Friday, October 28, 2005
Korean Constitutional Court Says Physicians and Hospitals May Advertise More; Current Law Unconstitutional
In a six to three decision, the Korean Constitutional Court ruled yesterday that the nation's current law banning all but strictly informational advertising pertaining to medical information was unconstitutional. The Court said that doctors and hospitals may publish truthful information via print or broadcasting if it is intended to inform consumers. It would also encourage competition among health-care providers. Read more here. In February the Health Ministry began revising regulations to allow hospitals and other health care facitilies to advertise on television and radio. Read more here.