Thailand National Health Act B.E. 2550 (2007)

  • General Information

The National Health Act B.E. 2550 (2007) issued on 3rd March 2007 states in Section 46 that the National Health Commission will be responsible for the preparation of the “Statute of National Health System” to be used as a framework and guideline in making policy, strategy, and activities on national health to be submitted for the approval of the Cabinet.  Section 47 of the Act indicates that ‘the promotion, the support, the use, and the development of local wisdom relate to health, Thai traditional medicine, indigenous medicine and other forms of alternative medicine’ must be one of the essential elements of the Statute of National Health System.

Under National Health Act B.E. 2550, “Health Assembly”, which can be divided into 3 categories; namely, the locality-based health assembly, the issue-based health assembly, and the National Health Assembly, shall be organized as an instrument and a learning process to develop participatory public policies on health and pushing for practicability.  The issue-based health assembly on Thai traditional and alternative medicine was organized several times on various related issues.  The statute and the assembly are a significant forum for drawing up policy recommendations and guidelines for the development of traditional medicine, indigenous medicine and alternative medicine using a broad-scale participatory process.1

  • Contact Details

National Health Commission
National Health Commission Office of Thailand
National Health Building, 3rd Floor,
88/39, Tiwanont 14 Rd., Muang District,
Nonthaburi 11000 Thailand.
Tel: +66-2832-9000
Website: http://en.nationalhealth.or.th/

Reference:

  1. The National Health Act B.E. 2550.The Royal Gazette. Vol. 124, Part 16a. 19 March 2007.

 

National Health Commission

National Health Commission Office of Thailand

National Health Building, 3rd Floor,

88/39, Tiwanont 14 Rd., Muang District,

Nonthaburi 11000 Thailand.

Tel: +66-2832-9000

Website: http://en.nationalhealth.or.th/