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1.Signed on Novenber 25, 2005; Entered into force on Novenber 25, 2005.
1.The Bureau of National Health Insurance (BNHI), Department
of Health, Executive Yuan, Taiwan, and the National Health
Insurance Corporation (NHIC), South Korea, hereinafter
referred to as "the Parties", desiring to improve the
health of the peoples of Taiwan and South Korea, to promote
mutual understanding and friendly relations, and to
cooperate on medical services, have agreed as follows:
2.The Parties may:
i. Hold at least one meeting per year in Taiwan or South
Korea for the planning of measures designed to improve
health insurance services and the training of health
insurance staffs.
ii. Promote and facilitate the exchange of experiences
pertaining to health insurance, including the areas such
as health insurance financing, payment reform, insurer
organization, quality of care, health insurance related
statistics and researches.
iii.Promote and facilitate the development of direct contact
between or among academic institutions, and
non-governmental organizations to support these
iv. Promote health insurance services and personnel exchanges
, including staff training programs.
v. Promote Asian experiences in the health insurance
vi. Promote cooperative studies on two countries' National
Health Insurance system, and promote publications of
study results to international journals.
3.The arrangement of funding for any exchanges facilitated
under this MOU will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
4.All activities and articles not delineated under this MOU
will be decided by representatives of two parties.
5.This MOU shall enter into force from the date of its
signature by the Parties (or upon the accomplishment of the
legal procedures of the Parties).
6.Either Party may request consultations concerning this MOU
by written notice.
7.Either Party may suspend the application of this MOU and
shall notify the other Party of its decision in writing as
soon as possible. The notice shall contain reason(s) for
8.Either Party may terminate this MOU by giving three months'
written notice in advance to the other Party.
9.Each undersigned representative of the BNHI and the NHIC is
authorized to enter into this MOU and to bind the parties
to the terms of the MOU. The parties, intending to be
legally bound, do hereby execute this MOU and commit to its
principles and its responsibilities.

Signed in duplicate in the English language.

For the Bureau of National For the National Health
Health Insurance, Department Insurance Corporation,
of Health, Executive Yuan, South Korea

Date: 25 November 2005 Date: 25 November 2005
By:____________________ By:____________________
Name: Liu, Chien-Hsiang Name: Lee, Seung-Jae
President President
The Bureau of National The National Health
Health Insurance Insurance Corporation
Taiwan Korea