Notice Of Right To Hospital Treatment, Etc.

Original Language Title: Bekendtgørelse om ret til sygehusbehandling m.v.

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Overview (table of contents)



Chapter 1



Scope, etc.





Chapter 2



The right to hospital treatment, etc. and persons





Chapter 3



Information





Chapter 4



Diagnostic examinations, elucidation, the right to choose hospitals, etc.





Chapter 5



Right to treatment abroad, etc.





Chapter 6



Journal information





Chapter 7



Right to amount to personal necessities





Chapter 8



Municipal Board's access to reimburse the cost of hospital treatment





Chapter 9



Reporting





Chapter 10



Financing, etc.





Chapter 11



Entry-into-force provisions, etc.



The full text of the notice of right to hospital treatment, etc.

Under section 8, paragraph 2, § 10, section 11, section 75, paragraphs 2 and 5, § 76, section 78, paragraph 1, section 81 (3) and (4), section 82 a, paragraph 3, article 82 (b), (3), section 86 (2) and (4), article 87, paragraph 5, section 87 d, § 87 h, section 89, paragraph 5, article 90, paragraph 3, section 91, § 195, § 225, paragraph 1, section 235 (3) and (4) and section 265 in health law without prejudice to article. lovbekendtgørelse nr. 913 of 13. July 2010, as amended by Act No. 1388 of 28. December 2011 and law No. 1401 of 23. December 2012, and after negotiation with the Minister of Justice and the Minister for social affairs and integration, as well as under section 4 of Act No. 1396 of 21. December 2005 on retspsykiatrisk treatment, etc. shall be determined: Chapter 1 scope etc.

§ 1. This notice includes the right to hospital treatment, etc. of persons with permanent residence or temporary stay in this country.

(2). The services are free of charge for persons entitled to benefits in accordance with this Decree, without prejudice. However, section 3 and section 6, paragraph 3.

(3). At the place of residence shall mean signing up for the population register.

§ 2. Hospital treatment includes after this Ordinance Survey, diagnosis, medical care, obstetrics, rehabilitation at the hospital, health care, prevention and health promotion in relation to the individual patient.

§ 3. In those cases, where Denmark has entered into agreement with other States, or established rights in the European Union regulations on the provision of treatment, which are covered by this notice, replaces the rules therein instead of the rules laid down in this Ordinance.

Chapter 2 the right to hospital treatment, etc. and persons covered persons domiciled in this country



§ 4. Persons domiciled in this country, has the right to hospital treatment, etc., in any region, see. Chapter 4.

(2). A Regional Council must at its hospitals treat all persons entitled to hospital treatment, etc., on the same terms, without regard to where they reside, in accordance with the provisions of this Ordinance.

Persons who take up residence in this country (newcomers)



§ 5. Persons who take up residence here in the country, has the right to hospital treatment, etc. immediately upon registration in the population register, see. section 1, paragraph 3.

Persons who do not live in this country



§ 6. Persons who do not live in this country, are entitled to emergency hospital treatment, etc., in the region of residence in the event of accident, sudden illness and childbirth or exacerbation of chronic disease Treatment, etc., etc., shall be granted on the same conditions as for persons residing in this country.

(2). Regional Council of the region of residence provides in addition, hospital treatment, etc., when in the circumstances is not deemed reasonable to refer the person for treatment in their home country, including the Faroe Islands and Greenland, or the person unfit to be moved to a hospital in his home country, including the Faroe Islands and Greenland, without prejudice. However, section 14.

(3). For treatment to be granted in accordance with paragraph 2, the Regional Council can charge according to the rules in section 40.

(4). Treatment in accordance with paragraph 2, may be granted free of charge, when it is considered reasonable in the circumstances.

§ 7. Stay of longer than 3 months can, when it is deemed reasonable in the circumstances, shall be treated as domiciled in this country, notwithstanding that the person has maintained permanent residence abroad.

§ 8. Persons residing in the Faroe Islands or to Greenland, staying in the country on school trips or in educational purposes, have the right to hospital treatment, etc. on the same terms as persons residing in this country.

