Regulations for the implementation

Regulations for the implementation

DECISION OF 
THE MINISTER OF LABOUR AND SOCIAL AFFAIRS
 NO. 128/INSURANCE DATED 25/10/1421 H.
THE MINISTER OF LABOUR AND SOCIAL AFFAIRS,
Having reviewed the Social Insurance Law issued under the Royal Decree No. M/33 Dated 03/09/1421 H; 
Having reviewed the old Social Insurance Law Implementing Regulations constituting the rules and procedures for registration, assessment and collection of contributions, survey of establishments, submission of appeals, rules and procedures for application of the Annuities Branch, rules and procedures for application of the Occupational Hazards Branch, rules and procedures for regulating the activities of the inspection agencies and rules and procedures for the medical board membership, issued by the Decisions of the Minister of Labour and Social Affairs No. 2/Insurance dated 11/09/1392 H., No. 15/Insurance dated 28/01/1395 H., No. 19/Insurance dated 07/11/1395 H., No. 61/Insurance dated 06/04/1402 H., and No. 104/Insurance dated 12/03/1411 H., respectively, and the relevant amending decisions; 
As the new Law demands issuance of new implementing regulations taking into consideration the new and revised provisions thereof; 
And pursuant to the Decision of the Board of Directors of the General Organization for Social Insurance No. 735 dated 25/10/1421 H. concerning the Regulations adopted in substitution for the said old Regulations;
DECIDES THE FOLLOWING: 
ARTICLE (1)
For the purposes of application of the provisions of the Social Insurance Law issued under the Royal Decree No. M/33 dated 03/09/1421 H., the following Regulations attached hereto shall be put into effect:
1.  Registration and Contribution Regulations.
2.  Annuities Branch Benefits Regulations.
3.  Occupational Hazards Branch Benefits Regulations.
4.  Medical Board Regulations.
ARTICLE (2)
For the purposes of definition of the terms set out in the Regulations mentioned in the preceding Article, they shall have the meanings provided for in Article (2) of the Law and in the said individual Regulations in addition to the meanings of the following terms:
1.  New Law: The Social Insurance Law issued under the Royal Decree No. M/33 dated 03/09/1421 H.
2. Old Law: The Social Insurance Law issued under the Royal Decree No. M/22 dated 06/09/1389 H.
ARTICLE (3)
The provisions of these Implementing Regulations shall be considered as supplementing, explaining and elaborating the provisions of the Law.
ARTICLE (4)
1. The Governor of the General Organization for Social Insurance shall determine the specifications, terms, usages and submission dates of the necessary forms and certificates for the implementation of the Regulations attached hereto. The Governor shall also amend such forms and certificates by addition, omission, integration, cancellation or creation of new ones. He may also explain or detail any of the provisions of the said Regulations. 
2. For the purposes of improving the work progress, the Governor may obligate all or some employers to commit to electronically deal with the Organization. 
3. The Governor may delegate some of his powers provided for in the attached Regulations to such officials of the Organization as he may designate.
ARTICLE (5)
1. For the purposes of application of the provisions of paragraph (2) of Article (68) of the Law, the Regulations implementing the old Law issued by the Ministerial Decisions referred to in the preamble of this Decision shall become null and void.
2. The previously issued decisions concerning special handling of certain cases of employers and contributors shall remain valid, provided that they do not contradict the provisions of the Law and the Regulations attached hereto.
3. The decisions already issued in respect of the work organization and procedures shall remain valid so long as they do not contradict the provisions of the said Law and Regulations until they are amended or replacement decisions are issued.
ARTICLE (6)
This Decision and the Regulations attached hereto shall be published in the official gazette and shall take effect from the date on which the Law is put into effect, and the Governor of the General Organization for Social Insurance shall take the necessary measures to give effect thereto.
Ali I. Al-Namlah 
Minister of Labour and Social Affairs