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LAW OF THE AZERBAIJAN REPUBLIC

of March 5, 2013 No. 591-IVQ

About obligatory medical examination of children

(as amended on 04-05-2021)

According to Item 1 of part I of article 94 of the Constitution of the Azerbaijan Republic, this Law establishes organization-legal bases of protection and strengthening of health of children, treatment-and-prophylactic events held among children and governs the relations arising in this area.

Chapter 1. General provisions

Article 1. Basic concepts

1.1. The basic concepts used in this Law express the following values:

1.1.1. medical examination of children - the active dynamic watch system consisting of complex and preventive, diagnostic and medical and improving actions for the purpose of health protection of children, ensuring normal physical development and detection of disease on initial stage of development;

1.1.2. medical and improving actions - the treatment and rehabilitation providing strengthening of health of children;

1.1.3. annual routine inspection of children - annual active physical examination of children by specialists of one or several qualifications;

1.1.4. year of observation - period of time for implementation of actions for medical examination concerning the children registered for medical examination within calendar year;

1.1.5. inspection screening - the special diagnostic testings conducted for the purpose of early detection of risk of incidence and pathology among children.

Article 2. Legislation of the Azerbaijan Republic on obligatory medical examination of children

The legislation of the Azerbaijan Republic on obligatory medical examination of children consists of the Constitution of the Azerbaijan Republic, this Law, the laws of the Azerbaijan Republic "About public health care" and "Protection of the rights of the child", other regulatory legal acts and international treaties which participant is the Azerbaijan Republic.

Article 3. Purpose of obligatory medical examination of children

The purpose of obligatory medical examination of children is implementation of the actions directed to protection and strengthening of health of children, decrease in the illness rate, restriction of opportunities of health, death rate among children and protection of children from diseases.

Article 4. Basic principles of obligatory medical examination of children

The basic principles of obligatory medical examination of children is the following:

legality, observance and respect for rights and freedoms of man and citizen; planned, complex and system implementation of obligatory medical examination of children; the choice of medical and improving actions depending on the state of health of children; admissibility of obligatory medical examination for all children.

Article 5. Obligations of the state in the field of implementation of obligatory medical examination of children

5.1. Obligations of the state in the field of implementation of medical examination consist of the following:

5.1.1. determination of bases of state policy in the field of health protection of children;

5.1.2. establishment of rules of implementation of actions for medical examination;

5.1.3. financing of actions for medical examination;

5.1.4. provision of guarantees on rendering high-quality social medical care to children;

5.1.5. timely implementation of medical and improving actions on the basis of the analysis of results of medical examination;

5.1.6. improvement of quality of dispensary observation due to carrying out annual surveys and necessary inspections;

5.1.7. registration of actions for inspection and the medical and improving actions performed communications with each child;

5.1.8. identification at early stage of pathologies and other violations at children;

5.1.9. the organization of work on education in the field of medical examination.

Article 6. Measures of the help of the state providing in the field of obligatory medical examination of children

6.1. For the purpose of implementation of obligatory medical examination of children the state guarantees the following:

6.1.1. approval of amount and the quality standards of medical services (according to medical requirements) to children who should undergo medical examination;

6.1.2. creation of the register of children who should undergo medical examination, and its maintaining;

6.1.3. annual determination of the state of health of children and its assessment;

6.1.4. implementation of social, sanitary and hygienic, epidemiological and medical and improving actions for early identification of the reasons of diseases among children and to their elimination;

6.1.5. dispensary registration of the children struck with nosological forms of diseases;

6.1.6. ensuring participation of specialists of narrow qualification in rendering dispensary services to children;

6.1.7. carrying out accounting and registration during medical examination of children up to standard;

6.1.8. implementation of economic, legal and organizational measures for the purpose of ensuring demand of children with risk of incidence on the medical and diagnostic help;

6.1.9. accommodation of sick children and children with risk of incidence in social medical institutions, and also the organization of their sanatorium treatment based on the permit of medical institution;

6.1.10. creation of conditions for international cooperation in the field of prevention of diseases among children and in fight against their consequences.

Chapter 2. Organization of obligatory medical examination of children

Article 7. Planning and implementation of obligatory medical examination of children

7.1. Obligatory medical examination of children is carried out taking into account their age and the state of health according to the procedure, established by relevant organ of the executive authority. These rules also cover obligatory medical examination of the children who lost parents and deprived of parent guardianship, being in socially dangerous condition, the children with limited opportunities of health containing in correctional facilities.

7.2. Children who should undergo medical examination are provided with medical care which amount and the quality standards are established by relevant organ of the executive authority.

7.3. The state control of implementation of obligatory medical examination of children is provided with the relevant organ (structure) established by executive body.

7.4. The list of inspections during obligatory medical examination of children and qualified specialists who will perform inspection affirms the relevant organ (structure) established by executive body.

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