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  1. The NHI Card is designed with many security features to prevent counterfeiting, and its contents can only be read on dedicated card readers. These card readers can only be operated after having a “Security Authentication Module” card installed, and a strict authorization and mutual recognition system (such as doctors being required to use their “health professional cards” to access the information in the readers) has been adopted. Because access to the reader cards is tightly controlled, you do not have to worry about your private records leaking out.
  2. You can also choose whether to open the NHI Card’s cryptographic functions (new card’s default setting is password disabled). Once a password is set, even if there is a card reader and a security module, you must still enter the correct password in order to read the card’s information.
  3. The password can be set at any NHIA joint service center or liaison office or township (towns, cities, districts) government. Exclusive NHI card readers can be used to set, change or remove your password. If you forget your password, please call 0800-030-598 to remove the password setting.