Staff and others. by diplomatic and consular representations, as well as NATO and PfP forces



§ 9. The following persons are entitled to hospital treatment, etc. on the same terms as persons with domicile in this country: 1) Deployed personnel of diplomatic missions and consular posts in this country, whose right thereto follows by international provisions, and their family members.

2) released the persons whose stay in Denmark is regulated in agreements on the legal situation of forces or military headquarters, as Denmark has acceded and their family members.

Chapter 3 Information § 10. The Regional Council shall, within 8 working days after that one of the Council's hospitals have received the referral of a patient or provided a patient, inform the patient about: 1) date and place of the examination or treatment, 2) the patient according to the rules laid down in section 11 (1) and (2) may be offered a diagnostic examination within 1 month, 3) the patient according to the rules laid down in section 12 can be offered elucidation within 1 month , 4) the patient according to the rules laid down in article 17, paragraphs 1 and 2, may be offered treatment within 1 or 2 months, 5) the patient according to the rules of the health law section 87 (a) of the basic regulation. section 87 (b) (1) and (2) can be offered study within 2 months and treatment within 2 months, when the patient is under the age of 19 years and referred to the psychiatric examination or treatment, 6) patient in accordance with § 87 (e) without prejudice to health. § 87 (f) of paragraph 1, may be offered treatment within 2 months, when the patient is filled 19 years and referred for psychiatric treatment, 7) the right to choose the hospital according to the rules laid down in section 11, section 13, paragraphs 1-3, § 17 and health law § § 87 (a) and 87 (f), 8) the Hospital offers to refer the patient to privately owned hospitals, clinics, etc. in this country or hospitals, etc., abroad regional councils in which the Association has entered into an agreement (agreement hospitals), 9) wait on the diagnostic examination, investigation or treatment that the patient is referred to by the region's own hospital system, other regions, hospitals, private hospitals and clinics, which the region has signed an agreement with as well as the private specialist hospitals et al., see. section 13, paragraphs 2 and 3, 10) to the patient by contacting the hospital can get the number of diagnostic examinations, examinations and treatments carried out at hospitals covered by nr. 8, and 11) that the Hospital offers to refer the patient to another hospital in accordance with the provisions of section 11, section 13, paragraphs 1-3, section 17 and section 82 (a) health and § 87 a-§ 87 f.

(2). The Regional Council shall, no later than eight working days after change of date for surgical treatment at a regional hospital, inform the patient about the right to choose hospital under section 17, paragraph 4.

(3). In section 13, paragraphs 2 and 3, referred to private specialist hospitals and others. shall, within 8 working days after that the hospital has received the referral of a patient, inform the patient about: 1) date and place of the examination or treatment, 2) the right to choose the hospital according to the rules laid down in section 13, paragraphs 1 to 3, 3) to the patient by contacting the hospital can get the number of treatments carried out at the hospital, and 4) to the Hospital offers to refer the patient to another hospital according to the rules laid down in section 13 (1)-3.

Chapter 4 diagnostic examinations, elucidation, the right to choose hospitals, etc.

§ 11. Persons who are referred by a general practitioner or a specialist doctor for a diagnostic study to use for the doctor, can select from any region hospitals. In addition, the person can choose to be examined at a hospital, if the Regional Council agreement in the region of residence is not within 1 month after the reference is received, can offer the diagnostic study at its hospitals or cooperative hospitals.

(2). The right to choose the diagnostic examination in accordance with paragraph 1 shall also include, subject to paragraph 2. Health Law § 82 a, diagnostic studies for use by medical specialists in Team Denmark's sports medical team with regard to the processing of level elite athletes in Team Denmark.

(3). Regional hospital must refer people to the hospital, the agreement calls for, when the conditions referred to in paragraphs 1 and 2 are fulfilled.

§ 12. For people referred for elucidation on the hospital, the Regional Council of the region of residence of elucidation at its hospital system, other regions, hospitals or private hospitals and clinics, which the region has signed an agreement with, within 1 month, if it is technically possible, see. However, paragraph 2.

