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New law covers workers’ medical expenses up to Bt2 million

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The Labour Ministry has issued a new ministerial regulation increasing the ceiling for medical expenses an employer must cover for an employee from Bt1 million to Bt2 million.

The regulation, which relates to workers being treated at public hospitals, was published in the Royal Gazette and is backdated to January 2016. 
The new regulation aims to be in line with the current economic situation.
The new law has maintained the previous ministerial regulation of payment steps for employers to cover workers’ medical expenses - starting from up to Bt50,000 - but has increased the maximum payment.

Published : July 25, 2017

By : The Nation