Cross Border Healthcare & Patient Mobility: Public Consultation on Scotland's Transposition and Implementation of Directive 2011/24 EU on the Application of Patients' Rights in Cross-border Healthcare.

This consultation document sets out the Scottish Government’s approach to implementation of the EU Directive on the application of patients’ rights in cross-border healthcare. It seeks views on the detail of the implementation, and examines the effects the Directive may have on Scotland’s health system.

Article 20 - Reports

21.1 Article 20 requires the Commission to compile a report on the operation of the Directive, two years from the date of transposition - i.e. by 25 October 2015 - and then every three years thereafter.

21.2 There are specific requirements for the Commission to report on how the use of the provisions on limiting the application on rules on reimbursement for reasons of general interest (Article. 7(9)), prior authorisation (Article 8) and on the functioning of National Contact Points and European Reference Networks (Articles 6 and 12 respectively). There are also provisions for Member States to resolve any financial issues in respect of Regulation 883/2004 resulting from Article 7 of the Directive.

21.3 To implement Article 20, there is an additional requirement on Member States to provide the Commission with "…assistance and all information for carrying out the assessment and preparing the reports", which we anticipate will need to be built in to the responsibilities of the National Contact Point(s) (Article 6) and national authorities. We understand that the Commission intends specifying a range of data and information about the uptake and use of the Directive, which Member States will be asked to collect.


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