The Division of Case-law and Research of the Supreme Court in co-operation with the Department of Administrative Cases of the Supreme Court Senate has updated the summary of case law in cases where reimbursement has been requested from the Medical Treatment Risk Fund, as well as in other issues related to the application of the Law on the Rights of Patients.

The summary has been supplemented with the most significant rulings of the Department of Administrative Cases of the Supreme Court Senate, that were adopted as from July 2021 until February 2022.

The Law on the Rights of Patients stipulates the right of patients to receive compensation from the Medical Treatment Risk Fund for the damage caused to the patient's life or health. In order to promote uniform case law in cases regarding reimbursement requested from the Medical Treatment Risk Fund, as well as in other issues regarding the application of the Law on the Rights of Patients, this summary systematizes the findings expressed in Senate’s rulings.

The summary has been prepared as a commentary on the provisions of two pieces of legislation - the Law on the Rights of Patients and Cabinet Regulation No. 1268 of November 5, 2013 “Regulations on the Operation of the Medical Treatment Risk Fund”, and on the findings in the rulings of the Department of Administrative Cases of the Supreme Court Senate are arranged according to the relevant legal provisions.

 

 

Information prepared by

Rasma Zvejniece, the Head of the Division of Communication of the Supreme Court

E-mail: rasma.zvejniece@at.gov.lv, telephone: +371 67020396, +371 286522