(2). Where it is not possible to disentangle the person within 1 month of the basic regulation. (1) the Regional Council shall draw up, within the same time limit the patient receive a plan for further study courses.

(3). A plan pursuant to paragraph 2 shall contain the information about the scheduled further fact-finding sequences, URf.eks. information about the content of the planned studies, as well as the time and place of these. By ambiguity about the further course of study must a plan pursuant to paragraph 2 at least include information on the content of the next study in the fact-finding process, as well as the time and place for this.

(4). The provisions of paragraphs 1 to 3 do not include reference to psychiatric assessment.

§ 13. Individuals referred by a doctor for hospital treatment, etc., can choose from any of the regions hospitals, see. However, §§ 14-16.


(2). The right to choose the treatment referred to in paragraph 1 also applies to the following private specialist hospitals m.fl.: Saint Luke's Hospice, Scholl Foundation Hospice, St. Mary's Hospice Center, rehabilitation centres for traumatised refugees OASIS, RCT-Jylland and DIGNITY, Epilepsy hospital Filadelfia, sclerosehospitalerne in Haslev and Reputation, PTU's rehabilitation centre, Centre for health and training in middelfart, Centre for health and training in Aarhus, Centre for health and training in Skælskør , Rehabilitation Center for muscular dystrophy, Vejle fjord and Center for brain injury, see. § 39, paragraph 1.

(3). The right to choose the treatment referred to in paragraph 1 shall apply also KamillianerGaardens Hospice, Hospice Fyn, Arresødal Hospice, Hospice, Hospice South Jutland, Sjælland Anker Fjord Hospice, Hospice and Hospice South-west Jutland, Limfjord Hospice Vendsyssel, Hospice Djursland, Hospice søndergård, Svanevig Hospice, the Hospice courtyard Filadelfia, Hospice, Hospice Søholm, cf. Sydfyn § 39, paragraph 2, as well as Kong CHR. X's Arthritic hospital in Gråsten.

(4). The right to choose the hospital treatment in accordance with paragraphs 1 to 3 shall apply without prejudice to the place of residence of the region's treatment options and criteria for hospital treatment in its hospital system, see. However, section 14 and section 16.

(5). A physician who refers a person to hospital treatment, must refer to the hospital, which the person choose according to paragraphs 1 to 3, if the hospital can take care of the treatment of the person.

§ 14. A hospital department may reject the fritvalgspatienter of the basic regulation. sections 11 and 13, of capacity reasons, including if the Department has significantly longer wait times for the treatment in question than other departments, and if essential respect for other patients will otherwise be disregarded.

(2). A hospital department with national or regional function (special function by function or highly specialized function of the regions) may refuse to receive fritvalgspatienter of the basic regulation. section 13, there is no national or regional patients at specialfunktions level, if essential terms of national or regional patients on specialfunktions level or to patients from the own region or else will be overridden.

(3). A hospital department may, however, not after (1) reject the following persons who are expected to stay in the region for more than 3 months: 1) Pupils at boarding school or after school.

2) persons who have been placed outside the home in residential institutions, in foster family or approved residence and similar.

3) persons who are conscripts at a military barracks.

4) Persons that have been inserted in prison prisons.

5) persons who have been placed in psychiatric department, has stay in living arrangements for persons with significant reduced physical or mental functional ability or special social problems, or have been placed in custody, etc., of the Court or Ministry of justice provision.

(4). A hospital department cannot refuse patients who during the stay in the region get urgently needed hospital treatment as a result of the accident, sudden or worsening illness and childbirth, so long as the patient does not tolerate to be moved to a hospital in the region of residence.

§ 15. For people referred to psychiatric treatment, the right to choose the hospital pursuant to section 13, paragraph 1 1. point limited, if the consideration of the case grounds. The right to choose where a diagnostic examination under section 11 (1) and (2) is to be made, cannot be restricted, see. However, section 14.

