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Health Management for Foreign Workers

Health Management for Foreign Laborers Health Management for Foreign Laborers

The Law on Employment and its by-laws stipulates that health examination is required for all foreign workers, housemaids and caretakers upon their arrival in Taiwan, and again in the 6th, 18th, and 30th month during their stay for employment. Items of examination include chest X-ray, syphilis test, stool examination for parasites, physical examination (including mental condition), and examination for Hansen's disease. The Department of Health has also set up telephone hotlines: 1999 (2375-9800 ext 1953, 1956, or 1959) offering advice to foreign workers.