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Deepening interdepartmental cooperation to construct solid communication bridges Taiwan Kaohsiung District Prosecutors Office holds meeting with Department of Health, Kaohsiung City Government to discuss new system for mediating medical disputes

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In response to the implementation of new system regulated by Medical Accident Prevention and Dispute Resolution Act, which took effect on January 1, 2014, Taiwan High Prosecutors Office convened relevant departments in December of 2013 to hold a meeting on "Strategies for Implementing Medical Accident Prevention and Dispute Resolution Act ." During this meeting, Q&A was offered to be the guidance for frontline prosecutors and medical institutions regarding cases related to the implementation of the Act. The meeting also resolved that district prosecutions offices should establish task forces or specialized units for handling such cases and strengthen horizontal communication and coordination.

Recognizing the effectiveness of the mediation system relies on collaborative efforts among administrative authorities, medical institutions, and district prosecutions offices, the Kaohsiung District Prosecutors Office actively deliberated and established communication mechanisms and operational procedures with relevant parties. On February 24, 2014, led by Head Prosecutor, Taiwan Kaohsiung District Prosecutors Office LIN,CHIH-YU, director of the medical affairs division, accompanied by prosecutor WU,LING-CHIA, colleagues from the administrative department, and Head Prosecutor HSIEH,CHANG-HSIA from the Qiaotou District Prosecutors Office, they visited the Department of Health, Kaohsiung City Government to meet with

Director-General HUANG,CHIH-CHUNG and colleagues from the Medical Affairs Division to discuss practical operational matters, including the planning of local medical dispute mediation meetings, acceptance procedures, handling methods for medical professional consultations under Article 9 of the new law, and the analysis of medical dispute cases under Article 21(2), retrieval and provision of relevant information, and designated contact points. They also discussed promoting practical communications with local medical institutions and the Physicians' Association, aiming to enhance the operation and coordination processes of the mediation system through meetings and exchanging views, thereby strengthening the effectiveness of interdepartmental cooperation.

In the future, Taiwan Kaohsiung District Prosecutors Office will continue to enhance exchanges and cooperation with local administrative authorities and relevant medical institutions through contact meetings. Guided by the conclusions of the meeting on "Strategies for Implementing Medical Accident Prevention and Dispute Resolution Act " held by Taiwan High Prosecutors Office, We will actively promote mechanisms for resolving disputes outside the court, facilitate rational dialogue between doctors and patients, and safeguard the rights and interests of both parties involved.

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