ISSN 1452-6662
Više od 180 osnovnih i prečišćenih tekstova propisa Republike Srbije prevedenih na engleski jezik.
Published in the Službeni glasnik RS, Nos. 45/13 of 22 May 2013 and 25/19 of 3 April 2019 (other law)

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  • Article 1

    This Law shall regulate patients' rights when using healthcare services, the manner of exercising and the manner of protecting these rights, as well as other issues related to patients' rights and duties.

    • Article 2

      The basic terms used in this Law shall have the following meanings:

      1) patient shall mean a person, and/or an insured person in terms of the Law on Health Insurance, either sick or healthy, who requests or is provided with a healthcare service for the purposes of preservation and improvement of their health, prevention, suppression and early detection of diseases, injuries and other health disorders, and timely and efficient treatment and rehabilitation;

      2) medical measure shall mean a healthcare service provided for preventive, diagnostic, therapeutic and rehabilitation purposes;

      3) child shall mean a person under the age of 18;

      4) reasoning ability of a child who has reached 15 years of age, in terms of this Law, shall mean a child's ability to understand the nature of his health condition, the purpose of the proposed medical measure, the risks and consequences of taking or not taking such a measure, as well as his ability to assess the obtained information in his decision-making process;

      5) members of the immediate family shall be considered to mean: a spouse or an extramarital partner, children, brothers, sisters, parents, an adoptive parent, an adoptee and other persons living with the patient in a joint family household.

      Terms used in this Law in the grammatical masculine gender shall imply both the natural masculine and feminine gender of the persons they refer to.

    • Article 3

      The patient shall be guaranteed an equal right to quality and continuous healthcare in accordance with his health condition, generally accepted professional standards and ethical principles, in the best interest of the patient and with respect for his personal views.

      The exercise of the right referred to in paragraph 1 of this Article shall be based on the partnership between the patient as the recipient of healthcare services and the healthcare professional, i.e. healthcare associate as the provider of healthcare services.

      The partnership referred to in paragraph 2 of this Article shall imply mutual trust and respect between the patient and the healthcare professional, i.e. healthcare associate at all levels of healthcare, as the rights and duties of the partners in such a relationship.