Patient Law (2014:821)

Original Language Title: Patientlag (2014:821)

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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

health care.

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

care contact,

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

or her.

§ 5 Information must not be provided to the patient or someone

related provisions of confidentiality or professional secrecy

prevents this.

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

be respected.

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,

be respected.

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

individual circumstances.

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

prevents this.

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

and security.

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

proven experience.

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

secrecy (2009:400).

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

patientnämndsverksamhet, etc.

1. provide or help patients to get the

information patients need to take to be

their interests,

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

health damage,

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

and 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.