Published: March 25 2023
Summary: New regulations being considered by the Hungarian government could see individual hospitals having to use their own funds to pay for ethical committees to investigate complaints and cases brought before them relating to doctors' conduct. Previously it had been up to the country's medical chambers to oversee the work of these committees, using money from fines levied on errant doctors to fund its work. However, the medical chambers' funding is set to be cut after the government said membership would become voluntary.
- A new regulation plans to overhaul how ethical complaints about doctors are pursued and funded in Hungary
- Hospitals themselves will now need to pay for panels set up to investigate cases about doctors' conduct, rather than the expenses being covered by the Hungarian Medical Chamber's budget, which is to be cut.
- This has raised questions about whether local healthcare facilities will be willing or able to cover the costs of the panels
- Hungarian Medical Chamber no longer has the power to oversee the work of these panels either, with second-level oversight now being assigned to the President of the National Scientific Council for Health.
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