|Legislation and other national/regional regulations about palliative care|
|Laws regarding PC||Law 14 June2002 to ensure the right of access to palliative care||/||Law 99–477 9 June1999 designed to ensure the right of access to palliative care||National level, Social Code Book V (introduced 20. December 1988) and Social Code Book XI (introduced 26 May 1994) § 39a covers in- and outpatient hospice services||/||/||/|
|Amendment § 39a deals with special requirements for the care in children’s hospices|
|The Statutory Health Insurance Competition Strengthening Act (SHI-CSA), April 2007: Incentives for better coordination of care|
|Law 2005–370 of 22 April 2005 concerning patient rights and the end of life|
|Other regulations concerning PC||Royal Decrees concerning minimum service provision requirements in different PC settings and funding, free medical care for PC patients at home and palliative caregivers leave||Circulars published in 2008 by the French Ministry of Health: Healthcare organisation guidelines for palliative care services||2007, GB-A: new regulations on specialised palliative home care services||Agreement palliative Terminal Care Funding and regulations of specific PC settings||Point in Code of Medical Ethics: obligation for care for patient with incurable diseases and the possibility of resign from intensive care at the end stage of incurable diseases.||1030/2006 Royal Decree, on September 15 defines the fundamental principles to guarantee the availability and equal access to PC|
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