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Commission to raise awareness of living wills

30 June 2015--
 
The National Health Commission Office (NHCO) is planning to raise public awareness about terminal patients' right to die, after the Supreme Administrative Court recently endorsed the legitimacy of "living wills".
Recent News

Health assemblies’ as the basis of ‘deliberative democracy’

08 July 2015--

A three-day discussion was organized on the occasion of the 9th anniversary of the National Health Commission Office. Representatives of 11 social and health organizations were invited to discuss the reform of health systems and democracy.

Six measures to control gold mines

08 July 2015--

On June 11, 2015, Deputy Public Health Minister Somsak Chunharas had a meeting with four groups of people concerned about the impacts of mining on the public.

Overpriced medical care could bring down Thai health system

30 June 2015--

Thousands of Thai patients are checking out of private hospitals with hefty bills - creating many doubters who blame the "medical tourism policy" which attracts a growing number of patients from higher-income nations.

Healthcare shift 'raised awareness on democracy'

30 June 2015--

In the three-day forum titled "Health System and Democratic Conscious Reform", more than 1,000 representatives of public and private sectors discussed topics related to health systems reform and participatory democracy.
Publications

National Health Act

Thailand’s Rules and Procedures for Health Impact Assessment

Ministerial Regulation on Implementing a Living Will

FAQ about National Health Assembly

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