Today the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has adopted the Law №2309a-d “On amendments to some legislative acts of Ukraine concerning improvement of legislation on the health care institutions activity.” The document is focused on reforming the organizational and legal status of medical institutions and their funding. As a result a network of public medical institutions should be created to provide timely and effective medical care for the population.
It should be stressed that the existing network of state and public health care facilities can’t be reduced and they will not be the subject to privatization.
This law defines the features of the medical institutions organizational and legal status, their classification and requirements to statutory documents and management. It also establishes a simplified reorganizational procedure of state and public medical institutions into state-owned and non-profit enterprises.
However, health care institutions of the Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of Interior, the Security Service, the State Border Guard Service, the State Penitentiary Service, and others are not the subject to such reorganization.
Special attention is paid to the financial resources required to provide medical aid by health care facilities. Financing of medical institutions can be carried out at the expense of the state budget and local budgets, businesses and individuals, and other sources. Health care agreements will be concluded on the basis of cost and amount of health care services. The State or local governments will be the owner of the services, performer – hospital.
The law also states that medical care will be free of charge, and it will be provided by registered entrepreneurs who received a license for medical practice.
Also, the document focuses on specifics of contract signature with managers of health care facilities.
Source: The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine