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European Union Health Law, Second edition

By Herman Nys


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Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this convenient volume provides comprehensive analysis of the law at EU level affecting the physician-patient relationship and the interaction of physicians with other healthcare providers and the healthcare system.

Although the legal aspects of healthcare in Europe most often fall under national law, the past two decades have witnessed the emergence of a distinctive field of EU health law with its own underlying principles and structural coherence, founded in a series of directives and CJEU decisions. This book examines the areas in which EU law now must be taken into account in healthcare, including aspects of patients’ rights, recognition of professional qualifications and minimum training conditions, professional rules of conduct, clinical trials and investigations of medicinal products and medical devices, health and genetic data, and beginning and end of life issues.

Succinct and practical, this book will prove to be of great value to professional organizations of physicians, nurses, hospitals, and relevant government agencies. Lawyers representing parties with interests in the European Union will welcome this very useful guide, and academics and researchers will appreciate its comparative value as a contribution to the study of health law and medical law in the international context.

Publish Date 02/18/2021
Product Line Kluwer Law International
ISBN 9789403531335
SKU 10065110-0002
Table of Contents

The Author

List of Abbreviations

General Introduction

Part I. Definitions

Chapter 1. Definition of Healthcare, Medical Care and Health Services in EU Law

Chapter 2. The Concept of Health Professionals in EU Law

Part II. Access and Pursuit of the Healthcare Professions

Chapter 1. The Mutual Recognition of Professional Qualifications

Chapter 2. Free Provision of Services

Chapter 3. Freedom of Establishment Through Recognition on the Basis of Coordination of Minimum Training Conditions

Chapter 4. Freedom of Establishment Through the General System for the Recognition of Evidence of Training

Chapter 5. Common Provision on Establishment: Use of Professional Titles

Chapter 6. Detailed Rules for Pursuing the Profession

Chapter 7. Exchange of Information Regarding Disciplinary Action and Criminal Sanctions and Alert Mechanism

Part III. The Practice of the Healthcare Professions

Chapter 1. The (Illegal) Practice of Medical Acts

Chapter 2. Professional Rules of Conduct

Part IV. Patients’ Rights in EU Law

Chapter 1. Who Is a Patient in EU Law?

Chapter 2. Patients’ Rights in EU Law in General

Chapter 3. Patients’ Rights and the Cross-Border Healthcare Directive

Part V. The Physician-Patient Relationship in Specific Terms in EU Law

Chapter 1. Clinical Trials on Medicinal Products for Human Use

Chapter 2. Clinical Investigations on Medical Devices

Chapter 3. Performance Studies on In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices

Chapter 4. Non-interventional Post-Authorisation Safety Studies

Chapter 5. Use of Human Embryos for Purposes of Scientific Research

Chapter 6. Genetic Testing

Chapter 7. The Processing of Data Concerning Health and Genetic Data

Chapter 8. Transplantation of Organs

Chapter 9. Clinical Use of Tissues and Cells of Human Origin for Human Application

Chapter 10. Rights of the Medical Examinee

Part VI. Beginning and End of Life Issues in EU Law

Chapter 1. Beginning of Life

Chapter 2. End of Life

Selected Bibliography