Statutory Instruments

European Union (Application of Patients’ Rights in Cross-Border Healthcare) Regulations 2014.

The Directive on Patients’ Rights in Cross-Border Healthcare (Directive 2011/24) seeks to ensure a clear and transparent framework for the provision of cross-border healthcare within the EU, for those occasions where the healthcare patients seek is provided in a Member State other than their home Member State. These Regulations will implement three key provisions of the Directive concerning the National Contact Point (NCP), the reimbursement process and the prior authorisation process. Following publication of this Regulation, patient’s resident in Ireland will be able to seek reimbursement of the costs of treatment received in other EU Member States, subject to terms and conditions.  Download the SI here