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SI33_SI0_Health Services Act_1992

Name of the country Slovenia
Sector Health
Name of the document (original) Zakon o zdravstveni dejavnosti
Name of the document (English) Health Services Act
Administrative level National
Type of the document Legislation
Year of adoption 1992
Foreseen duration Unlimited
Sector Health
Territorial unit (NUTS/LAU) SI0
Authority Ministry of health
Availability in English No
Legally binding Non binding
SGI coverage SGI/SSGI
Integration as a concept No (integration stated below is minor/minimal)
Integration elements
Adm. levels
Fin. sources
Description Providers of services: In the context of primary health care activities, the social welfare institutions and institutions for training and education of children and adolescents with mental and physical disorder, can carry out basic health care and medical rehabilitation for its occupants. Those institutions can organize for their residents also other primary health care and specialist conciliar activities in accordance with the nature of the Institution and the network of public health services.
Major objectives Regarding the accessibility of SGI the Act aims that public health service is organized in such a way that emergency medical assistance, including emergency medical services and supply of the emergency medicines is accessible to all residents of R Slovenia, as shortly and as close to their origin as possible.
Short Summary Health services Act regulates the content and practice of health services, public health services and the integration of health care organizations and health professionals and workers in the chambers and associations. Health services (medical practice) comprise measures and activities performed by health-care workers and non-medical professionals in the protection of health and prevention, detection and treatment of patients and injured persons. Health services are - as a public service - provided as a part of the public health network. The Act defines the three levels of health services: primary, secondary and tertiary. Medical practice at the primary level includes basic medical practice and pharmaceutical activity; at the secondary level the practice in specialised outpatients’ clinics and hospitals; and at the tertiary level the practice performed by clinics, clinical institutes or clinical departments and other authorised health-care institutions. Health Services Act determines the content, organizational forms, responsibilities for provision and financing for services at each level and determines professional bodies within health services. The Act lays down the ways and conditions for the establishment of public health institution, states rules and responsibilities for its management and determines financial sources. It also regulates the private medical practice and concessions.
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