(2). For a person who is recorded in the prison institutions, or who reside in an institution pursuant to the code of civil procedure, the criminal code or a hazard decree after chapter 11 of the law on the deprivation of liberty and other coercion in Psychiatry, can the right to elect under section 11 (1) and (2) and section 13, paragraphs 1 to 3, will be restricted for security purposes or in the interest of law enforcement. The authority issuing the permit for the output, etc., shall take a decision thereon.

§ 16. The regional councils have a duty to their psychiatric hospitals or hospital departments to receive: 1) persons to be subjected to mental examination.

2) persons who, pursuant to the judgment or order must be placed or treated in the psychiatric hospital or otherwise subjected to psychiatric treatment.

3) persons who after the Ministry of Justice or of øvrighedens determination must be affixed to the psychiatric hospital.

4) persons as conditions of probation, pardon, etc., or dismissal must be subject to psychiatric treatment.

5) Pre-trial custody, pursuant to code of civil procedure § § 765 or 777 should be subject to psychiatric treatment.

(2). The Attorney General may determine that the retspsykiatriske patients referred to in paragraph 1 shall be placed or treated at a given hospital or a specific Hospital Department outside the region of residence, when legal certainty or other special considerations, including considerations relating to the injured grounds. When such terms speaks for it, the Ministry of Justice, Directorate of Probation, similarly decide on placing outside the residence region of persons after penalty enforcement § 78 transferred to the psychiatric hospital, as well as persons parole or benådes on conditions of placement or treatment at psychiatric hospital.

(3). The Prosecutor's Office may provide that persons needs to be hospitalized in a psychiatric hospital outside the region of residence, if there is a court order handed down on that person needs to be hospitalized for a mental examination.

§ 17. People referred for hospital treatment and provided, may choose to be treated at one of the hospitals, clinics, etc. in this country or abroad, which the regional councils of the Association has entered into an agreement to this effect (agreement hospitals), where the Regional Council of the region of residence is not within 2 months, see. However, paragraph 2, can offer both the feasibility study and treatment by the region's own hospitals (hospitals) or one of the hospitals, as the region is collaborating with or usually use (hospitals cooperative), see. However, sections 19 and 20.

(2). When the person is referred for treatment of serious illness is the deadline referred to in article 6. paragraph 1, however, 1 month.

(3). Regional Council of the region of residence shall take a decision as to whether a disease is severe, see (2) on the basis of the following terms, and if there is no prospect of spontaneous recovery: 1) as to whether the prospect of significant improvement or cure deteriorates significantly by exposure of the treatment with an additional 1 month.

2) whether or not the condition is accompanied by daily and severe pain with the need for strong painkillers, and there is the prospect of treatment can relieve or eliminate the pain significantly.

3) whether or not there are daily severe disabilities, where there is a prospect that treatment can better or normalize function reduction significantly. In the assessment of functional reduction can, inter alia, the following. included: inability to retain employment, perform common and necessary personal chores of daily life, personal hygiene, food intake, displacement, etc.

(4). Individuals who have been offered a date for surgical treatment at a regional hospital, may choose to be treated in a hospital, if the regional hospital agreement change the date.

(5). Regional hospital must refer people to the hospital, the agreement calls for when the conditions in paragraphs 1-2 and 4 are met.

§ 18. The time limit under section 11 (1) and (2) shall be counted from the day the hospital receives the reference from the person's doctor, to the day, the diagnostic study can be carried out. The time limit under section 12 shall be counted from the day the hospital receives the reference from the person's doctor for diagnosis can be completed. The time limit under section 17 (1) and (2) shall be counted from the day on which the patient is provided without prejudice. § 12. In cases where the patient by reference is provided, the time limit under section 17 (1) and (2) from the receipt of the reference on the COR Council hospital.

(2). In the calculation of time limits under paragraph 1 shall not be taken into account periods when the diagnostic study of the basic regulation. § 11 (1) and (2) elucidation of the basic regulation. § 12, and treatment, see. section 17 (1) and (2) may be postponed due to the person's State of health or for the person's wish.

