a

The Protector of Citizens welcomes the Draft Law on Health Care and Health Insurance of Military Insurance Beneficiaries and the efforts put into drafting a single legislative framework for health care and health insurance of military insurance beneficiaries, given the difficulties in implementing the existing regulations governing this area.

The Protector of Citizens in his Opinion on the Draft Law on Health Care and Health Insurance of Military Insurance Beneficiaries, received on 6 August 2021 from the Ministry of Defense for providing Opinion, has highlighted that the provisions specifying the procedure of monitoring the implementation of the Law and monitoring the operation of military health institutions and ambulance units needs to be harmonized with the provisions of the Law on the Rights of

Patients that regulate the procedure upon dissatisfied patients’ complaints and provide for the possibility of approaching the health inspection of the Ministry of Health.

Finally, the Protector of Citizens believes that the Draft Law failed to fully specify or terminologically determine the provisions relating to the keeping of personal records of beneficiaries and the use of health insurance rights in relation to the provisions of the Law on the Central Registry of Compulsory Social Insurance.