Doctors given right to refuse treatment

DOCTORS will be able to check a list of names of those who have not paid their health insurance premiums and refuse treatment to anyone on the list. That is according to a new health insurance law effective January 2006, according to the Národna Obroda daily.

The list of names will be updated monthly.

Health insurance companies can publish the names of non-payees, according to the law.

However, unlike social security provider Socialna poistovna, the companies cannot publish the names of companies who have not paid the employer’s tax contributions.

By the same token, employees whose insurance hasn't been paid by their employers will not be included on the list.

Compiled by Magdalena MacLeod from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Top stories

Threats have worked. People queued for COVID testing before the official start

The nationwide testing in Slovakia started with four districts in the north. Here is a report from the first day in Orava.

Bardejov

News digest: Testing is go, several MPs positive

Slovakia-style lockdown starts tomorrow. Take a look at the latest development in our news digest.

Disinfecting the testing site in Trstená, Orava.

Orava and Bardejov in the spotlight. Nationwide testing is go in four districts

Thousands of people turned out to get tested on the first day.

Testing in Oravský Podzámok, under Oravský Hrad castle.

No test, no work. Employees will have to take paid or unpaid leave

Those who will be quarantined with a positive test result will be entitled to pandemic sick leave.

Illustrative stock photo