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Name: The Health Act (No. 546 of 2005).
Country: Denmark
Subject(s): Medical care and sickness benefit
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2005-06-24
Entry into force:
Published on: Lovtidende A, 2005-06-25, Vol. 92, No. 546, pp. 3914-3954
ISN: DNK-2005-L-70825
Bibliography: Lovtidende A, 2005-06-25, Vol. 92, No. 546, pp. 3914-3954
Abstract/Citation: Contains 84 chapters with 278 sections regulating the health care system, including, i.a., the right to benefits under the Act (ss. 7 to 12); the legal status of patients (ss. 13 to 51); the rights of patients include their joint involvement in decisions, such as informed consent (ss. 15 to 21), the right to self-determination in certain cases, such as in connection with hunger-strikes (s. 23) and the refusal to receive blood (s. 24); Act further covers, i.a., issues such as transplantation (ss. 52 to 56), benefits for medical and hospital care (ss. 57 to 91), interruption of pregnancy etc. (ss. 92 to 103); sterilisation and castration (ss. 104 to 117); municipal health benefits (ss. 118 to 142), contribution to medication (ss. 143 to 157), other benefits or contributions (ss. 158 to 168); quality development research, patient security etc. (ss. 193 to 202); cooperation and planning (ss. 203 to 209); health preparedness (ss. 210 to 211); state autorities etc. (ss. 212 to 223); administration etc. (ss. 224 to 233); financing (ss.. 234 to 265), penal provisions, entry into force and transitional rules (ss. 266 to 278); repeals various Acts.
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