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LAW OF THE AZERBAIJAN REPUBLIC

of April 14, 2000 No. 857-IQ

About immunoprevention of infectious diseases

(as amended on 23-04-2021)

This Law establishes legal and economic basis of the state policy performed in the field of immunoprevention of infectious diseases for the purpose of public health care of the Azerbaijan Republic and ensuring sanitary and epidemiologic wellbeing.

Chapter I. General provisions

Article 1. Basic concepts

The concepts used express the following values in this Law:

immunoprevention of infectious diseases (further - immunoprevention) - prevention, restriction of distribution or liquidation of infectious diseases by preventive inoculations;

preventive inoculations - introduction in human body of medical immunobiological supplies for creation of specific immunity against infectious diseases;

medical immunobiological supplies - the vaccines, immunoglobulins and other medicines applied for the purpose of prevention of development and spread of infectious diseases;

vaccine-challenged complications - violation of health in various degree as a result of preventive inoculations;

the certificate of preventive inoculations - the document of registration of preventive inoculations.

Article 2. Legislation of the Azerbaijan Republic on immunoprevention

The legislation of the Azerbaijan Republic on immunoprevention consists of this Law, other regulatory legal acts and interstate agreements supported by the Azerbaijan Republic.

Article 3. The basic principles of state policy in the field of immunoprevention

State policy in the field of immunoprevention is directed to restriction of distribution and prevention of infectious diseases.

In the field of immunoprevention treat the basic principles of state policy:

need of preventive inoculations for all citizens;

free carrying out preventive inoculations to the population in the public and local medical institutions;

implementation of target state programs and regional programs;

use of effective medical immunobiological supplies for performing immunoprevention;

state control of quality, safety, storage and transportation of medical immunobiological supplies;

the state care of the scientific research conducted in the field of development and production of new medical immunobiological supplies, ensuring the production of medical immunobiological supplies meeting the modern requirements;

state care of local producers of medical immunobiological supplies;

training of health workers in the field of immunoprevention;

social protection of citizens in case of vaccine-challenged complications;

enhancement of system of statistical observation;

provision of conditions for participation of the humanitarian organizations in the field of immunoprevention;

development of international cooperation.

Chapter II. Organizational bases and financing of immunoprevention

Article 4. Organizational bases of immunoprevention

Implementation of immunoprevention provides the relevant organ (organization) determined by executive body.

Implementation of immunoprevention in Armed forces of the Azerbaijan Republic, in other stipulated by the legislation military connections is provided with relevant organs of the executive authority.

Article 5. Preventive inoculations according to epidemic indications

In case of danger of emergence of the infectious diseases established by relevant organ of the executive authority preventive inoculations on epidemic instructions without fail are carried out.

Terms and procedure for carrying out preventive inoculations on epidemic instructions are established by relevant organ of the executive authority.

Article 6. Requirements imposed to carrying out preventive inoculations

Preventive inoculations are carried out in the public and local medical institutions or the legal entities and physical persons which got special permission to private medical activities in the procedure established by the legislation.

Preventive inoculations are carried out with the consent of citizens. Preventive inoculations to persons recognized in the procedure established by the legislation incapacitated or minor are carried out with the consent of parents or other legal representatives.

Preventive inoculations are carried out to the citizens who do not have medical contraindications with observance of the medical and sanitary rules and requirements established by relevant organ of the executive authority.

Medical contraindications for carrying out preventive inoculations are established by relevant organ of the executive authority.

The refusal of carrying out preventive inoculations brings:

to restriction before performing preventive vaccination of entrance and departure to the countries where preventive inoculations in compliance with the international medical and sanitary rules or international treaties supported by the Azerbaijan Republic are required;

to the temporary termination in the procedure for acceptance of persons established by the legislation in educational institutions and improving organizations in case of mass infectious diseases or threats of epidemic.

The list of the works connected with high risk of emergence of infectious diseases and requiring obligatory carrying out preventive inoculations is established by relevant organ of the executive authority.

Article 7. Calendar of preventive inoculations

The calendar of preventive inoculations (further - calendar) is the document which establishes procedure, carrying out terms to citizens of preventive inoculations, the list of the diseases requiring carrying out inoculations and affirms relevant organ of the executive authority.

The preventive inoculations included in calendar are carried out at the scheduled time to the citizens of the Azerbaijan Republic who are constantly living in the Azerbaijan Republic, to stateless persons and foreigners.

Article 8. Requirements to medical immunobiological supplies

For immunoprevention the registered by the procedure established by the legislation and certified medical immunobiological supplies are used.

Medical immunobiological supplies are released by specialized medical institutions according to the recipe of the doctor.

Article 9. Storage and transportation of medical immunobiological supplies

Storage and transportation of medical immunobiological supplies are performed with observance of health regulations.

Article 10. State control of medical immunobiological supplies

The state control of quality, safety, storage and transportation of medical immunobiological supplies is performed by relevant organ of the executive authority.

Article 11. Immunoprevention financing

Financing of immunoprevention is performed at the expense of the government budget and other sources which are not forbidden by the legislation.

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