1. Ministry of Education (hereafter referred to as the Ministry) formulated these regulations for the purpose of allowing municipal and county (city) governments to effectively utilize the central government's subsidy for expenditure for elementary and junior high school student health examinations, improving the quality of health examinations, and fulfilling the executive effectiveness of its plan and assessment of related budget making and implementation status.
2. Municipal and county (city) governments shall submit their expenditure requirement forms for the next year regarding their number of first grade students at junior high schools, and first and fourth graders at elementary schools, and budget making for NT$250 each student to the Ministry for audit before January 10 annually.
3. The Ministry carefully subsidizes expenditures for municipal and county (city) governments for student health examinations in accordance of central government's financial resources.Additionally, municipal and county (city) governments shall budget enough expenditure required according to actual need.
4. Municipal and county (city) governments shall use the expenditure for student health examinations exclusively for these designated purposes：for student health examinations, referral reexamination, necessary corrective treatment and follow-up, as well as related administrative expenses.
5. Municipal and county (city) governments shall finish their annual Student Health Examination Work Plan and submit it to the Ministry for future reference annually by May 31st.
The work plan shall include items as follows:
a. Examination items and contents;
b. Expenditure allocation and application method;
c. Bidding method (shall be awarded according to fixed amount);
d. Tender evaluation and selection process;
e. Quality control and audit methods;
f. Penalties or remedies for the defaulted contractor; and
g. Other supplementary matters.
The examination items shall be conducted in compliance with the Student Health Examination Standards Table. Municipal and county (city) governments can add other examination items as needed.
6. Municipal and county (city) governments shall draw up a Student Health Examination job description as contract a attachment and performance target.
The job description shall stipulate provisions as follows:
a. Information regarding the work staff, their qualifications,the examination procedure, and examination methods in accordance to the“Student Health Examination Manual” by the Ministry.
b. Contractors shall provide within the specified contract period an analytical report regarding health examination data of schools, the entire municipality or county (city) in which students have been examined, including written reports and e-files that can be uploaded to the health information management system.
c. Remedies for Rights and benefits protection and damages claim concerning students examined.
7. Municipal and county (city) governments shall complete the annual tendering procedure for student health examination by July 31st, and complete the check and acceptance of execution of contract by January 31st of the next year.
8. Municipal and county (city) governments shall ask directors of student affairs or section chiefs of hygiene at the schools where students are to be examined, as assistant inspection personnel, whom can be aided by students’parents or volunteers, to inspect the identification, qualification of the health examination group and examination process, ensure that the contractor carries out their examination work in compliance with the procurement contract provisions, and to oversee the quality of student health examination.
9. Municipal and county (city) governments shall send representatives unannounced to schools to assess on-the-spot the execution and progress of procurement contract of student health examination.
10. Municipal and county (city) governments shall upload the results of the Student Health Examination to the health information system of the Ministry within one month after check-up and acceptance.
11. The Ministry may set up an external audit team and send those members to the municipal and county (city) governments to make on-the-spot assessments.
12. The Ministry may regard the results accomplished by the municipal and county (city) governments as bases used by central government to assess local governments.
13. Municipal and county (city) governments may draw up relevant supplementary regulations for matters not covered by the provisions of this regulation according to actual need.