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 3 - Definitions

7.1 Article 3 defines the terms used in the Directive. In preparing the Regulations to implement the Directive, we will use these definitions where appropriate. However, in some instances where there is existing domestic legislation we will use the appropriate language from that legislation.

7.2 As part of the implementing legislation, some of the Directive definitions will require further explanation to be understandable to domestic readers (e.g. "insured person" and "member state of affiliation"). We will aim to make definitions as clear as possible for use within the NHS and by patients.


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