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  1. Cyprus - Medical care and sickness benefit - Law, Act

    Law N 82(I) of 2015 amending the Law N 149(I) of 2013 on the Application of Patients' Rights in Cross-Border Healthcare (Amendment). - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2015-06-05 | Date of entry into force: 2015-06-05 | CYP-2015-L-102334

    For the purposes of harmonizing the national legislation with the articles 4, paragraph 2 (a), 5 (b), 6 paragraph 3, 9 paragraph 3 (a) and (b) and 11 (I) of the European Parliament and Council Directive 2011/24/EU of 9 March 2011 on the application of patients' rights in cross-border healthcare, as well as with the article 4 of the Commission Implementing Directive 2012/52/EU of 20 December 2012 laying down measures to facilitate the recognition of medical prescriptions issued in another Member State, the present Law amends the Law N 149(I) of 2013 on the Application of Patients' Rights in Cross-Border Healthcare (Amendment).

    Article 2 of the present Law amends article 2 by adding new term "Regulation (EC) N 883/2004" and its definition.

    Article 3 supplements 3rd phrase of article 8, (regarding the information provision from the national contact point to patients and health professionals), by adding the following new paragraphs: (i), concerning the standards and guidelines on quality of care and patients safety provided from the Republic of Cyprus, as well as the specific healthcare providers that respect such standards and guidelines; (j), concerning the elements to be included in the prescriptions, as set out in the Annex III of the Law on Pharmacy and Poisons, as amended and replaced and (k), concerning the information framework on the cross-border healthcare provided by the national contact point, through which a clear distinction shall be made between the rights which patients have by virtue of the present Law and rights arising from Regulation (EC) N 883/2004.

    Article 4 amends the wording of article 12 and supplements it by adding new paragraph (e) worded as follows: "upon request, the patients shall be provided from the national contact point with the relevant information on the standards and guidelines as defined by the Republic of Cyprus as Member State of treatment, as well as information on the provisions in force related to the supervision and assessment of the healthcare providers and on the specific healthcare providers that respect such standards and guidelines".

    Article 5 amends the wording of article 15 and supplements it by adding the following new paragraphs, (f) worded as follows: "in case a person insured in the Republic of Cyprus seeks cross-border healthcare, the patient's particular medical condition, the urgent nature of the incident and the individual circumstances shall be taken into consideration during the information provision or during the examination of a request subject to prior authorization", and (g) worded as follows: "in the information framework on the cross-border healthcare, a clear distinction shall be made between the rights which patients have by virtue of the present Law and rights arising from Regulation (EC) N 883/2004".

    Article 6 supplements article 21 by adding new phrase (1A) worded as follows: "The General Director, on deciding upon the granting of prior authorization for the provision of cross-border healthcare, shall take into consideration: (i) the patient's particular medical condition, as defined in the report of the Experts Committee and (ii) the urgent nature and the individual circumstances of the patient".

    Article 7 amends article 33 by replacing 2nd phrase with new one, worded as follows: "Prescriptions that are issued in another Member State but dispensed by a registered pharmacist in the Republic of Cyprus, or issued in the Republic of Cyprus upon request of the patient to be dispensed in another Member State, shall include at least the elements set out in the Annex III of the Law on Pharmacy and Poisons, as amended or replaced. The provisions of the present phrase shall not apply with regard to the prescriptions issued in the Republic of Cyprus and dispensed in the Republic of Cyprus".

  2. Cyprus - Medical care and sickness benefit - Law, Act

    Law N 149(I) of 2013 on the Application of Patients' Rights in Cross-Border Healthcare. - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2013-12-06 | CYP-2013-L-100234

    Issued for the purposes of harmonisation with the European Parliament and Council Directive 2011/24/EU of 9 March 2011, on the application of patients' rights in cross-border healthcare, and with the Commission Implementing Directive 2012/52/EU of 20 December 2012, laying down measures to facilitate the recognition of medical prescriptions issued in another Member State.

