Slovakia -Medical workers forced to work -June 03, 2013

Changes in the Criminal Code and in the law on health-care providers might, among other things, impose stricter penalties on medical workers who refuse to come to work during a state of emergency. While the Health Ministry defended the change by referring to patient protection and the need to have special legislation for extraordinary situations, doctors’ representatives branded the move an attempt to criminalise their profession and said they were considering steps to prevent the new rules from coming into force. Trade unions representing health-care workers are considering several steps in order to prevent the amendments from coming into force.

English: http://spectator.sme.sk/articles/view/50234/2/medical_workers_may_be_forced ...

 

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