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The parliament has rejected the law on quality. By one vote

MedExpress Team

Małgorzata Solecka

Published April 14, 2023 21:13

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225 deputies should have voted to override the Senate's veto of the quality law, voted - 224. One vote was missing, and the Health Minister says that corporate interests prevailed over patient welfare and announces that he will do everything to ensure that the quality law returns. Is this possible in this legislature?

The answer to this question is hidden in the voting results. Six Law and Justice MPs did not take part in the vote, two abstained, including former Deputy Health Minister Jozefa Szczurek-Zelazko, who voted the same way when the Sejm adopted the quality law. It is no secret that for many weeks Law and Justice deputies were convinced by representatives of district hospitals (the deputy headed such a hospital for many years) that the quality law poses - ...

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