borne by Cites/Dos)   print
A City/Do shall bear the following expenses:
1. Some expenses incurred in providing support to corporations or associations which perform preventive and treatment duties of Hansen's disease pursuant to Article 4 (2) 13;
2. Expenses incurred by infectious disease control institutions designated by the Mayor/Do Governor pursuant to Article 36 in establishing and operating their infectious disease control facilities;
3. Expenses incurred in establishing and operating isolation wards, sanatoriums, or clinics established by the Mayor/Do Governor pursuant to Article 37, and infectious disease control facilities of infectious disease control institutions designated under the same Article;
4. Expenses incurred in hospital treatment, investigations, medical diagnoses, etc. of Korean patients, etc. infected by an infectious disease pursuant to Articles 41 and 42;
5. Expenses incurred in medical examinations, vaccination, etc. pursuant to Article 46;
6. Subsidization of the minimum cost of living under the National Basic Living Security Act to those who have difficulty in living due to traffic isolation and hospitalization under Article 49 (1) 1;
7. Expenses incurred in supplying potable water pursuant to Article 49 (2);
8. Expenses incurred in assigning quarantine inspection commissioners pursuant to Article 61;
9. Other expenses incurred in affairs concerning the prevention of infectious diseases performed by a City/Do pursuant to this Act.
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 Article 66 (Expenses to be Subsidized by Cites/Dos)   print
A City/Do (excluding a Special Self-Governing Province) shall subsidize expenses to be borne by respective Sis/Guns/Gus pursuant to Article 64, as prescribed by Presidential Decree.
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 Article 67 (Expenses to be Borne by National Treasury)   print
The following expenses shall be borne by the National Treasury: <Amended by Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010>
1. Expenses incurred in the medical treatment and protection of patients, etc. infected by an infectious disease under Article 4 (2) 2;
2. Expenses incurred in the education and publicity of infectious diseases under Article 4 (2) 4;
3. Expenses incurred in the training of experts for the prevention of infectious diseases under Article 4 (2) 8;
4. Expenses incurred in conducting sentinel surveillance activities under Article 16 (4);
5. Expenses incurred in transporting cadavers for autopsies stipulated under Article 20, and in disposing of them after conducting autopsies;
6. Expenses incurred in the production, research, etc. of vaccines under Article 33;
7. Expenses incurred in establishing and operating isolation wards, sanatoriums, or clinics established by the Minister of Health and Welfare pursuant to Article 37, and infectious disease control facilities of infectious disease control institutions designated under the same Article;
8. Expenses incurred in stockpiling and entering into contracts for long-term procurement of articles found necessary after deliberation by the Committee pursuant to Article 40 (1);
9. Expenses incurred in the hospital treatment, investigations, medical diagnoses, etc. of foreign patients, etc. infected by an infectious disease pursuant to Articles 41 and 42;
10. Expenses incurred in compensating injury caused by vaccination, etc. pursuant to Article 71.
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 Article 68 (Expenses to be Subsidized by the State)   print
The State shall subsidize the following expenses:
1. Some expenses incurred in providing support to corporations or associations which perform preventive and treatment duties of Hansen's disease pursuant to Article 4 (2) 13;
2. At least 1/2 of expenses to be borne by Cities/Dos pursuant to Articles 65 and 66.
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 Article 69 (Expenses Collectible from Patients)   print
The Governor of a Special Self-Governing Province or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu may collect expenses incurred in hospitalization, medical diagnosis, examination, treatment, etc. due to a person's chronic disease, newly diagnosed disease, etc., other than hospital treatment expenses stipulated under Articles 41 and 42, from the person or his/her guardian, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Health and Welfare. <Amended by Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010>
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 Article 70 (Compensation for Loss)   print
(1) The Minister of Health and Welfare, Mayor/Do Governor or head of a Si/Gun/Gu shall pay compensation equivalent to loss to the manager of the relevant medical institution suffering from such loss as his/her medical institution is used as infectious disease control facilities pursuant to Article 37, and to the owner of a building suffering from such loss due to disinfection or other measures pursuant to Article 49 (1) 13. <Amended by Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010>
(2) Matters necessary for the extent of compensation, computation of compensation under paragraph (1), and other relevant matters shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
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 Article 71 (Compensation by State for Injury Caused by Vaccination, etc.)   print
(1) Where a person who has been vaccinated pursuant to Articles 24 and 25, or a person who has been medicated with a preventive and therapeutic medicine pursuant to Article 40 (2) contracts a disease, is disabled, or dies due to such vaccination or preventive and therapeutic medicine, the State shall pay the following compensation according to the standards and procedures, as prescribed by Presidential Decree:
1. A person who receives treatment for a disease: All medical expenses and a fixed amount of nursing expenses;
2. A person who becomes disabled: A lump-sum compensation;
3. A deceased person: A lump-sum compensation for the bereaved family members and funeral expenses prescribed by Presidential Decree.
