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  • 2018-07-10

    The Seimas approved the amendments to the Law on Nursing Practice and Midwifery Practice, which regulate maternity at home. Henceforth, nurses and midwives are given more rights and responsibilities so that they can take birth at home, when there is no threat to both mother’s and the newborn's health. So far, this area has not been clearly regulated and those who wanted to have a baby at home encouraged ‘illegal activities’.

  • 2018-07-03

    Deputy Director of the National Health Insurance Fund Viačeslavas Zaksas was appointed temporary director of the National Health Insurance Fund under the Ministry of Health (NHIF) by Minister of Health Aurelijus Veryga.

  • 2018-06-30

    The Seimas has adopted amendments to the Law on Pharmacy, proposing three innovations that will help patients to receive the necessary medicines faster, in a more convenient and, most importantly, cheaper way. The proposal to allow the sales of over-the-counter medicines not only in pharmacies, but also in other places, such as supermarkets, other retail outlets, and sales of medicines in pharmacies subject to online prescriptions have been approved. It was also decided to allow institutions providing day-care services to set up pharmacies that could sell patients compensated medicines.

  • 2018-05-25

    The Minister of Health Aurelijus Veryga signed the law to improve healthcare services i.e. early rehabilitation, accessibility, and quality for children with development disorders. The tariffs for these services have also increased, and a new order and price has been established for consultations of out-patient specialists.

  • 2018-05-22

    ​Statistical data indicate there has been an increase in the number of people immigrating to Lithuania from foreign countries. A portion of those who come to Lithuania are Lithuanians who have previously worked and lived abroad, whereas the rest are foreign nationals who often come from third countries. What are the things they need to know about compulsory health insurance (CHI)? And what are the steps they need take to comply with CHI requirements on time and to be able to receive health care services covered from the Compulsory Health Insurance Fund (CHIF) budget?

  • 2018-05-14

    The Ministry of Health (MoH) together with trade union of medical workers have signed an appendix to collective agreement of Lithuanian national health system (LNSS) branch,  which provides for specific actions towards increase of salaries of medicinal personnel. This appendix to the agreement accounts for introduction of ‘a bottom’ of salaries, therefore salaries of all medical specialists with the lowest salaries will increase and will not be allowed to be lower than it is provided in the appendix. As of 1 May the fund of salaries have increased by 20% or 99.5 million EUR.

  • 2018-05-10

    Persons, who need expensive medical devices for healthcare, will be able to rent them at the expense of the Compulsory Health Insurance Fund (PSDF). This novelty will not only reduce patients’ financial burden, but will also allow reducing occupancy of some hospitals and providing more convenient service for customers.

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