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Original name: Lög um réttindi sjúklinga, nr. 74/1997
Name: Patients' Rights Act No 74/1997.
Country: Iceland
Subject(s): Human rights
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1997-05-28
Entry into force:
ISN: ISL-1997-L-87694
Link: https://www.ilo.org/dyn/natlex/natlex4.detail?p_isn=87694&p_lang=en
Bibliography: Legislation on-line in English Legislation on-line in English Ministry of Welfare, Iceland PDF of Act in English as amended by Acts 77/2000, 40/2007, 112/2008 and 55/2009 PDF of Act in English as amended by Acts 77/2000, 40/2007, 112/2008 and 55/2009 (consulted on 2011-08-31)
Legislation on-line Legislation on-line Parliament website - Althingi, Iceland PDF of Act in Icelandic as amended to Act 44/2014 PDF of Act in Icelandic as amended to Act 44/2014 (consulted on 2019-07-09)
Abstract/Citation: The objective of this Act is to ensure specific rights for patients in accordance with general human rights and human dignity and thus strengthen their legal status vis-ŕ-vis the health service, and to support the confidential relationship which must exist between patients and healthcare practitioners.

It is prohibited to discriminate against patients on grounds of gender, religion, beliefs, nationality, race, skin colour, financial status, family relationship or status in other respect.
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