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Proposed Directive on patients’ rights in cross-border health care – background & recent developments Földes Éva, Ph. D. Candidate Central European University.

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1 Proposed Directive on patients’ rights in cross-border health care – background & recent developments Földes Éva, Ph. D. Candidate Central European University Regional meeting on Application of Patients’ Rights in Cross-Border Health Care Budapest, February 27-28

2 Access to health care – Member States’ competence? Principle of subsidiarity, confirmed repeatedly by ECJ rulings* Market integration Amendment of the territoriality principle * Duphar, Poucet/ Pistre, Sodemare, Decker, Kohll, Geraets-Simts/ Peerbooms, Müller-Fauré/ Van Riet, Inizan, Vanbraekel, Watts, Leichtle, Stamatelaki

3 Consequences of ECJ rulings Access to health care in other Member States Social security EU Treaty - co-ordination mechanism Free movement principles

4 Preparatory work – policy initiatives launched by the Commission  High level reflection process on patient mobility and health care & the High Level Group  2004 – Commission proposal for a Directive on services  2006 – Council conclusions on common values & principles in EU health systems  2006 – Open consultation regarding Community action on health services

5 Preparatory work  2005 – European Parliament reports on patient mobility and cross-border care developments  External surveys, analyses, studies

6 European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies:

7 THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION!


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