Organisation and financing of health care
1. How is health care in your jurisdiction organised?
The Italian health-care system (SSN) is a comprehensive system of structures and services aimed at granting all citizens equal access to healthcare treatment, and represents a direct expression of article 32 of the
Constitution, under which ‘the Italian Republic safeguards health as a fundamental right of the individual and as a collective interest, and guarantees free medical care to the indigent’.
The main rules and principles of the SSN are laid down by Law No. 833/1978, which also established the SSN.
"Reproduced with permission from Law Business Research Ltd. This article was first published in Getting the Deal Through: Life Sciences 2016, (published in November 2015; contributing editor: Alexander Ehlers, Ehlers, Ehlers & Partner) For further information please visit www.gettingthedealthrough.com."