Thailand Statute on National Health System B.E. 2552(2009)

  • General Information

Chapter 7 of the Statute on National Health System B.E. 2552 (2009) prepared by the National Health Commission entitles and deals with the “promotion, support, use and development of local health wisdom, Thai traditional medicine, indigenous medicine, and other alternative medicine”.6,7 The chapter which covers principles (Section 53), goals (Section 54-60), and measures (Section 61-67) is shown in Annex 1.

In addition, on 18 December 2009, the Second Session of the National Health Assembly passed resolutions on seven issues, one of which or ‘Resolution 7’ was on the “Development of Thai traditional medicine, indigenous medicine and alternative medicine to be mainstream health care system in parallel with modern medicine”.  Resolution 7 of the Second National Health Assembly requested the National Commission on Traditional Knowledge Development for Health, Department for Development of Thai Traditional and Alternative Medicine, and the Division of Medical Registration (now Bureau of Sanatorium and Art of Healing) to serve as core agencies to work together with other relevant agencies and networks in the public sector, academia, and civil society in carrying out actions according to Chapter 7 of the 2009 Statute of National Health System.1 Various measures and actions were proposed for implementation to achieve the goals set in the Statute as shown in Annex 1.  Resolution 7 also requested the Secretary-General of the National Health Commission to report the progress in the implementation of the resolution to the 4th National Health Assembly.1,2

  • 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 Statute on National Health System B.E. 2552 (2009). The Royal Gazette. Vol. 126, Part 175. 2 December 2009.
  2. National Health Commission Office of Thailand. Statute on National Health System B.E. 2552 (2009).  [cited 2012 Oct 6]. Available from: http://en.nationalhealth.or.th/sites/default/files/fromNHCThailand/data/statute_nh_system_en.pdf

 

 

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/