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Law of the People´s Republic of China on Maternal and Infant Health Care


Adopted at the Tenth Meeting of the Standing Committee of the Eighth National People's Congress on October 27, 1994, promulgated by Order No.33 of the President of the People's Republic of China on October 27, 1994, and effective as of June 1, 1995

Contents

Chapter I General Provisions

Chapter II Pre-marital Health Care

Chapter III Health Care During the Pregnant and Perinatal Period

Chapter IV Technical Appraisement

Chapter V Administrative Management

Chapter VI Legal Liability

Chapter VII Supplementary Provisions

Chapter I General Provisions

Article 1 This Law is formulated in accordance with the Constitution with a view to ensuring the health of mothers and infants and improving the quality of the newborn population.

Article 2 The State shall develop the maternal and infant health care undertakings and provide necessary conditions and material aids so as to ensure that mothers and infants receive medical and health care services.

The State shall support and assist the maternal and infant health care undertakings in outlying and poverty-stricken areas.

Article 3 People's governments at various levels shall exercise leadership in the work of maternal and infant health care.

The undertakings of maternal and infant health care shall be included in the plans for national economic and social development.

Article 4 The administrative department of public health under the State Council shall be in charge of the work of maternal and infant health care throughout the country, put forth the guiding principles for the work in different areas and at different administrative levels in light of their specific conditions, and exercise supervision and management of the nationwide work of maternal and infant health care.

Other relevant departments under the State Council shall, within the scope of their respective functions and duties, cooperate with the administrative department of public health to make a success of the work of maternal and infant health care.

Article 5 The State shall encourage and support education and scientific research in the field of maternal and infant health care, popularize the advanced and practical technique for maternal and infant health care and disseminate the scientific knowledge in this field.

Article 6 Awards shall be granted to organizations and individuals that have made remarkable achievements in the work of maternal and infant health care or achieved significant results in scientific research of maternal and infant health care.


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