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description Journal article public Buletin Penelitian Sistem Kesehatan

Regulation of Legislation in Utilization of Foreign Health Workers (FHW) in Indonesia

Tri Juni Angkasawati, Turniani Laksmiarti
Published October 2014

Abstract

Background: One of the impact of AFTA 2010 (Asean Free Trade Area) is a broader aspect of global world trade. Trade flows not only occur on public goods but also services, including health workers which now can freely get access to various countries. Objective:The aim of this study was to review policies on the employment of foreign health workers (FHW) in order to provide recommendations on specific matters concerning legal protection to people who utilize health services and were treated by FHW. Methods:The method of this study was conducting a policy review with a normative and predictive approaches. This review depicted a clear and deep understanding of the form and implementation of policies related to planning, utilization as well as guidance and supervision of foreign health workers (FHW) in Indonesia. Results: This study discovered that there were 7 (seven) fundamental policies to regulate FHW that covers licensing, certification and registration, competence, area of activities, time restriction, compensation and sanction. Recommendation: This study recommends a socialization on FHW regulations. In addition, the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Manpower, Ministry of Home Affairs and the immigration office need to enhance their commitment to promote FHW regulations.

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