Policy Document

Law on patient and user rights (Patient and User Rights Act)

Year

2001

Country

Norway

Topic

Health

Subtopic

Long-term care

Main implications

Patients are allowed to choose the hospital at which they would like to receive treatment. If the public healthcare institutions cannot provide service within a reasonable time, patients are allowed to use a private alternative, which has fuelled a surge in private healthcare.

Benefits & Requirements

Coverage: Eligible groups or beneficiaries

The law applies to everyone residing in the kingdom. The King may make exceptions by regulation under chapter 2 for people who are not Norwegian citizens or without a permanent residence in the country.

Read the Law

Original full text source in native language

LOV-1999-07-02-63

Original full text web source in native language

https://lovdata.no/dokument/NL/lov/1999-07-02-63/KAPITTEL_2

Author

Anders Gravir Imenes
External Consultant

Data collected in the framework of the Population Europe Research Finder and Archive (PERFAR)

Cite as

SPLASH-db.eu (2016): Policy: "Law on patient and user rights (Patient and User Rights Act)" (Information provided by Anders Gravir Imenes). Available at: https://splash-db.eu [Date of access].