Indonesia Aims to Finalize Health Law Regulations by End of 2023, Including Regulations for Tobacco and Electronic Cigarette Products

 

According to Indonesian media outlet Mediaindonesia, Indonesia is expected to finalize the derivative regulations of the 2023 Health Law by the end of 2023. These derivative regulations will include the protection of addictive substances in tobacco and electronic cigarette products.

Earlier, Indonesian Minister of Health Budi Gunadi Sadikin had stated that these derivative regulations could be completed as early as the end of September 2022. Siti Nadia Tarmizi, the Head of Public Service and Communication at the Indonesian Ministry of Health, stated in an interview that the regulatory work is still ongoing. While it may take longer than expected, no discussions on any regulation have reached a deadlock.

Diah Satyani Saminarsih, the founder and CEO of the Center for Indonesian Strategic Development Initiatives (CISDI), pointed out that the main issues in the health law regulations include the management of healthcare workers, the integration of primary health services, healthcare for non-communicable diseases, the protection of addictive substances in tobacco and electronic cigarette products, emergency care for abnormal conditions and pandemics, health financing, community involvement, and governance of guidance and supervision.