(2) A disease, disability or death entitled to compensation under paragraph (1) shall be caused by any injury recognized by the Minister of Health and Welfare which is resulting from vaccination or the medication of a preventive and therapeutic medicine, regardless of abnormality of the relevant vaccine, or negligence of the person who vaccinated or medicated with the relevant preventive or therapeutic medicine. <Amended by Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010>
(3) The Minister of Health and Welfare shall decide whether a filed case is applicable to a disease, disability or death under paragraph (2) within 120 days from the date on which a claim for compensation under paragraph (1) is filed. In such cases, he/she shall consider the opinions of the Committee in advance. <Amended by Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010>
(4) Matters necessary for claims for compensation under paragraph (1), methods of and procedures for decisions under paragraph (3), and other relevant matters shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
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 Article 72 (Relation, etc. to Claims for Injuries)   print
(1) Where the State has paid compensation for injuryunder Article 71 due to any abnormal vaccine, or an intentional or negligent conduct of a third party, including a person, etc. who vaccinated or medicated with a preventive and therapeutic medicine, the payment of compensation shall subrogate the State, to the extent of such payment, to any claim for injury accruing to a compensated person against the third party.
(2) Where a person who has been vaccinated or medicated with a preventive and therapeutic medicine, or his/her bereaved family member under Article 71 (1) 3 has been paid compensation for injury from a third party, the State shall not pay any of compensation under Article 71, to the extent of such payment of compensation; and where the State has erroneously paid such compensation, it may collect the relevant amount in the same manner as national taxes are collected.
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 Article 73 (Prohibition from Transferring, etc. Entitlement to Compensation by State)   print
No entitlement to compensation pursuant to Articles 70 and 71 may be transferred or seized.
CHAPTER XI SUPPLEMENTARY PROVISIONS
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 Article 74 (Prohibition on Disclosure of Confidential Information)   print
No person who is or has been engaged in duties relevant to infectious diseases, such as medical examinations, hospital treatment, diagnosis, etc. pursuant to this Act shall disclose any confidential information he/she becomes aware of in the course of performing his/her duties to any third person.
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 Article 75 (Hearings)   print
Where the Governor of a Special Self-Governing Province or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu intends to order the closure of a place of business pursuant to Article 59 (1), he/she shall hold a hearing.
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 Article 76 (Delegation and Entrustment)   print
(1) The authority of the Minister of Health and Welfare stipulated under this Act may be partially delegated to the Director of the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or a Mayor/Do Governor, as prescribed by Presidential Decree. <Amended by Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010>
(2) The Minister of Health and Welfare may entrust part of his/her duties under this Act to the relevant institutions or organizations, as prescribed by Presidential Decree. <Newly Inserted by Act No. 11439, May 23, 2012>
CHAPTER XII PENAL PROVISIONS
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 Article 77 (Penal Provisions)   print
A person who introduces high-risk pathogens into the domestic environment without obtaining a permit, in violation of Article 22 (1) or (2), shall be punished by imprisonment for not more than five years, or by a fine not exceeding 50 million won.
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 Article 78 (Penal Provisions)   print
A person who discloses confidential information he/she becomes aware of in the course of performing his/her duties, in violation of Article 74, shall be punished by imprisonment for not more than three years, or by a fine not exceeding 30 million won.
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 Article 79 (Penal Provisions)   print
A person who falls under any of the following subparagraphs shall be punished by imprisonment for not more than two years, or by a fine not exceeding 20 million won:
1. A person who fails to report as required under Article 21 or 22 (3), or a person who reports falsely;
2. A person who refuses, interferes with or evades an inspection on safety control against high-risk pathogens under Article 23 (2).
