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Korean J healthc assoc Infect Control Prev 2021; 26(2): 57-69

Published online December 31, 2021 https://doi.org/10.14192/kjicp.2021.26.2.57

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Acts and Public Notices on Healthcare-associated Infection Control & Prevention in the Republic of Korea

Mijin Lee1, Sumin Kim2, Su Ha Han3, Young Hwa Choi1,4

Department of Medical Humanities & Social Medicine, Ajou University School of Medicine1, Suwon, Department of Medical Law and Ethics, Division of Humanities and Social Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine2, Seoul, Department of Nursing, Soon Chun Hyang University3, Cheonan, Department of Infectious Diseases, Ajou University School of Medicine4, Suwon, Korea

Correspondence to: Young Hwa Choi
E-mail: yhwa1805@ajou.ac.kr
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5254-3101

Received: November 24, 2021; Revised: December 6, 2021; Accepted: December 7, 2021

This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0).

Abstract

Infectious diseases provide an opportunity to recognize the need for infection control in medical institutions, leading to the enactment and revision of related laws. We examined laws and public notifications such as the Medical Service Act and Infectious Disease Control and Prevention Act in chronological order and propose the direction for future amendment of laws and public notifications.

Keywords: Healthcare-associated Infection, Infectious Disease Control and Prevention Act, Medical Service Act

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