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Patientsäkerhetslag (Patient Safety Law)

Parliament of Sweden Country Resources General Health Legislation Sweden 17 June 2010 Legislation/regulation quality care, service standards

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Denna lag syftar till att främja hög patientsäkerhet inom hälso- och sjukvård och därmed jämförlig verksamhet. I lagen finns bestämmelser om
- anmälan av verksamhet m.m. (2 kap.),
- vårdgivarens skyldighet att bedriva ett systematiskt patientsäkerhetsarbete (3 kap.),
- behörighetsfrågor (4 kap.),
- begränsningar i rätten för andra än hälso- och sjukvårdspersonal att vidta vissa hälso- och sjukvårdande åtgärder (5 kap.),
- skyldigheter för hälso- och sjukvårdspersonal m.fl. (6 kap.),
- Inspektionen för vård och omsorgs tillsyn (7 kap.),
- prövotid och återkallelse av legitimation m.m. (8 kap.),
- Hälso- och sjukvårdens ansvarsnämnd (9 kap.), och
- straffbestämmelser och överklagande m.m. (10 kap.)

This Act aims to promote high patient security in health care and related business. The Act contains provisions on
- Notification of activities, etc. (Chapter 2.)
- The care provider's obligation to conduct systematic patient safety (Chapter 3.)
- Jurisdictional issues (Chapter 4.)
- Limitations on the rights of persons other than health-care professionals to undertake certain health and medical care measures (Chapter 5.)
- Obligations for health care professionals and others (Chapter 6.)
- Inspectorate of care and nursing supervision (7 Chap.)
- Probation and revocation of identity etc. (Chapter 8.)
- Health and Medical Responsibility (Chapter 9.), And
- Penal provisions and appeal etc. (Chapter 10.)


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