Chapter II Organic Laws and Regulations, and Names of Agencies
Organic laws governing agencies and organizations shall be described as “codes”. However, organic laws governing agencies that have similar functions and similar authority but fall under different jurisdiction areas shall be described as “acts”.
Organic decrees governing agencies shall be described as “regulations”. However, organic decrees governing agencies that have similar functions and similar authority but fall under different jurisdiction areas shall be described as “regulations”.
After the promulgation of this Code, with the exception of this Code and organic laws and regulations of various agencies, no other laws or regulations may be used to govern the organization of agencies.
The names of administrative agencies shall be defined as follows:
1. Yuan: First-level agency.
2. Ministry: Second-level agency.
3. Council, Commission: Second-level agency or independent agency.
4. Administration, Bureau: Third-level agency.
5. Branch: Fourth-level agency.
An agency may also be named otherwise due to special nature of its functions.
Organic laws and regulations of agencies shall contain the following:
1. Agency name.
2. Basis or purpose for establishing the agency.
3. Superior-subordinate relationship with other agencies.
4. Authority and functions of the agency.
5. Job title, official position and number of agency heads and deputy heads.
6. Job title, official position and number of political posts within the agency.
7. Job title and official position of the chief of staff.
8. Names of subordinate agencies (if any) established according to agency functions.
9. Existence period of agency (if any).
10.Scope of collegial decisions, parliamentary procedures and resolution approaches adopted in case of an independent agency.
For agencies whose organization is governed by laws, the division of duties within internal units shall be stipulated by regulations governing departmental affairs. For agencies whose organization is governed by decrees, the division of duties within internal units shall be stipulated by operational regulations.
Agencies may establish detailed charts of hierarchical responsibilities to define the authorized scope of hierarchical responsibilities and delegation of authority according to rank.