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Forthcoming changes to the public health insurance system in the Czech Republic: what you need to know

Published 03 May 2024 by Kateřina Slavíková HAVEL & PARTNERS | Czech Republic, Czech Republic

As with many healthcare systems worldwide, the Czech Republic faces challenges regarding sustainable funding and escalating healthcare costs, particularly concerning chronic and rare diseases.

Aiming to address emerging needs in public healthcare, on 12 April 2024, the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic introduced a draft amendment to the Act on Public Health Insurance and other related laws, which is proposed to take effect on 1 January 2026. In this article, we provide an overview of the key areas affected by the legislative proposal, namely (i) price and reimbursement regulation of medicinal products and medical devices, (ii) preventive care support, (iii) reimbursement of cross-border healthcare services, and (iv) dental care reimbursement.

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Amendment to the Act on Medicinal Products; new obligations to ensure availability of medicinal products

Published 24 January 2024 by Kateřina Slavíková HAVEL & PARTNERS | Czech Republic, Czech Republic

An amendment to the Act on Medicinal Products entered into effect as of 1 January 2024, imposing numerous new obligations on marketing authorisation holders, distributors and pharmacies, and expanding the existing powers of administrative authorities. The changes are primarily aimed at ensuring the availability of medicinal products for the needs of patients in the Czech Republic and increasing the resilience of the market to supply shortages of medicinal products.

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