    PART I: CONCEPT AND INTRODUCTORY PROVISIONS
    Article 1:Title of the Law; Article 2:Definition of the following terms: "Revisory Council", "Competent Authority", "Patient", "Insured Person", "Insured Person in the Republic of Cyprus", "Insured Person in another Member State", "General Director", "Cross-border Healthcare", "Director", "Health Professional", "Commission", "Experts Committee", "National Contact Point", "Prescription" or "Medical Prescription", "Medical Records", "Medical Device", "Regulation (EC) N 726/2004", "Member State", "Member State of Residence", "Member State of Affiliation", "Member State of Treatment", "Directive 2001/83/EC", "Healthcare Provider", "Internal Market Information System", "Health Technology", "Healthcare", "Minister" and "Medicinal Product"; Article 3:Subject matter and Purpose; Article 4:Scope of Application; Article 5:Competent Authority; Article 6:Relationship with other National Legislations and Regulations;
    PART II: NATIONAL CONTACT POINT
    Article 7:National Contact Point; Article 8:Powers of the National Contact Point; Article 9:Submission of Complaints;
    PART III: REPUBLIC OF CYPRUS AS MEMBER STATE OF TREATMENT
    Article 10:Scope of Application of the Present Part; Article 11:Principles governing Healthcare provided to Persons Insured in other Member States; Article 12:Responsibilities of the Competent Authority when the Republic of Cyprus is the Member State of Treatment;
    PART IV: REPUBLIC OF CYPRUS AS MEMBER STATE OF AFFILIATION
    Article 13:Scope of Application of the Present Part; Article 14:Principles governing Cross-border Healthcare provided to Persons Insured in the Republic of Cyprus; Article 15:Responsibilities of the Competent Authority when the Republic of Cyprus is the Member State of Affiliation; Article 16:System of Prior Authorisation; Article 17:Submission of Request for Prior Authorisation; Article 18:Constitution of Experts Committees; Article 19:Procedure before the Experts Committees; Article 20:Report of the Experts Committee; Article 21:Criteria for granting Prior Authorisation; Article 22:Grounds for Refusal of Prior Authorisation to Persons Insured in the Republic of Cyprus; Article 23:Revisory Council; Article 24:Ranked Petition; Article 25:Filling of Petition;
    PART V: REIMBURSEMENT OF COSTS
    Article 26:General Principles for Refund; Article 27:Healthcare subject to Reimbursement of Costs; Article 28:Reimbursement of Costs; Article 29:Prior Notification; Article 30:Procedure of Reimbursement of Costs;
    PART VI: COOPERATION IN HEALTHCARE
    Article 31:Mutual Assistance and Cooperation; Article 32:Recognition of Prescriptions issued in another Member State; Article 33:Conditions for Recognition of Prescriptions for Medicinal Products; Article 34:Conditions for Recognition of Prescriptions for Medical Devices; Article 35:Centres of Expertise; Article 36:eHealth; Article 37:Cooperation on Health Technology Assessment; Article 38:Rare Diseases;
    PART VII: FINAL PROVISIONS
    Article 39:Reports of the Commission; Article 40:Enactment of Regulations; Article 41:Promulgation of Ordinances.

  3. Cyprus - Medical care and sickness benefit - Law, Act

    Law No. 11(I) of 2011 concerning the special grants to visually impaired persons.

    Adoption: 2011-02-25 | Date of entry into force: 2011-03-31 | CYP-2011-L-89660

    1: Title
    2: Definitions
    3: Definition of "family"
    4: Special contribution to visually impaired persons
    5: Application procedures
    6: Review of applications and problem resolution
    7: Reception of the special contribution acquired illegally
    8: Hierarchical appeal
    9: Untaxed special contribution
    10: Offenses and sanctions
    11: Entry into force

  4. Cyprus - Medical care and sickness benefit - Law, Act

    Law No. 101(I) of 2004 amending Law on the Introduction of a General Health System and Related Issues Nos. 89(I)2001 and 134(I) 2002.

    Adoption: 2004-04-30 | CYP-2004-L-80556

    Provides for minor amendment of the article 2 of the Law No. 89(I) of 2001.

  5. Cyprus - Medical care and sickness benefit - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation No 660 concerning the Medical Institutions and Services (Regulation and Fees) Acts of 1978 and 2000.

    Adoption: 2002-12-31 | CYP-2002-R-64366

    Concerns the Hospital Care Identity Card granted according to the income of the patient.


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