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Title: Physicians Act CH
Category: Ministry of Health and Welfare(衛生福利部)
Chapter 1 General provisions
Article 1
Citizens of the Republic of China having passed a physician exam and holding a physician license in accordance with This Law may work as a physician.
Article 2
Anyone holding the following qualifications may take the physician exam:
1. Graduates from department of medicine in public or registered private university or independent college, or international university or independent college complying with the Ministry of Educations recognition rules, and who holds a graduation diploma following the approved completion of a full internship
2. Graduates from the seven-year program at the department of Chinese medicine in private independent colleges who took up studies prior to the academic year 1995; and who have studied the required medical curriculum and completed a full and approved internship; who holds documentary proof thereof; who have passed the exam for Doctor of Chinese medicine; and who holds a Doctor of Chinese Medicine license
3. Graduates from the department of Chinese medicine electing a double major including also the department of medicine; and who have completed a full and approved internship; and who hold a graduation diploma; and who have passed the exam for Doctor of Chinese Medicine; and who hold a Doctor of Chinese Medicine license
The number of students in the department of Chinese medicine electing a double major in the departments of Chinese and Western medicine and who took up studies before the academic year 2002 as mentioned in Clause 3 in the previous item, together with the number of students in the department of medicine may not exceed the total number of students approved by the Ministry of Education for the department of medicine at that school.
Article 3
Anyone having the following qualifications may take the doctor of Chinese medicine exam.
1. Graduates from the department of Chinese medicine in public or registered private university or independent college, or international university or independent college complying with the Ministry of Educations recognition rules; and who have passed the physician exam; and who hold a Physician license
2. Graduates from public or registered private university or independent college who graduated prior to the amendment and implementation of This Law, and who have studied the curriculum required for Chinese medicine, and who holds documentary proof thereof; and who have passed the physician exam; and who hold a physician license.
3. Graduates from the department of medicine electing a double major including also the department of Chinese medicine; and who have completed a full and approved internship; and who hold a graduation diploma; and who have passed the physician exam; and who hold a Physician license
The number of students in the department of medicine electing a double major in Western and Chinese medicine as mentioned in Item 3 of the previous clause, together with the number students in the department of Chinese medicine may not exceed the total number of students approved by the Ministry of Education for the department of Chinese medicine at that school.
Students passing the Qualification Examination for Taking the Doctor of Chinese Medicine Examination in the Republic of China within the past 100 years may take the Special Examination for Doctor of Chinese Medicine.
Physicians holding a Doctor of Chinese Medicine Diploma with the Chinese character for Overseas shall pass the Written Examination for the Qualification Screening of Medical Personnel and obtain a Doctor of Chinese Medicine diploma with the Chinese character for Taiwan prior to December 31, 2005 before being allowed to practice in Taiwan.
Article 4
Graduates from department of dentistry in public or registered private university or independent college, or international university or independent college complying with the Ministry of Educations recognition rules, and who hold a graduation diploma following the approved completion of a full internship may take the dentist exam.
Article 4-1
According to the provisions in Articles 2 to the preceding article, anyone with an international academic certificate participating in the examination must have their academic certificate approved by the Ministry of Education before they can participate in the examination. However, for people completing all the courses and graduating from medical colleges or medical universities in countries or areas such as the USA, Japan, Europe, Canada, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, or Hong Kong and who meet one of the following conditions, the academic certificate approval process may be waived:
1. Those who qualified as a legally registered physician in the aforementioned countries or areas and who have been practicing clinical medicine for 5 years or longer.
2. Those who enrolled in medical colleges or medical universities in the aforementioned countries or areas prior to December 31, 2022.
People who participate in the physician examination with an international academic certificate in accordance with the previous paragraph must present a certificate as proof that they have completed and passed clinical practice adaptation training held by the competent central authority at a designated teaching hospital.
Regarding the clinical practice adaptation training mentioned in the preceding subparagraph, the competent central authority determines the departments, durations, number of applicants accepted, designated teaching hospitals, training capacities, application procedures for selection and appointment, documents and principles for the priority order of appointment, standards for passing grades, approval of the clinical practice mentioned in paragraph 1, subparagraph 1, documents and certificates required, and other matters with which compliance is essential.
Article 4-2
The professional situation for anyone qualified for multiple medical professions such as physician, doctor of Chinese medicine or dentist shall be determined by the competent central authority.
Article 5
Anyone meeting any of the following conditions may not work as a physician. Anyone who has worked as a physician and has had the Physician Certificate revoked or cancelled
1. for having been confirmed through sentencing to have been in violation of the Narcotics Elimination Act or the Measures For The Control Of Narcotic Drugs
2. for having been confirmed through sentencing to have committed crimes against the Law for the Control of Narcotics
3. for having had the Physician Certificate cancelled as punishment according to the law
Article 6
Anyone who passes the Physician Examination may apply for a Physician Certificate.
Article 7
When applying for a Physician Certificate, application and proof of qualification shall be prepared and submitted to the competent central authority for approval and issue.
Physicians may apply for a Diplomate Certificate upon completion of Diplomate training and examination by the competent central authority.
The competent central authority may entrust the initial review for Diplomate examination mentioned in the previous item to the association for the related medical specialization. Anyone holding a Physician Certificate and who has completed related Diplomate training may participate in the relevant Diplomate examination. Diplomate branches and examination methods shall be determined by the competent central authority.
Article 7-1
Physicians may apply for a Diplomate Certificate upon completion of Diplomate training and approval by the competent central authority.
The competent central authority may entrust the initial review for Diplomate examination mentioned in the previous item to the association for the related medical specialization.
Anyone holding a Physician Certificate and who has completed related Diplomate training may participate in the relevant Diplomate examination.
Diplomate branches and examination methods shall be determined by the competent central authority.
Article 7-2
No one not holding a Physician Certificate may be designated the title of Physician.
No one not holding a Diplomate Certificate may be designated the title of Diplomate.
Article 7-3
The term "competent authorities" as used in this Act means, at central government level, the Ministry of Health and Welfare; at the special municipality level, the city government; at county (city) level, the county (city) government.
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