The right to occupational hazards is planned to enshrine in amended Medical Care Act, Healthcare Minister Vladimir Karanik said during the extended meeting of the permanent committee of House of Representatives for health protection, physical culture, family and youth policy, as BelTA reported.
«The right to occupational risk shall be introduced into the law. We understand that even performing manipulations in compliance with all technical approaches and all methods may not lead to the result that the healthcare worker and patient are counting on. This is not the fault of the healthcare worker, it’s the patient’s specific characteristics, the course of the disease “We must introduce the right to professional risk, because none of the healthcare workers is safe from this,” Vladimir Karanik said.
In this regard, the Minister noted the importance of health insurance for professional liability of healthcare workers. According to him, this mechanism allows both protecting the healthcare worker and ensuring the observance of the patient’s legal rights and compensation, if during some procedure performed according to the testimony in accordance with the methodology, complications nevertheless developed that led to the patient’s suffering or required additional treatment.
In many medical institutions, insurance is already being provided at the expense of extrabudgetary funds. In Minsk, for example, many clinics insure their anaesthesiologists.
At the meeting of the permanent committee of House of Representatives for health protection, physical culture, family and youth policy, amendments to Medical Care Act were discussed.
As reported, changes to Medical Care Act are planned to be considered in the first reading at the spring session. The normative legal act comprehensively regulates, in particular, the issues of digitalization in healthcare, provides for the accreditation of medical facilities.