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Journal of the Korean Medical Association 2016;59(8):612-621.
Published online August 24, 2016.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5124/jkma.2016.59.8.612   
Establishing a basis for self-regulation: revision of Medical Law
Yunjung Heo
Department of Humanities and Social Medicine, School of Medicine, Ajou University, Suwon, Korea. yunjungheo@naver.com
In 2015, reuse of disposable needles at a few local clinics caused herd infections of hepatitis. This triggered a review of the current medical license control system and resulted in the revision of the Medical Law to increase regulation of medical doctors. This article explores the basis and direction of self-regulation of medical profession in terms the revision cases of the Medical Law and new ways to restructure the legal system with regard to medicine. It is expected a self-regulation scheme can be developed based on medical professionalism and new medical laws of Korea.
Key Words: Self-regulation, Medical profession, Medical Law, Korea
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