Ukrainian legislation on the prevention and treatment of rare (orphan) diseases

Ukrainian legislation on the prevention and treatment of rare (orphan) diseases

From 01 January 2015, amendments to the Fundamentals of Legislation of Ukraine on Health Care implemented by the Law of Ukraine No. 1213-VII dated 15 April 2014, have become effective. According to the implemented amendments to the legislation, patients with rare (orphan) diseases shall be provided, on a continuous and free basis, with medicinal products for the treatment of these diseases and appropriate food products for special dietary consumption in accordance with their list and volumes approved by the central executive body responsible for the formation of the national health care policy, in accordance with the procedure established by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.

At the same time, on 15 April 2015, the CMU Resolution No. 160 of 31 March 2015 “On approval of the procedure for providing citizens suffering from rare (orphan) diseases with medicines and appropriate food products for special dietary consumption” became effective. According to the specified Procedure, provision of the citizens suffering from rare (orphan) diseases with medicines and food products is performed by respective healthcare institutions according to the place of residence or treatment of such citizens.

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Keywords:orphan diseases
Authors: Верховна Рада України; Кабінет міністрів України.
Published: Відомості Верховної Ради (ВВР), 2014, № 26; Постанова Кабінету міністрів України №160 від 31.03.2015 р.