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RPO: Psychiatric doctors can't write prescriptions for free drugs. This is incomprehensible

MedExpress Team

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Published March 26, 2024 09:49

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Psychiatric doctors are not allowed to issue prescriptions for free drugs. The environment considers this a lack of trust and another manifestation of discrimination against psychiatry. This is because it is not clear for what reasons prescriptions for free medicines for mental disorders can be issued by family doctors, nurses, specialists in other medical fields, and psychiatrists cannot, the RPO's communiqué reads.

Ombudsman Marcin Wiącek is writing to Health Minister Izabela Leszczyny on the issue. He asks her to consider initiating a change in the regulations governing prescriptions for free medicines for people under 18 and those aged 65+.

According to Article 43a (1) and (1a) of the Law of August 27, 2004 on health care services financed from public funds, in addition to physicians and primary care nurses, prescripti...

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