The Legal Reform of Health Care System in the Republic of Serbia

Sovilj, Ranko and Stojković-Zlatanović, Sanja (2017) The Legal Reform of Health Care System in the Republic of Serbia. In: Challenges of contemporary society II : Proceedings from the International conference. "Ss. Cyril and Methodius" University in Skopje, Institute for sociological, political and juridical research, Skopje, pp. 286-302.

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Serbian law joined the active reforms in the health care sector. The procedure for the adoption of several laws in the area of health care is undergoing, aiming at improving health care services. The main reason for the adoption of new legislation is need for harmonization in the area of health care and health insurance system taking into account modern developments in the region countries and in the EU. Increasing the scope of mandatory health insurance is projected due to the growing needs of population for health care. It covered the new categories of the population, providing greater scope of health care to vulnerable social groups. Furthermore, the obligation of the individual to respond to a call for targeted preventive examination or screening under appropriate national programs is introduced. As a part of health care reform, Serbian government adopted Biomedical assisted fertilization Law creating preconditions for the promotion of donations in order to increase the number of successful treatments It is likely to enhance the quality of health care taking into account modern standards of medical science and practice, complying with the EU legislation as well. There is also an initiative for adoption of new Pharmacy Law aiming to regulate pharmaceutical industry based on demographic, geographic and technical criteria.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: International conference: Challenges of Contemporary Society II, 17 november 2017, Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
Uncontrolled Keywords: health care, compulsory health insurance, voluntary health insurance, transplantation of cells, tissues and organs, biomedical assisted fertilization
Institutional centre: Centre for legal research
Depositing User: Vesna Jovanović
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2019 20:53
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2019 20:53

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