210 judgments found.

Case 28

Country: Albania
Year: 2010
Court: Constitutional Court of the Republic of Albania [Gjykata Kushtetuese e Republikës së Shqipërisë]
Citation: Decision No. 28, dated May 5, 2010.
Health Topics: Health systems and financing, Medicines
Human Rights: Right to health
Facts:

The Health Insurance Institute of Albania partially reimbursed the citizens of Albania for purchase of specific drugs that are included in the annually-published list. This list and the extent of the price coverage for the covered drugs was approved by a decision of the Albanian Council of Ministers (CoM). The Pharmaceuticals Distributors Association of Albania …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to medicines, Health regulation, Pricing, Reimbursement, Social security, Subsidies
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Case 3-4-1-8-09

Country: Estonia
Year: 2010
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: Constitutional Judgment 3-4-1-8-09, Supreme Court (16 March 2010
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health systems and financing
Facts:

In 2009, the state legislative body passed the 2009 Supplementary Budget Act and Related Acts Amendment Act (“Supplementary Budget Act”), which amended a series of statutes in order to limit the state budget deficit. The Tallinn City Council filed a petition with the Estonian Supreme Court, asking it to declare certain provisions of the Supplementary …Read more

Tags: Budget, Children, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health regulation, Health spending, Social security
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Case 315768

Country: France
Year: 2010
Court: Conseil d'Etat [Council of State]
Citation: C.E., n°315768, 10 February 2010
Health Topics: Health systems and financing, Medical malpractice, Public safety
Human Rights: Right to health
Facts:

Mr. Patrick A requested the annulment of the decision of 8 February 2008 by which the National Council of the Order of Doctors declined to authorize him as a certified specialist in the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery. Mr. A had been practicing baldness surgery for 28 years as a general practitioner, and had …Read more

Tags: Access to treatment, Counseling, Diagnostics, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health regulation, Standard of care
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Case 33-36501

Country: Russia
Year: 2010
Court: Moscow City Court
Citation: Case No. 33-36501
Health Topics: Health systems and financing, Hospitals
Facts:

The applicant challenged an order by the lower court holding that the Ministry of healthcare and social development of the Russian Federation and Ministry of healthcare of Moscow region had no obligation to conduct official inspections into potential violations of his mother’s rights as a patient in the Moscow public healthcare system. The applicant approached …Read more

Tags: Health facilities, Health regulation, Public hospitals
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Case 335-92 and 359-92

Country: Guatemala
Year: 2010
Court: Constitutional Court [Corte Constitutional]
Citation: Corte Constitucional, accumulated Case Nos. 335-92 and 359-92, May 12, 1993
Health Topics: Controlled substances, Health systems and financing, Medicines, Public safety
Human Rights: Right to health
Facts:

This case was an unconstitutionality action brought by the Guatemalan Association of Pharmacists and Chemists et al. challenging the Liberalization of Importation of Medicines Act. The claimants argued that the Act’s elimination of requirements for imported medicines such as expiration dates, instructions in Spanish, and required government testing violated constitutional competition provisions, intellectual property and …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to medicines, Addiction, Drug quality, Drug safety, Generic drugs, Health regulation, Intellectual property, Labeling, Manufacturing, Patents, Pharmaceuticals, Pricing
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Case 4111-2009

Country: Guatemala
Year: 2010
Court: Constitutional Court [Corte Constitucional]
Citation: Corte Constitucional Case No. 4111-2009, January 28, 2010.
Health Topics: Disabilities, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Medicines
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to health, Right to life, Right to social security
Facts:

This case was an appeal of a constitutional protection (amparo) action before the Constitutional Court filed by the Public Defender of Human Rights, acting on behalf of Maritza Ninnette Cuellar Morales, against the Board of Directors of the Guatemalan Social Security Administration. The Board denied the claimant medical coverage for her spinal condition, based on …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Disabled, Health insurance, Health regulation, Public hospitals, Reimbursement, Social security
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Case 42755708

Country: Latvia
Year: 2010
Court: District Court of Administrative Cases
Citation: A02405-10/18
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Medicines
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The Plaintiff bought 13 packs of Sprycel, also known as desatinib, during the year and sought reimbursement for their costs. A local university hospital doctors council concluded that the Plaintiff would not survive without Sprycel treatment. According to the law of Latvia, the Plaintiff was reimbursed up to LVL 10 000 for his purchase of …Read more

Tags: Access to treatment, Budget, Essential medicines, Health expenditures, Health regulation, Health spending, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Pricing, Reimbursement
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Case 857/B/2005 AB

Country: Hungary
Year: 2010
Court: Constitutional Court
Health Topics: Aging, Health systems and financing
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to social security
Facts:

Petitioner sought a declaration that a certain provision of a government decree regulating minimum pension amounts was unconstitutional because it (a) regulated a fundamental right which could only be done by statute and (b) provided a social security benefit too low to maintain human dignity, which was guaranteed by the Constitution.

Tags: Aged persons, Budget, Elderly, Health funding, Health insurance, Health regulation, Health spending, Older persons, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Senior citizens, Social security
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Case 95

Country: Romania
Year: 2010
Court: National Council for Combating Discrimination
Citation: Decision No. 95 of 9 June 2010
Health Topics: Aging, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination
Facts:

The petitioner, the National Council for Combating Discrimination, alleged that Order No. 1352/2009 (the” challenged order”) issued by the Ministry of Health, the defendant, violated the paragraph 1 of Article 1 and Article 10, pt (b) of Governmental Ordinance No. 137/2000, which prevented and sanctioned all forms of discrimination. The petitioner claimed that the challenged …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Aged persons, Elderly, Health funding, Health regulation, Older persons, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Senior citizens, Social security
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Case III SA/Kr 148/10

Country: Poland
Year: 2010
Court: Wojewódzki Sąd Administracyjny w Krakowie [Voivodeship Administrative Court – Krakow]
Citation: Case file No. III SA/Kr 148/10
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing
Human Rights: Right to health
Facts:

The plaintiff lost his unemployed person status for three months due to his failure to appear at the Labor office on an appointed date and for not providing a reason afterwards for his missed appointment. He missed the appointment because he was confused about the appointment date. Losing his unemployment status resulted in him losing …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Employment, Health insurance, Health regulation
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