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Title: Physicians Act CH
Category: Ministry of Health and Welfare(衛生福利部)
Chapter 5 Associations
Article 31
Medical Association shall be divided into special municipality and county (city) associations. A national medical association may also be established at the site of the central government.
Article 32
The area covered by a Medical Association shall follow current administrative divisions. One area may only contain one association of any given status. However, this rule does not apply to those established prior to the adjustments and changes of the administrative divisions.
Physicians, doctors of Chinese medicine and dentists shall organize their respective associations.
Article 33
Special municipality and county (city) medical associations shall be organized by more than 21 physicians practicing within the administrative region. In areas with less than 21 practicing physicians, physicians may join the association a neighboring area or organize a joint association with physicians in a neighboring area.
Article 34
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Article 35
The National Medical Association shall be organized by at least one third of all special municipality and county (city) medical associations.
Article 36
Medical Associations at each level shall be managed by the authority managing civil organizations. The associations objectives shall be guided and supervised by the competent authority.
Article 37
Each Medical Association shall have directors and supervisors elected at a general members (representative) meeting, and shall establish a board of directors and a board of supervisors, the size of which shall be as follows:
1. the number of directors in a county (city) medical association may not exceed 21 persons.
2. the number of directors in a special municipality medical association may not exceed 27 persons.
3. the number of directors in the National Medical Association may not exceed 45 persons. Each county(city),special municipality medical association shall have at least one director.
4. the number of directors in medical associations at each level may not exceed one half of the total number of members (representatives) .
5. the number of supervisors in Medical Associations at each level may not exceed one third of the number of directors in each medical association Medical Associations at each level may appoint deputy directors and deputy supervisors.
Their numbers may not exceed one third of the number of directors and supervisors in each Medical Association.
Boards with more than three directors or supervisors may elect executive directors and supervisors. Their numbers may not exceed one third of the number of directors or supervisors, and the directors shall choose on Chairman of the Board from among the executive directors. Medical Associations not appointing executive directors shall choose the chairman of the board from among the directors. Medical Associations with more than three executive supervisors shall choose one supervisor as convener of the supervisory board.
The term for directors and supervisors shall be three years. Not more than one half may be reelected for a consecutive term. The Chairman of the Board of Directors may only serve two consecutive terms.
Article 37-1
A Medical Association shall hold an annual general members (representatives) meeting. If necessary, it may call extraordinary general meetings.
Medical Associations with more than 300 members may according to the regulations in the articles of association define areas according to membership distribution. Representatives shall be chosen in proportion to the number of members, and convene a general members representative meeting to implement the authority of the general members meeting.
Article 38
Medical Associations shall formulate articles of association, create a membership record and a brief record listing the experience of elected personnel to be submitted for registration to the local authority managing civil organizations. The same material shall be sent to the competent central and local authorities for their reference.
Article 39
The articles of association of each Medical Association shall clearly state the following items:
1. Name, area and location of association
2. Main aim, organizational mission and undertakings
3. membership entry and exit
4. membership fee and payment period
5. number of directors and supervisors, their authority, length of term, election and dismissal
6. meeting regulations for general members (representatives) meeting and board of directors and supervisors meetings
7. treaty by which members shall abide
8. regulations for the implementation of medical assistance to the poor
9. expenditures and accounting
10. amendments to the articles of association 11. other items necessary to handle the affairs of the Medical Association
Article 40
Special municipality and county (city) Medical Associations must abide by the articles of association and resolutions by medical associations at a higher level. If Medical Association at any level is in violation of law, articles of association, or articles of association or resolution by a medical association at a higher level, the authority in charge of civil organizations may issue the following penalties:
1. warning
2. revoke the resolution
3. remove its directors and supervisors
4. adjustment within a specified period of time
The penalties in clauses 1 and 2 in the previous item may also be issued by the competent authority.
Article 41
Members of a Medical Association in violation of the law or the articles of association, may be penalized by the Medical Association may according to the articles of association or resolution by the board of directors, the board of supervisors, or the members (representatives) general meeting.
Article 41-1
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Article 41-2
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