Section 50. All the affairs, properties, rights, liabilities and budget
of the Health System Research Institute on the part of the Office of the National
Health System Reform shall be transferred to be those of the Office under this
The officials of the Office of the National Health System Reform,
Health Systems Research Institute, shall be transferred to be officials of the
Office under this Act.
Any Government official or employee assigned to perform the
duties in the Office of the National Health System Reform, Health System
Research Institute, on the date this Act is published in the Government Gazette
shall, upon application in writing to the Secretary-General within sixty days
from the date this Act comes into force, be transferred to be an official or
employee of the Office as from the date of application thereof.
Section 51. All the regulations, rules, notifications or orders
relating to the performance of duties of the Office of the National Health
Reform shall apply to the performance of duties of the Office until the
regulation, rule, notification, or order is issued under this Act.
Section 52. The Government official transferred under section 50
shall be deemed to be retired from Government service by reason of the
dismissal or revocation of position in accordance with the law on Government
official’s gratuities and pensions, or the law on Government official’s pension
fund, as the case may be.
The employee transferred under section 50 shall be deemed to be
retired from employment by reason of revocation of position or retirement
without fault and shall be entitled to receive gratuities in accordance with the
Rule of the Ministry of Finance on employee’s gratuities.
Section 53. The provisions of section 52 shall apply mutatis
mutandis to the retirement from Government service of a Government official
or the retirement from employment of an employee who is recruited to the
Office; provided that such Government official or employee shall apply for recruitment in writing to the Office within one year from the date this Act
comes into force.
Section 54. The Acting Director of the Office of the National
Health System Reform on the date this Act is published in the Government
Gazette shall perform the duties of the Secretary-General for the time being
until NHC appoints the Secretary-General under this Act.
Section 55. In the initial stage, the Prime Minister shall complete
the appointment of the Selective Committee under section 19 within sixty days
from the date this Act comes into force, subject to the following rules:
(1) the Chairperson under section 19 (1) shall be appointed from a
person who has been a qualified member of the National Health System Reform
Committee under the Rule of the Office of the Prime Minister on National
Health System Reform, B.E. 2543 (2000);
(2) the Prime Minister shall appoint the qualified members under
section 19 (2) from the persons proposed by the Secretary-General.
The Selective Committee shall proceed with section 20 and
complete the process within two hundred and forty days from the date this Act comes into force.
General Surayuth Julanon
Remark:- The reasons for promulgation of this Act are as follows: Whereas
health means the state of human being which is perfect in physical, mental,
intellectual and social aspects, all of which are interrelated and integrated in
balance. Thus the established system of health care service should not focus
only on therapeutic service only. It, in fact, incurs huge expenses to be paid by
the State and the public. Such expenses become increasingly higher while the
diseases and health hazards vary and become more complicated. Hence, the
public should be well-informed and participate in the health system. The
complete health promotion and protection should be established. Therefore, it is
expedient to have the law on national health in order to settle the framework and
guidelines in formulating national policies, strategies and activities in respect of
national health, with organs and mechanism for securing continuous
performance of activities and participation from all sectors to lead to the
ultimate goal of health promotion, as well as to solve the problems in respect of
health for the public effectively and thoroughly. It is therefore expedient to
promulgate this Act.