2021-08-31 15:15

2021-08-31 15:15

Healthcare in Great Britain and Northern Ireland as it was before Brexit.  The government adopted the bill
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On Tuesday, the government adopted a bill to amend the Public Funded Healthcare Services Act and the Medicines Act.

It assumes, inter alia, the possibility of using health care services in Great Britain and Northern Ireland under conditions similar to those in force prior to the country’s departure from the European Union. The project was submitted by the Minister of Health.

It was emphasized that the new regulations would have a positive impact in terms of securing access to vaccination against COVID-19. Moreover, foreigners must be covered by social insurance to perform legal work in Poland, and those who cannot obtain the status of persons covered by health insurance at the moment will get this status.

The most important project solutions assume that the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is included in all regulations that refer to EU countries or the European Free Trade Agreement.

The new regulations provide for the introduction of transitional provisions, according to which banks are required to cancel the registration of persons from health insurance to whom this insurance has been reported in the period from January 1, 2021 to the date of entry into force of the bill. Withdrawal of a British pension, contrary to the provisions of the relevant agreements between the European Union and the United Kingdom.

The draft also assumes that health insurance covers foreigners who do not have citizenship of any of the countries of the European Union, the European Free Trade Association, the United Kingdom or a place of residence in the territory of these countries, and at the same time fulfill the conditions of social insurance in connection with work in Poland.

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Under the draft’s assumptions, the new solutions will enter into force 14 days after they are published in the PAP.

Author: Iwona Pałczyńska

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