Uregulowania prawne ustawy z 15 kwietnia 2011 r. o działalności leczniczej w odniesieniu do organizacji pozarządowych prowadzących działalność leczniczą, hospicyjną i paliatywną
The regulations of the Act of 15 April 2011 on Medical Activities in relation to non-governmental organizations engaged in medical, hospice and palliative activities
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The new legal regulation on medical activities is undoubtedly the answer to the need for introducing changes concerning the range of organizational rules of the health protection system and the functioning of entities conducting medical activities. However, in spite of many advantages (systematics of entities conducting medical activities, as well as defining the basic terms of this range: medical activities, medical entities, professional practice) of this legal regulation, it included essential defects in its original version related to conducting of medical activities by organizations of public benefit. The appearance of lege ferenda postulates forced the introduction of legislative changes in the matter under discussion, which were introduced with the Act of June 14, 2012 on the amendment to the act on medical activities and some other acts. The amendment of the act changed its version of art. 2 sec. 1 point 8 of the Act. The definition of entrepreneur changed as a result of the amendment, better than the definition included in the Civil Code, reflects the specific character of enterprises of medicinal entities. Subsequently, on the basis of the change of the version of art. 16 by adding sec. 1a, medical activity is not a regulated activity if it is conducted as a public benefit activity in the understanding of Act of April 24th, 2003 on Public Benefit, Voluntary Service, Charity and Care Activities, if separate regulations are provided when conducting such activity. At the same time the contents of art. 106 sec. 3 point 1c of the Act on Medical Activities were cancelled as a result of the amendment. Therefore, the legal solutionsapproved by the amendment to the act on medical activities will not cause negative results in the range of the existing functioning of public benefit organizations in the area of medical, hospice and palliative activities, which should undoubtedly be assessed positively.
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