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LAW OF THE AZERBAIJAN REPUBLIC

of June 26, 1997 No. 360-IQ

About public health care

(as amended on 20-11-2020)

Public health care consists of complex of the political, economic, legal, scientific, medical, sanitary and hygienic measures directed to protection of physical and mental health of each person, increase in his active longevity, providing with medical care.

This Law regulates the relations arising between citizens and state bodies, and also subjects of the state and non-state health care systems.

Chapter 1. General rules

Article 1. Basic principles of public health care

The basic principles of public health care are:

the state providing rights of man and citizen in the field of public health care and the responsibility of legal entities and physical persons connected with it;

holding preventive actions in the field of public health care;

availability of the medico-public assistance to all;

protection of citizens in case of disability.

Article 2. The legislation of the Azerbaijan Republic in the field of public health care

The legislation of the Azerbaijan Republic in the field of public health care consists of the Constitution of the Azerbaijan Republic, this Law, other corresponding legal acts of the Azerbaijan Republic, and also international treaties with participation of the Azerbaijan Republic.

Article 3. Obligations of the state in the field of public health care

Obligations of the state in the field of public health care are:

determination of fundamentals of policy of the state in the field of public health care, and also protection of rights and freedoms of man and citizen;

preparation and implementation of state programs in the field of health protection;

determination of rules of the organization and activities of health care system;

financing of the state health care system;

environmental protection and providing ecological safety;

determination of the amount of insurance and rules of payment of insurance sums for compulsory medical insurance;

guarantee of rendering the medico-public assistance for national groups;

guarantee of healthy competition for organizations of the state and non-state health care systems;

protection of family, parents and children;

implementation of international cooperation in the field of health care except for, the transfer materials and medicines made of fabric components;

Implementation of accreditation of medical institutions.

Chapter 2. Organization of public health care

Article 4. State health care system

Are part of the state health care system the body (organization) determined by relevant organ of the executive authority, treatment-and-prophylactic, research, educational, pharmaceutical and the sanitary-and-prophylactic institutions of the state subordination, and also the companies which are engaged in logistics, making medical equipment and medicines, sanitary and epidemiologic service, forensic medical examination.

Article 5. Non-state health care system

The non-state health care system includes the medical and pharmaceutical institutions performing activities in the procedure established by the legislation and private medical institutions which property is based on the private property or property used on the basis of the lease agreement including the property which is municipal property and the physical persons practising private medicine and pharmaceutical activities.

Article 6. Privatization and leasing of medical institutions

Medical institutions can be privatized and leased according to the procedure, established by the legislation.

Article 7. State registration of the companies of health care

State registration of the companies of health care is carried out according to the procedure, established by the legislation.

Article 7-1. Accreditation of medical institutions

Accreditation of medical institutions is carried out for the purpose of determination of quality of the medical services provided to the population of compliance of medical institutions to requirements of regulatory legal acts and providing the right of the population to choose the medical institutions providing high-quality medical services for inspection and treatment.

The procedure for accreditation of medical institutions affirms body (organization) determined by relevant organ of the executive authority.

Accreditation of medical institutions is performed by body (organization) determined by relevant organ of the executive authority.

For accreditation of medical institutions the state fee in the amount of, established by the Law of the Azerbaijan Republic "About the state fee" is collected.

Accreditation of medical institutions is carried out each 5 (five) years. Accredited medical institutions receive certificates on accreditation.

Article 8. Sanitary and epidemiologic wellbeing of the population

Sanitary and epidemiologic wellbeing of the population is provided according to the relevant legislation, with implementation of complex of the hygienic, anti-epidemic events held by legal entities and physical persons under control of the public sanitary and epidemiologic service.

Article 9. Financing of the state health care system

Financing of the state health care system is performed generally at the expense of funds of the government budget, and also compulsory medical insurance, voluntary assignments from the income of the organizations, organizations and the companies, donations of legal entities and physical persons, and also other sources which are not contradicting the legislation.

Funds of the state health care system are allocated on:

preparation and realization of complex of target programs in health care;

development of material and technical resources of the companies of the state health care;

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