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Law (2008:344) On Health Care For Asylum Seekers And Others.

Original Language Title: Lag (2008:344) om hälso- och sjukvård åt asylsökande m.fl.

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Introductory provisions

section 1 of this Act provides for the obligations of the County

that, in addition to what follows from HSL

(1982:763) and dental care Act (1985:125), offer health and

medical care and dental care for asylum seekers and certain other


1 a of the specific provisions relating to county councils ' obligation to

offer health and dental care to people who

staying in Sweden without the support of the administrative or

Constitution Act (2013:407) on health care

to certain foreign nationals residing in Sweden without necessary

State. Team (2013:411).

section 2 of The regulations that apply to the care given under

health and medical services Act (1982:763) and dental Act

(1985:125) also applies to care given under this Act, if

not otherwise provided.

section 3 A County Council obligations under this law only applies to

foreign nationals residing in the County.

With county councils under this law even municipality not included in

a County Council.

section 4 of this Act covers foreign nationals

1. have applied for a residence permit in Sweden as a refugee

According to Chapter 4. § 1 or other protection status under

Chapter 4. 2 or 2 a of the Aliens Act (2005:716) or

the corresponding older provisions,

2. have been granted a residence permit of temporary protection

or a residence permit for temporary protection, with the support of

the provisions of Chapter 21. 2, 3, 4 or 6 of the Aliens Act

and that is not registered in this country,

3. detained under 10 Cape. 1 or section 2 of the Aliens Act

and that has not been placed in correctional institutions, detention

or police custody, or

4. staying here with the support of the temporary residence permit

According to Chapter 5. 15 or 15 d § aliens.

Such foreigners referred to in the first subparagraph 1 or 2

covered by the law even if they have been issued a decision on

the expulsion. It does not apply to an alien who

keep away so that the decision cannot be enforced.

Team (2013:647).

Scope of care

paragraph 5 of The county councils shall offer such foreigners referred to in

4 paragraph 1-3 and have not reached the age of 18, nursing in

same extent offered the residing in the

the County Council.

Care to the extent referred to in the first subparagraph shall also

be offered foreigners referred to in paragraph 4 4.

section 6, A County Council shall offer foreigners referred to in paragraph 4 of the

first paragraph 1-3 and who has reached the age of 18, care that cannot

delayed, antenatal care, care in abortion and

contraceptive advice.

Health assessment

section 7 of The county councils shall, unless it is clearly unnecessary,

offer foreigners referred to in paragraph 4 of a health assessment. A

such offer must be submitted when a foreign national referred to in paragraph 4 of the

the first subparagraph of paragraph 1 or 2 are established property within the County.

Other foreigners will be offered health examination as soon as it

preferably take place.

section 8 Government or authority the Government determines

Announces rules on medical examinations.