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Italy (Bolzano) / Health / Decree of the President of the Council of Ministers on November 29, 2001. Definition of basic levels of care.

IT24_IT0_Decree of the President of the Council of Ministers on November 29, 2001. Definition of basic levels of care._2001

Name of the country Italy (Bolzano)
Sector Health
Name of the document (original) Decreto del presidente del consiglio dei ministri 29 novembre 2001. Definizione dei livelli essenziali di assistenza.
Name of the document (English) Decree of the President of the Council of Ministers on November 29, 2001. Definition of basic levels of care.
Administrative level National
Type of the document Legislation
Year of adoption 2001
Foreseen duration Unlimited
Sector Health
Territorial unit (NUTS/LAU) IT0
Authority President of the Council of Ministers
Availability in English No
Legally binding Legally binding
SGI coverage SSGI
Integration as a concept Yes
Integration elements
Adm. levels
Fin. sources
Description Agreements between the government, the regions and the autonomous provinces of Trento and Bolzano on essential levels of health care
Major objectives Provision of essential level of assistance:
1. Collettive health care within life and work
2. District assistence
3. Hospital care
Short Summary This Decree defines, in accordance with Article 1 of the Legislative Decree 30 December 1992, n. 502, and subsequent amendments and additions the essential levels of care. It covers the delivery and maintenance of the essential levels of care across the country in accordance with the agreements between state, regions and autonomous provinces. The following levels are mentioned: 1. Assistance in the collective health care in life and working environment (A. prevention of infectious and parasitic diseases B. protection of the community and individuals against the risks associated with living environments, including the health effects of environmental pollution C. Protection of society and the individual from injury and health risks associated with the workplace D. veterinary public health E. hygienic protection of foodstuffs; nutritional surveillance and prevention F. addressed to the person prevention activities - compulsory and recommended vaccinations - screening programs G. Medical-legal service).
2. District Support: (A. Basic health care - primary care in the ambulance and at home - continuity of care at night and on holidays - Medical tourism (on the determination of the region) B. territorial health emergency activities C. Pharmaceutical care delivered through local pharmacies D. Integrated Support - supply of dietary products in particular categories - supply of health facilities to patients with diabetes mellitus E. specialist outpatient care - therapeutic services and rehabilitation - diagnostic imaging and laboratory; F. Prosthetic Assistance; G. territorial ambulance and home care, H. Territorial residential and semi-residential support; I. Thermal Assistance
3. Hospital care.
With the Agreement of August 8, 2001 the regions have undertaken to cope with any additional financial needs by their own means, in accordance with paragraph 2 of the same agreement. In any case, they have committed themselves to take all possible initiatives for the proper and efficient management of the service, in order to contain expenditure within available resources and to maintain the provision of benefits included in the essential levels of care (attachment 4).
Centralised/decentralised Decentralised
Governance model
Public services
Public-private partnership
Type of finance
No sources available.
Sources of finance
Stakeholders' list
Federal/national State
State/provincial/departmental Autonomous Province Health care institutions
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