§ 19. The provisions of §§ 11 and 17 shall not apply to reference to organ transplants, sterilization, fertility treatment, including refertilisationsbehandling, hearing aid treatment, cosmetic treatment, gender reassignment surgery and the recreation and rehabilitation stay.

(2). The provisions of §§ 11 and 17 apply nor reference to scientific, experimental or alternative treatment.

(3). The provisions of § 11 (1), (2). PT., and § 17 shall not apply in regard to psychiatric treatment.

§ 20. The right to choose a treatment or diagnostic study on a hospital agreement pursuant to section 11 (1) and (2) and section 17 (1) and (2) shall lapse if the wait at this hospital exceeds the wait time at the place of residence of the region's hospitals or one of the region's cooperation hospitals.

§ 21. The regional councils will publish a summary of their cooperative hospitals, see. health law § 75, paragraph 2, and without prejudice to article sygehusene appointment. § 11 (1) and (2), section 17, paragraph 1, and the announcement on the conclusion of processing contracts after the extended fritvalgsordninger, etc.


§ 22. For the treatment of mentally ill persons applies the rules laid down in this Decree, without prejudice. However, section 19, paragraph 3, as well as the rules laid down in the Ordinance on the extended right to the study and treatment of mentally ill children and adolescents, including whether the referral procedure and documentation requirements for hospitals, etc. and notice of agreement extended the right to treatment for mentally ill adults, including whether the referral procedure and documentation requirements for the agreement hospitals etc.

(2). For the treatment of people with life-threatening cancers, etc. applies the rules laid down in this Ordinance and the rules of the Executive order on the treatment of people with life-threatening cancers, etc.

Chapter 5 the right to treatment abroad, etc.

§ 23. A Regional Council may offer patients referring to treatment abroad.

§ 24. The Regional Council shall reimburse patients ' costs for treatment at a hospital in another EU or EEA country whose Regional Council cannot offer the patient the timely treatment in their own hospitals, other public hospitals, hospitals or cooperation agreement hospitals.

(2). The Regional Council shall, however, only expenses to the same or similar treatment, treatment which the patient would have been offered in the public hospital system in this country.

(3). The Regional Council will refund an amount equal to what the same or similar treatment costs in the public hospital system in this country. In cases where there are fixed charges for the treatment in question in the order on payment for hospital treatment by another regional hospital system, used these tariffs.

§ 25. Application for reimbursement of the costs of hospital treatment in another EU or EEA country under section 24 shall be directed to the Regional Council of the region of residence before treatment.

(2). The Regional Council shall decide on the refund no later than 2 weeks after the application is received by the region, and, in fact, taking into account the patient's need for expedited treatment. If the patient is not submitted with the application all in section 26, paragraph 1, particulars, the Regional Council can ask the patient accordingly and postpone the decision with the number of days it takes the patient to submit the missing information to the Regional Council.

(3). section 32 of the journal information shall apply mutatis mutandis when a Regional Council shall take a decision to reimburse a patient's expenses for hospital treatment in accordance with paragraph 2.

(4). The patient has not received the Regional Council's approval of the reimbursement of costs for hospital treatment in another EU or EEA country prior to treatment, however, the Regional Council will refund the patient's costs after application, if it is not deemed reasonable in the circumstances to refuse reimbursement.

section 26. In the case of an application for refund under section 25 shall be accompanied by the following information: 1) copy of the doctor's referral for hospital treatment, medical certificate or equivalent, 2) patient's permission for the Regional Council can obtain additional information about health conditions, etc., as are necessary for the evaluation of the application, 3) description from the foreign hospital of the treatment to which the application includes, 4) offer from the foreign hospital, and 5) date of administration of the foreign hospital.

(2). In order to qualify for reimbursement, the patient should submit the following information to the Regional Council: 1) description from the foreign hospital of the treatment which the patient has received, 2) specified and receipted Bill, and 3) information for the purpose of the payment.

(3). In paragraphs 1 and 2 above particulars shall be available in any language, including English, German or French, as understood by the Regional Council.

