'HEALING COMPANY'. THE INNOVATIVE LEGISLATIVE AND SYSTEMIC SOLUTION OR THE REFORM QUIBBLE? ('Przedsiebiorstwo lecznicze'. Innowacyjne rozwiazanie legislacyjno-systemowe czy manowce reformy?)
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The necessity of the hospitals status change in Poland was the hot issue for quite a long time. The problems of hospitals debts, local governments role, state (public) ownership problems, management weaknesses, resources lack, humans resources problems and many others have been stressed in public debates, often by different sides and political parties. The present Ministry of Health from the very beginning proposed the formal status change concerning ownership of health care units, mainly hospitals, as a first step for the system transformation in this respect. The proposal of the new legislation called the Health package included such approach. One of the most important laws in the package was the 'Hospitals privatisation', subsequently vetoed by the President representing the political opposition. The next step toward the transformation was the governmental Plan B, proposed also by Ministry of Health, criticized for the improper legal instruments and infectivity of the proposed strategy. The new legislation, described in this paper, is a consequence of the process and the main issue of the analysis undertaken hereby.
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