The Saeima has adopted and the President promulgated the following laws: the law on the rights of the patient to make the patients ' Rights Act (Latvian journal, 2009, nr. 205.202. No 2011;) the following amendments: 1. Express transitional provisions the text by the following: "this law, in article 16, the second, third, fourth and fifth and article 17 shall enter into force on 25 October 2013. Article 16 of this law the remuneration provided for in the second subparagraph shall be paid from May 1, 2014 for the damage suffered by the patient after 25 October 2013. " 2. Make the informative reference to European Union directives as follows: "Informative reference to European Union directives, the law includes provisions resulting from: 1) of the Council of 29 June 2000, Directive 2000/43/EC implementing the principle of equal treatment between persons irrespective of racial or ethnic origin; 2) of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 March 2011 the 2011/24/EU directive on the application of patients ' rights in cross-border healthcare. " The law shall enter into force on the day following its promulgation. The Parliament adopted the law in 2012 on November 15. The President a. Smith in Riga 2012 December 4.