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 Article 80 (Penal Provisions)   print
A person who falls under any of the following subparagraphs shall be punished by a fine not exceeding three million won:
1. A person who fails to establish infectious disease control facilities, in violation of Article 37 (4);
2. A person who fails to undergo hospital treatment, in violation of Article 41 (1), or refuses hospital treatment, in violation of paragraphs (2) and (3) of the same Article;
3. A person who fails to comply with a compulsory disposition under Article 42;
4. A person who is engaged in an occupation involving substantial contact with the general public, or a person who employs patients, etc. infected by an infectious disease in such occupation, in violation of Article 45;
5. A person who violates measures taken under Article 47 or 49 (1) (excluding matters concerning medical examinations under subparagraph 3 of the same paragraph);
6. A person who renders disinfection services without reporting as required under Article 52 (1), or after reporting by fraud or other wrongful means;
7. A person who fails to conduct disinfection in compliance with standards and methods stipulated under Article 54 (1).
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 Article 81 (Penal Provisions)   print
A person who falls under any of the following subparagraphs shall be punished by a fine not exceeding two million won:
1. A medical doctor, oriental medical doctor, military doctor, head of a medical institution or an institution of sentinel surveillance of infectious diseases who/which neglects to file a notification or a report under Article 11, or falsely notifies or reports;
2. A person who interferes with filing a notification or a report by a medical doctor, oriental medical doctor, military doctor, head of a medical institution or an institution of sentinel surveillance of infectious diseases pursuant to Article 11;
3. A person who neglects to file a notification under Article 12 (1);
4. A person who requests a householder, manager, etc. not to file a notification under Article 12 (1);
5. A person who refuses, interferes with or avoids an epidemiological investigation under Article 18;
6. A person who refuses to obey an autopsy order issued under Article 20;
7. A person who issues a false certificate of vaccination, in violation of Article 27;
8. A person who refuses, interferes with or avoids an epidemiological investigation, in violation of Article 29;
9. A person who permits a person who fails to undergo a medical examination for sexually transmitted infectious diseases to be engaged in business, in violation of Article 45 (2);
10. A person who refuses or avoids a medical examination under Article 46 or 49 (1) 3.
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 Article 82 (Joint Penal Provisions)   print
Where a representative of a corporation, or an agent, an employee or any other servant of a corporation or individual commits a violation under Articles 77 through 81 in connection with the business of the corporation or individual, in addition to the punishment of such violator, the corporation or individual shall be punished by a fine under the respective provisions: Provided, That where such corporation or individual has not been negligent in giving due attention and supervision concerning the relevant duties to prevent such violation, this shall not apply.
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 Article 83 (Fines for Negligence)   print
(1) A person who falls under any of the following subparagraphs
1. A person who fails to report under Article 28 (2) or falsely reports;
2. A person who fails to conduct disinfection under Article 51 (2);
3. A person who fails to report the suspension, closure or reopening of business under Article 53;
4. A person who fails to record matters concerning disinfection andretain such records under Article 54 (2), or records false information.
shall be punished by a fine for negligence not exceeding one million won:
(2) Fines for negligence under paragraph (1) shall be imposed and collected by the competent Mayor/Do Governor, or the head of the competent Si/Gun/Gu, as prescribed by Presidential Decree.
ADDENDA
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force one year after the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 (Repeal of other Acts)
The Parasitic Disease Prevention Act is hereby repealed.
Article 3 (Applicability to Reporting, etc. by Medical Doctors, etc.)
The amended provisions of Article 11 shall begin to apply where any of the cases applicable under the amended provisions of Article 11 (1), (3) or (4) first occurs after this Act enters into force.
Article 4 (Applicability to Reporting on Extraction and Transfer of High-Risk Pathogens)
The amended provisions of Article 21 shall begin to apply where a high-risk pathogen is first to be extracted or an already extracted high-risk pathogen is to be transferred after this Act enters into force.
Article 5 (Applicability to Permits, etc. for Introducing High-Risk Pathogens into Domestic Environment)
The amended provisions of Article 22 shall begin to apply where ahigh-risk pathogen is first introduced into the domestic environment after this Act enters into force.
Article 6 (Applicability to Expenses to be Borne or Subsidized by the State. Local Governments, etc.)
The amended provisions of Articles 64 through 68 shall begin applying to the portion of expenses in the Year 2011 which are to be borne or subsidized by the State and local governments.
Article 7 (General Transitional Measures concerning Dispositions, etc.)
An administrative disposition taken pursuant to the former Parasitic Disease Prevention Act and the former Prevention of Contagious Diseases Act, any other act performed by or in relation to an administrative agency as at the time this Act enters into force shall be deemed an act performed by or in relation to an administrative agency under this Act corresponding thereto.
Article 8 (Transitional Measures concerning Contagious Diseases, etc.)
A contagious disease under the former Prevention of Contagious Diseases Act as at the time this Act enters into force shall be deemed an infectious disease under this Act.
