Minister of Foreign Affairs
of 25 June 2002. May 1976
on the agreement between the Government of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic and the Government
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland concerning cooperation in
the field of medicine and health sciences
On 23 December 2005. April 1976 in Prague was the agreement signed between the Government of
The Czechoslovak Socialist Republic and the Government of the United Kingdom
Of Great Britain and Northern Ireland concerning cooperation in the field of medicine and
the health sector. On the basis of article 9 of the agreement entered into force
on 23 September 2006. May 1976.
The Czech version of the agreement shall be published at the same time.
Ing. Now in r.
between the Government of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic and the Government of the United
Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland concerning cooperation in the field of
medicine and health
The Government of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic and the Government of the United
Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland,
Desiring to promote the further development and expansion of cooperation between their
countries in the field of medicine and health sciences,
conscious of its responsibility for the provision of versatile health care
its citizens and desiring to ensure the reciprocal provision of base
medical care for its citizens during their stay in the other country,
have agreed as follows:
The Contracting Parties shall encourage and develop cooperation in the field of
medicine and health, on the basis of reciprocity, and taking into account the
mutual interests. Different areas of this cooperation shall be agreed upon
mutual agreement, taking into account the experience gained by both parties in
during the exchanges, visits and other contacts.
The Contracting Parties shall use their best endeavours, especially to facilitate:
and exchange information of common interest) in the areas of health,
b) exchanges of experts for the purpose of study and consultation,
c) direct contacts between institutions and organisations in their countries,
d) exchange of information on new equipment, pharmaceutical products and
technological developments, related to medicine and health care,
e) other forms of cooperation in the field of medicine and health care, which
can be mutually agreed upon.
For the purpose of implementing this agreement, the Contracting Parties shall discuss
detailed plans for cooperation for a period of two years, instead of doing
alternately in the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic and the United
the Kingdom. In the framework of the provisions of this agreement and taking into account the
the relevant procedures and regulations of both Contracting Parties will be
and developed programs of exchanges) specialists and delegations,
(b) set out the content, forms), the methods and conditions of cooperation
(c)) will be evaluated and analyzed the results of such cooperation.
Cooperation under this agreement will be financed on the basis of arrangements
drawn up in accordance with article 3 of the sources of the Ministry of health of the Czech
Socialist Republic of Vietnam and the Ministry of health of the Slovak
Socialist Republic of Vietnam and the Ministry of health and social
the security of the United Kingdom, or in cases to which it
covered, from the resources of the organisations and institutions participating in this
1. in cases of injury, acute illness or other circumstances,
requiring immediate medical attention (hospital and out-patient),
receives the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic citizens and citizens of the United
the Kingdom of medical treatment during your stay in the other country under the same
conditions as the nationals of the beneficiary country in accordance with the health
the legal provisions in force in the country at the time of the duration of the validity of this
2. Medical treatment referred to in paragraph 1 of this article will be provided
free of charge by the competent authorities of the beneficiary country with the exception of charges
normally paid by the citizens of this country.
3. the provisions of this article shall not apply to a citizen of one country,
who visits the second country with the evident aim to benefit from medical
care pursuant to this agreement.
Parties shall provide the possibility of international medical organizations, especially
The World Health Organization to take advantage of the experience of both parties
including the experience gained in the course of their cooperation.
When it comes to the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic, the "citizen"
means a person who has a permanent residence in an orderly
Socialist Republic, and who holds a valid Czechoslovak
As regards the United Kingdom, the territory to which this agreement applies
the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, and for the "citizen" will be treated as
a person who has a proper permanent residency in the United Kingdom and for which
has been issued a valid passport of the United Kingdom, conferring the right to
the exit to the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic.
Nothing in this Agreement shall be interpreted to the detriment of or as changes to other agreements
concluded between the two countries.
This agreement shall enter into force one month after signature and shall remain in force
an unlimited period, unless either party notifies the other party in writing about the
termination of the agreement at least six months in advance.
In witness whereof the undersigned, duly authorised to do so by their Governments,
have signed this agreement.
Given in duplicate in Prague on 23. April 1976 in Czech and
English, both texts being equally authentic.
For the Government of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic:
Ing. Bohuslav Chňoupek in r.
The Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland:
David Ennals r.
Keith Gordon Macinnes in the r.