§ 27. A Regional Council shall offer a patient referral to treatment abroad, if the patient has been examined or treated in a hospital department here in the country, within the relevant disease area holds the highest domestic special knowledge and the patient of this unit is set to a required treatment on a specified special Department, etc., abroad, when such treatment cannot be given in a Danish hospital.

(2). The reference in paragraph 1 to be submitted to the health protection agency for approval. The presentation can take place orally in urgent cases.

section 28. By reference of patients who are nationals of an EU Member State, EEA country or Switzerland, and their family members to treatment at a public hospital, etc. in another EU country, EEA country or Switzerland, or by referral of other patients for treatment at a public hospital in another Nordic country Council in the regions of residence region can carry out reference according to the rules laid down in Regulation (EC) No 883/04 on the coordination of social security systems , or in accordance with the rules of the Nordic Convention on Social Security.

(2). When referring to treatment in accordance with §§ 23 and 31 Regional Council may grant EC form S 2 or EC-form E 112.

(3). When referring to treatment after § 27 Danish National Board of health shall issue the community form S 2 E 112 or other surety proof.

section 29. Cannot reference for research, experimental or alternative treatment in accordance with the provisions of articles 23 and 27 of the basic regulation. sections 30 and 31.

section 30. A Regional Council may offer a patient referral to research treatment abroad, if the patient has been examined or treated in a hospital ward in this country with national or regional function (special function) in the relevant disease and the patient area of this Department is set to research treatment at a designated hospital Department, etc., abroad, and appropriate treatment may not be offered on a Danish hospital.

(2). The research treatment in accordance with paragraph 1 shall comply with the generally accepted requirements for scientific experiments and carried out in cooperation with a Danish hospital.

(3). The Regional Council shall report referrals of patients to research treatment abroad in accordance with paragraph 1 to the National Board of health.

section 31. The National Board of health shall establish an advisory panel on experimental treatment.

(2). The Panel advises on the recommendation of the attending Hospital Department on the treatment of patients who have a life-threatening cancer or other similar life-threatening disease that cannot be offered treatment at public hospitals here in the country or treatment for after §§ 23, 27 and 30. The Panel may also advise on additional studies and treatments at public hospitals here in the country and on treatment after §§ 23, 27 and 30.

(3). The National Board of health shall lay down detailed rules concerning the Panel's composition and activities.

(4). A Regional Council may offer the patients referred to in paragraph 2, the reference to the experimental treatment at a private hospital here in the country or a hospital abroad.

(5). First to the reference with a recommendation from the attending Hospital Department are submitted to the health protection agency for approval.

(6). Health Agency can approve a reference after paragraph 4 on the basis of advice from the Panel regarding the experimental treatment, if that can be possible for a particular experimental treatment on a specified section at a private hospital here in the country or a hospital abroad can cure the patient or prolong the patient's life.

Chapter 6 Journal information section 32. When a hospital Department refers a person to another treatment facility, including to a treatment place abroad, Department, subject to the consent rules in health law § 41, send the relevant information from the person's journal, including any radiographs, etc. to the treatment site to use for the treatment of the person. The information provided must, where necessary, be translated into one of the following languages, English, German or French, as understood at the treatment site.

(2). A reference to another treatment facility or to a treatment place abroad after §§ 27, 30 and 31 may be made subject to the condition that the person gives consent to that referred to in paragraph 1, journal information, etc. sent to the treatment site.

Chapter 7 rights to amount to personal necessities § 33. A pensioner who during hospitalization at hospitals don't get paid the pension under section 46, paragraph 1, of the lov om social pension and section 45, paragraph 1, of the law on the highest, middle, elevated plain and ordinary anticipatory pension, etc., are entitled to an amount for personal necessities.

(2). The amount shall be paid by the hospital, and it constitutes 1,362 € per month (2013-price and salary level). The amount of the price-and lønreguleres once a year and declared by the Board of health.

§ 34. A hospitalized patient who are not pensioners ', and which must be considered for care patient or is otherwise deemed unfit for more lasting printing for their own home, are entitled to an amount for personal necessities.