Article 9 (Transitional Measures concerning Compensation for Loss Caused by Examinations, etc. of Parasitic Diseases)
Compensation for any loss caused by the collection of things pursuant to Article 4 (1) of the former Parasitic Disease Prevention Act before this Act enters into force shall be governed by the former Parasitic Disease Prevention Act.
Article 10 (Transitional Measures concerning Sentinel Surveillance Medical Institutions)
A sentinel surveillance medical institution designated under the former Prevention of Contagious Diseases Act as at the time this Act enters into force shall be deemed a sentinel surveillance institution designated under the amended provisions of Article 16.
Article 11 (Transitional Measures concerning Vaccination Certificates)
A vaccination certificate under the former Prevention of Contagious Diseases Act as at the time this Act enters into force shall be deemed avaccination certificate under the amended provisions of Article 27.
Article 12 (Transitional Measures concerning Vaccination Damage Investigation Teams)
A vaccination damage investigation team under the former Prevention of Contagious Diseases Act as at the time this Act enters into force shall be deemed a vaccination damage investigation team under the amended provisions of Article 30.
Article 13 (Transitional Measures concerning Designation of Contagious Disease Prevention Facilities)
Any contagious disease prevention facilities establish by a Mayor/Do Governor or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu, or designated by the Minister of Health, Welfare and Family Affairs pursuant to the former Prevention of Contagious Diseases Act as at the time this Act enters into force shall be deemed designated as an infectious disease control institution under the amended provisions of Article 36.
Article 14 (Transitional Measures concerning Reporting, etc. on Disinfection Services)
(1) A report on disinfection services filed under the former Prevention of Contagious Diseases Act as at the time this Act enters into force shall be deemed a report on disinfection services filed under the amended provisions of Article 52 (1).
(2) A report on the suspension, closure or reopening of disinfection services filed under the former Prevention of Contagious Diseases Act as at the time this Act enters into force shall be deemed a report on disinfection services filed under the amended provisions of Article 53.
Article 15 (Transitional Measures concerning Training for Disinfection Service Providers, etc.)
A disinfection service provider or his/her employee engaged in disinfection services who has received training under the former Prevention of Contagious Diseases Act as at the time this Act enters into force shall be deemed to have received training under the amended provisions of Article 55.
Article 16 (Transitional Measures concerning Provision of Disinfection Services on One's Behalf)
A disinfection service provider who provides disinfection services on one's behalf in accordance with the former Prevention of Contagious Diseases Act as at the time this Act enters into force shall be deemed to have executed disinfection services on one's behalf under the amended provisions of Article 56.
Article 17 (Transitional Measures concerning Epidemic Control Officers, etc.)
An epidemic control officer, quarantine inspection commissioner or epidemic prevention commissioner under the former Prevention of Contagious Diseases Act as at the time this Act enters into force shall be deemed an epidemic control officer, quarantine inspection commissioner or epidemic prevention commissioner under the amended provisions of Articles 60 through 62.
Article 18 (Transitional Measures concerning the Parasite Disease Prevention Association)
(1) The Parasitic Disease Prevention Association established under the former Parasitic Disease Prevention Act as at the time this Act enters into force shall be deemed the Korea Association of Health Promotion under the amended provisions of Article 63.
(2) The name of the Parasitic Disease Prevention Association indicated in the register or any other official book as at the time this Act enters into force shall be deemed the name of the Korea Association of Health Promotion under the amended provisions of Article 63.
Article 19 (Transitional Measures concerning Compensation by State for Injury Caused by Vaccination, etc.)
A person who has applied for compensation for injury caused by vaccination, etc. under the former Prevention of Contagious Diseases Act as at the time this Act enters into force shall be deemed to have filed a claim for compensation under the amended provisions of Article 71.
Article 20 (Transitional Measures concerning Penal Provisions)
The application of penal provisions to any act performed before this Act enters into force shall be governed by the former Parasitic Disease Prevention Act and the former Prevention of Contagious Diseases Act.
Article 21 Omitted.
Article 22 (Relationship with other Acts and Subordinate Statutes)
A citation of the former Parasitic Disease Prevention Act or the former Prevention of Contagious Diseases Act, or the provisions thereof in other Acts and subordinate statutes as at the time this Act enters into force shall be deemed a citation of this Act or the corresponding provisions of this Act, if any, in lieu of the former provisions.
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. 10789, Jun. 7, 2011>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force six months after the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 6 Omitted.
ADDENDUM <Act No. 11439, May 23, 2012>
This Act shall enter into force six months after the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDA <Act No. 11645, Mar. 22, 2013>
This Act shall enter into force six months after the date of its promulgation.