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Chapter 1. Introductory provisions
section 1 of this Act is aimed at health and
health care operations to strengthen and clarify patient's
position as well as to the promotion of patient privacy,
self-determination and participation.
The law contains provisions on
– accessibility (Chapter 2),
– information (Chapter 3),
-consent (Chapter 4),
– participation (Chapter 5.)
– fixed contact and individual care planning (Chapter 6),
– choice of treatment options and tools (Chapter 7),
– new medical assessment (Chapter 8),
– choice of performers (Chapter 9),
– personal data and certificates (10 chapters),
-comments, complaints and patient safety (Chapter 11).
the provisions of paragraph 2 of Chapter 1. section 9, Chapter 6. section 4 and Chapter 7. 1 and
2 § § applies only to health and health care operations activities
with a county or a municipality as a principal.
The provisions of Chapter 2. paragraphs 3 and 4, Chapter 6. section 3, Chapter 8. 1 §
and Chapter 9. section 1 applies only to health and health care operations
conducted by a County Council as a principal.
section 3 of the Act does not cover dental services under the dental Act
section 4 of the regulations on the County, municipalities and private
provider's obligations and liabilities are in the health and
Medical Services Act (1982:763).
Provisions for health obligations
and responsibility for the care of patients is available in
Patient Safety Act (2010:659).
5 § with health care referred to in this law on the one hand, measures
to medical prevention, investigation and treatment of diseases
and injuries, partly sick.
section 6 of the goal of health care is a good health and a
health care on equal terms for the entire population.
Care should be used with respect for the equal value and
for the individual human dignity. Anyone who has the
greatest need of health care should be given priority to
7 § the patient should receive special and careful health
medical care is of good quality and in
to conform with science and proven experience.
section 8 When health care is provided to children, the best interests of the child
in particular, be taken into account.
section 9 provisions relating to habilitation and rehabilitation,
accessibility for people with disabilities and
interpreting service for vardagstolkning available in 3 (b) and 18 (b) § § health
and medical services Act (1982:763).
Chapter 2. Availability
section 1 of the health care system should be readily available.
section 2 of the patient, unless it is clearly unnecessary,
as soon as get a medical evaluation of his medical condition.
3 § 3 g § health care Act (1982:763),
patients be offered a health care guarantee. It should contain a
assurance that the individual within a certain time,
1. contact with primary care,
2. visit the doctor in primary care,
3. visit the specialist care, and
4. planned care.
section 4 If care guarantees pursuant to paragraph 3 of 3 or 4 are not fulfilled, the
the patient receiving healthcare in another health care provider at no additional cost
for the patient.
Chapter 3. Information
section 1 of the patient should be informed about
1. State of health,
2. the methods available for examination, care and
3. the means that are available for people with
4. at what point he or she can expect to receive
5. the expected care and treatment process,
6. significant risks of complications and side effects,
7. aftercare, and
8. methods to prevent illness or injury.
2 § the patient should also receive information about
1. ability to select treatment options, fixed
medical contact as well as caregivers and providers of publicly
funded health care,
2. the ability to get a new medical assessment and a fixed
3. the health care guarantee, and
4. the possibility of social insurance information on
care in another EEA country or of Switzerland.
section 3 when the patient is a child, while the child's legal guardian
get information in accordance with paragraphs 1 and 2.
section 4 If the information cannot be provided to the patient, the
Instead, as far as possible, be provided to a related to him
§ 5 Information must not be provided to the patient or someone
related provisions of confidentiality or professional secrecy
section 6 of the information must be adapted to the age of the recipient,
maturity, experience, linguistic background and other individual
The recipient's desire to dispense information to
7 § The giving information should as far as possible
ensure that the receiver has understood the content and
the importance of the information provided.
The information shall be provided in writing if necessary with regard
to the recipient's individual circumstances or whether he
or she asks for it.
Chapter 4. Consent
section 1 of the patient's autonomy and integrity,
section 2 of the health and medical care must not be used without the patient's consent
unless otherwise provided by this or any other law. Before
consent, the patient should be informed according to 3
The patient may, unless otherwise provided by law,
consent in writing, orally or by
otherwise show that he or she agrees to the current
The patient may at any time withdraw consent. If a
patient waives certain care or treatment, he or
she get information on what consequences this may entail.
section 3 when the patient is a child, the child's attitude to
the current care or treatment as far as possible
be clarified. The child's attitude should be attached importance in
relative to his or her age and maturity.
