In particular, it sets out the main principles for public healthcare, including respect for citizen’s rights in this area and the state guarantees backing these rights.
The federal law defines the means by which citizen’s public health protection rights are guaranteed, and how the right to medical treatment is carried out. It sets out the terms and procedures under which state-guaranteed free medical care is provided, and also the rules governing provision of paying healthcare services.
It also defines what constitutes the public healthcare system, and the municipal and private healthcare services, and sets out the terms and procedures for their functioning.
The law regulates relations in the medical and pharmaceutical sectors, including the rights and obligations of medical organisations and medical and pharmaceutical personnel, and sets the specific training requirements for such personnel.
The federal law delimits powers in the public healthcare between the federal executive authorities, the regional authorities, and the local self-government.
The law sets liability for breaching citizens’ public healthcare rights and endangering public health and citizens’ lives by refusal to provide medical assistance.