(2). The amount paid by the hospital, may be paid at the earliest, when the patient has had a total of hospital stay at the hospital, etc. at 6 months in addition to admission month counting from 1 ½ years prior to admission.

section 35. The hospital may, in addition to those in sections 33 and 34 cases referred to cash out an amount for personal necessities for hospitalized patients who have had or are expected to have a prolonged hospitalization, and that does not even possess amounts to this. The amount can not exceed it in section 33, paragraph 2, the amounts referred to.

Chapter 8 Municipal Board's access to reimburse the cost of hospital treatment


§ 36. A Municipal Council may, when social considerations speaks for it, make the decision to reimburse the cost of disease treatment comparable to the treatment provided in the regional hospital system, for persons domiciled in the municipality.

Chapter 9 Reporting section 37. Treatment sites in this country to be used for therapeutic purposes as well as statistical purposes relating to activity in the hospital system, the population's consumption of hospital services, the hospital patients ' diseases and performed operations report information concerning patient care to the national patient register. Treatment stations abroad to report such information to the hospital, which has referred the person thereof.

Chapter 10 Financing, etc.

section 38. Regional Council of the region of residence shall bear the costs of hospital treatment, etc. After this announcement, see. However, paragraphs 2 and 3.

(2). Regional Council of the region of residence shall bear the costs of hospital treatment, etc. to patients who do not live in this country.

(3). The State shall bear the expenses for treatment, etc. pursuant to section 27.

§ 39. The regional councils have a duty to provide treatment free of charge pursuant to section 13, paragraph 2, are limited to an annual financial framework for each institution are laid down in the Ordinance on economic frames for free choice to private special hospitals, etc.

(2). The regional councils have a duty to provide unpaid care at hospice pursuant to section 13, paragraph 3, includes treatment within the framework of the institution have entered into an operating agreement with location region. The obligation to provide unpaid care to an end, if the operating agreement be abrogated by either party.

§ 40. Regional Council in a region will charge for the treatment of persons who do not have the right to hospital treatment, etc., see. However, paragraph 5 and article 6, paragraph 4.

(2). In cases where there are fixed rates for these services in order on payment for hospital treatment at another hospital system, used these regions.

(3). Payment shall be calculated and charged in connection with or immediately after printing or the ambulatory treatment.

(4). Payment per sengedag, hospitalization, outpatient treatment or study, etc. must be provided beforehand.

(5). When it is deemed reasonable in the circumstances, may be granted total or partial exemption from the payment.

§ 41. The Regional Council may require bail for the timely payment or deposit requirement, see. § 40.

§ 42. In agreements between a public authority and a Regional Council on the use of the region's hospital system can be with the Minister for health and prevention approval sets a particular payment for the use.

section 43. A municipality's expenses for medical care under section 36 may not be covered by insurance.

Chapter 11 Effective regulations, etc.

§ 44. The notice shall enter into force on the 1. January 2013, see. However, paragraph 2.

(2). § 12 shall enter into force on the 1. September 2013.

(3). In the period from 1. January 2013 to 31. August 2013 deadline under section 17 will be summed up thus: 1) people referred for hospital treatment, can choose treatment pursuant to section 17, if the Regional Council of the region of residence not before it in § 17, paragraphs 1 and 2, that period may offer treatment by own hospitals or one of the in section 17, paragraph 1, referred to hospitals, which the Regional Council is collaborating with or usually uses, see. However, sections 19 and 20.

2) closing date is counted from the date on which the hospital receives the reference.

3) That are not included periods in which the person undergo a preliminary examination course. However, account shall be taken of waiting out over 2 weeks for each survey in the time limit.

(4). For patients referred before 1. January 2013 to treatment under section 17 will find the existing rules apply.

(5). Executive Order No. 62 by 20. January 2010 concerning the right to hospital treatment, etc. shall be repealed.

The Ministry of health and prevention, 23. December 2012 Astrid Krag/John Erik Pedersen

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