4 § the patient should get the health care that is needed
to avert the danger as critically and seriously threaten the patient's life
or health, even if his or her will due
unconsciousness or for any other reason cannot be investigated.
Chapter 5. Participation
section 1 of the health care system should as far as possible be designed in
and implemented in consultation with the patient.
section 2 of a patient's participation in the health care system by
He or she performs certain health or
treatment measures should be based on the patient's wishes and
3 § the patient's next of kin should have the opportunity to participate in
design and implementation of treatment, if appropriate
and if the provisions of confidentiality or professional secrecy does not
Chapter 6. Solid care contact and individual planning
§ 1 the patient's need of security, continuity and security
to be met. Various interventions for the patient should be coordinated
in an expedient manner.
2 § A solid health care contact shall be appointed for the patient if he or
She requests it, or if it is necessary to accommodate
his or her needs of security, continuity, coordination
section 3 of the patient should be given the opportunity to choose a solid physical contact
in primary care.
section 4 for an individual in need of both health care
and the efforts of social service, an individual plan
be established, under the conditions set out in paragraph 3 (f) health-
and medical services Act (1982:763).
Chapter 7. Choice of treatment options and utilities
§ 1 When there are several treatment options in
conformity with science and proven experience to
the patient is given the opportunity to choose the option that he or
She prefers. The patient should get the selected reading, if it
with regard to the current illness or injury and to
the costs of the treatment seems justified.
The patient does not have the right to choose such a treatment that
the municipality is responsible for according to section 18 of the first to third subparagraphs
health and medical services Act (1982:763) outside the municipality in
which he or she resides, if the municipality can offer
a treatment that is consistent with science and
2 § When there are various AIDS for people with
disabilities available, the patient should be given the opportunity
to choose the option that he or she prefers.
The patient should get the selected means, if it
to his or her needs and to the costs of
the assistive technology appears to be justified.
Chapter 8. New medical assessment
§ 1 a patient with life-threatening or very serious
illness or injury to inside or outside the
own County have a new medical assessment.
The patient should be offered the treatment to which the new assessment
can give rise to about
1. the treatment is consistent with science and
proven experience, and
2. in the light of the current illness or injury
and to the costs of the treatment seems justified.
Chapter 9. Choice of performer (s)
§ 1 a patient covered by a County responsibility for
health care will be in or out of this county get
the ability to choose providers of publicly funded open
10 Cape. Personal information and certificates
§ 1 in health and health care operations, personal data
be designed and otherwise processed so that the patient's and other
data subject's privacy is respected.
Provisions on the patient's right to access
Journal documents and other information and to object to
the processing of personal data as well as other provisions on
the processing of personal data in the health and
health care operations, see patient data law (2008:355).
section 2 of the Regulations on confidentiality in public health
health care operations, see Chapter 25. public access to information and
Rules on professional secrecy within individual health
health care operations, see Chapter 6. 12, 13 and 16 of the
Patient Safety Act (2010:659).
section 3 of The who is obligated to bring medical records upon request
issue of patient care.
11 kap. Comments, complaints and patient safety
1 § Patient councils to pursuant to lagen (1998:1656) if
1. provide or help patients to get the
information patients need to take to be
2. promote contacts between patients and healthcare professionals,
3. assist patients to turn to the proper authority.
section 2 of a patient who has suffered a health damage shall, as soon as possible
be informed about
1. that there has occurred an event which resulted in a
2. what actions the caregiver intends to take to a
similar incident should not happen again,
3. the ability to report the complaint to the Inspectorate for health care
4. the possibility to claim compensation under the patient injury Act
(1996:799) or from drug insurance, and
5. patient RAC activity.
paragraph 3 of the Inspectorate for health and social care, as indicated
in Chapter 7. 10-18 of the patient safety Act (2010:659) after
the notification rule on complaints against businesses engaged in the health
care and for health professionals.
section 4 of the patients and their relatives should be able to
participate in caregiver patient safety work.
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