20 April 2010

Thailand’s New Rules & Procedures for the Health Impact Assessment of Public Policies

Thailand's National Health Commission Office has issued revised rules and procedures for HIA's use:

Rules and Procedures for the Health Impact Assessment of Public Policies [294Kb]

The document clarifies the rights and obligations of citizens, government and industry in relation to HIA. It's an interesting read and provides a detailed account of Thailand's far-reaching health impact assessment regulations.

Much of the recent media coverage of the Mab Ta Phut case in Thailand has focused on the burden that HIA is placing on business. This document provides a more balanced and nuanced perspective on the regulations and practices that underpin Thailand's innovative approach to 'healthy development'.