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Judgment on the costs of treating uninsured patients

On May 4th District Court in Warsaw, after more than seven years of the process, pronounced its verdict awarding from the Treasury to the Western Hospital in Grodzisk Mazowiecki amount of 468.8 thousand PLN together with statutory interest for the treatment of uninsured patients.

The case concerned the health benefits granted in emergencies in 2005-2007. Acts being in force at that time did not contain a provision which would indicate that in such cases the NHF is obligated to cover the costs of treatment. Despite this, according to the District Court, the Treasury is obliged to repay those expenses as a result of the obligation of treatment entity to provide the therapeutic medical help for someone who needs it because of the threat to health or life.

The District Court referred to the standpoint expressed by the Supreme Court in its judgment dated 8 August 2007, ref. act I CSK 125/07, according to which for the existence of such an obligation, express provision of law is not necessary.

On May 4th District Court in Warsaw, after more than seven years of the process, pronounced its verdict awarding from the Treasury to the Western Hospital in Grodzisk Mazowiecki amount of 468.8 thousand PLN together with statutory interest for the treatment of uninsured patients.
The case concerned the health benefits granted in emergencies in 2005-2007. Acts being in force at that time did not contain a provision which would indicate that in such cases the NHF is obligated to cover the costs of treatment. Despite this, according to the District Court, the Treasury is obliged to repay those expenses as a result of the obligation of treatment entity to provide the therapeutic medical help for someone who needs it because of the threat to health or life.
The District Court referred to the standpoint expressed by the Supreme Court in its judgment dated 8 August 2007, ref. act I CSK 125/07, according to which for the existence of such an obligation, express provision of law is not necessary.
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