28th Nov

9:00-10:00 (UTC+8)

Session 6Panel: Legal regulation on telemedicine and telehealth 6198420

Because telemedicine includes medical behaviors such as diagnosis and treatment, it violates Article 11 of the Physician Act to regulate physicians’ obligations to practice in person.  Although telehealth industry continues to develop vigorously, there are still obstacles in the current laws, including only written consent be obtained for personal data authorization; the Cyber Security Management Act strickly regulate the hard-working healthcare professionals that do not understand information security technology.   If government can provides a credible authentication network, the written consent can also be changed to a digital signature to confirm the doctor and the patient are virtually in-person. The last issue would be the regulation loosening of the payment system, including national health insurance and other sources from private sectors.

Moderator: Heng-Shuen Chen, LL.M., M.D., Ph.D.

President, Telecare Industry Association, Taiwan, TIAT 
Vice Superintendent, Medical Research and Education, PCH 

The Panel discussion focuses on four issues: 1. physicians’ obligations to practice in person. 2.Consent/authorization of personal data. 3.Cyber Security Management. 4.National/Private health insurance.

1.Brief Introduction to topic and panelists (5 mins)
2.Legal regulations on telemedicine and telehealth in Taiwan Dr. Heng-Shuen Chen (10 mins)
3.Legal regulations on telemedicine and telehealth in Japan Prof. Toru Oga (10 mins)
4.Presentation or comments from other panelists (15 mins)
5.Q & A (20 mins)


  1. Chung-Liang Shih M.D.,Ph.D. Deputy Minister, Ministry of Health and Welfare (TW)
  2. Yu-Chuan Li, M.D. Ph.D. President, IMIA Elected (2021-2023) (TW)
  3. Tai-Yuan Chiu, M.D.  President, Taiwan Medical Association; Legislator of Taiwan Congress (TW)
  4. Heng-Shuen Chen LL.M., M.D., Ph.D. President, TIAT (TW)
  5. Toru OGA, PhD. Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Kyushu University (JP)
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    1. 1.
      Day 1: Nov 27th (Friday)
      1. 1.1
      2. 1.2
        Keynote-Telemedicine in Asia:
      3. 1.3
        Session 1 How Medical Profession face the Pandemic Part 1
      4. 1.4
        Session 2 How Medical Profession face the Pandemic Part II
      5. 1.5
        Session 3:“Update on telemedicine in Asia”
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      Day 2: Nov 28th (Saturday)