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Title: Directions Governing Central Government Subsidies for Special Municipality and County (City) Government Expenses for Conducting Elementary and Junior High School Students Health Examinations Ch
Date: 2024.01.17
Legislative: 1. Ministry of Education Order Tai-Ti (3) Zi No. 0980054455C: entire text of thirteen articles promulgated on May 7, 2009, with immediate effect.
2. Ministry of Education Order Tai-Ti (2) Zi No. 0990226900C issued on January 7, 2011: amendments to take effect on December 25, 2010. (The original title was “Regulations Governing Central Government's Subsidy for Expenditure of County (City) Governments
of Taiwan Province on Elementary and Junior High
School Students Health Examination.”)
3. Ministry of Education Order Tai-Ti (2) Zi No. 1010104475C issued on July 5, 2012: amendments to Article 2 and Article 7, with immediate effect.
4. Ministry of Education Order Tai-Ti (2) Zi No.1010229680B issued on December 7, 2012: amendments to the entire text of thirteen articles, to take effect on January 1, 2013.
5. Ministry of Education Order Tai-Jiao-Shou-Guo-Bu-Zi No. 1120181033A issued on January 17, 2024: amendments to Article 2 and Article 8 of the Directions Governing Central Government Subsidies for Special Municipality and County (City) Government Expenses
for Conducting Elementary and Junior High School Students Health Examinations, with immediate effect.
Content: I. These Directions have been specially formulated by the Ministry of Education’s K-12 Education Administration (hereunder abbreviated to “the K-12 Education Administration”) in order to enable special municipality and county (city) governments to effectively utilize the central government's subsidies for the costs of elementary and junior high school student health examinations, to improve the quality of student health examinations, and to implement the effective execution of their plans, related budget compilation, and assessment of the
implementation process.
II. Special municipality and county (city) governments shall compile a table of their funding requirements for the coming year before February 10 each year, based on the number of students in the first grade of junior high schools under their jurisdiction, and in the first and fourth grades of elementary schools under their jurisdiction and shall compile their budgets using the most recently adjusted funding requirement per-student amounts determined by the K-12 Education Administration, and shall submit these to the K-12 Education Administration for review. 
National junior high schools and national elementary schools shall be included in the schools handled by the special municipality or county (city) government where they are located.
III. The special municipality and county (city) government expenses for student health examinations are subsidized by the central government, taking into consideration the central government's financial resources, and special municipality and county (city) governments shall set out the funding they require based on their actual needs.
IV. Special municipality and county (city) governments shall spend the funding allocated for student health examinations exclusively for that purpose: its use is limited to expenses related to student health examinations, referrals for re-examination, and necessary corrective treatments and follow-up checks and their administration.
V. Special municipality and county (city) governments shall complete a Student Health Examination Work Plan by May 31 each year and submit it to the K-12 Education Administration for future reference.
The work plan referred to in the previous paragraph shall include the following items:
a. Examination items and their content;
b. Funding allocated and how it will be used;
c. How bids will be invited (shall be awarded for a fixed amount);
d. Tender evaluation and selection method;
e. Quality control and audit methods;
f. Method for handling penalties or remedies if a contractor does not fully honor the contract; and
g. Other supplementary matters.
The examination items referred to in the first item of the previous paragraph shall be conducted in compliance with the Student Health Examination Standards Table. Special municipality and county (city) governments may add other examination items as needed.
VI. Special municipality and county (city) governments shall draw up a statement of work for student health examinations, to be included as an attachment to the contract and a statement of what the contractor is undertaking to do.
The statement of work referred to in the previous paragraph shall stipulate details of the following:
a. Matters regarding the student health examinations work personnel, their qualifications, the examination procedure, and examination methods to be paid attention to, in accordance with the Ministry of Education’s Student Health Examination Manual.
b. Within the period specified in the contract, contractors shall provide an analytical report and the health examination data of each school and/or any entire special municipality or county (city) for which it conducted student health examinations, in hard copy format and as an electronic file that can be uploaded to the health information management system.
c. Methods for handling the protection of the associated rights of students who receive health examinations and any claims for compensation.
VII. Special municipality and county (city) governments shall complete the annual tendering procedure for student health examinations by August 31 each year, and inspect and accept the completion of the contracted work by January 31 of the following year.
VIII. During the term of the contract, the special municipality and county (city) governments shall ask the designated director of student affairs or health and hygiene section chief of each school conducting student health examinations to be responsible for acting as inspectors, to check the identification and the qualifications of the health examination team members, and the examination process, to ensure that contractors carry out the student health examinations work in accordance with the procurement contract, and to ensure the quality of the student health examinations, and they may enlist the assistance of students’ parents or volunteers.
IX. Special municipality and county (city) governments shall dispatch personnel to each school at non-set times to conduct on-site appraisals of the execution of student health examination procurement contracts and related progress.
X. Special municipality l and county (city) governments shall complete uploading the data from the results of the student health examinations to the health information system of the K-12 Education Administration within one month after it has been checked and accepted.  
XI. The K-12 Education Administration may set up an external audit team to go to special municipality and county (city) governments to conduct onsite assessments.
XII. The K-12 Education Administration may use the results of the work done by the special municipality and county (city) governments as the basis for assessments of local government use of central government subsidies.
XIII. Special municipality and county (city) governments may draw up relevant supplementary regulations for matters not covered by the provisions of these Directions based on their actual needs.

 
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