FOREIGN THEORY AND PRACTICE
DIRECTIVE ON THE APPLICATION OF PATIENTS’ RIGHTS IN CROSS-BORDER HEALTHCARE
One decade has passed since the adoption of the Directive 2011/24/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Application of Patients’ Rights in Cross-border Healthcare. Challenges arising from the adoption of that directive somewhat exceed the usual efforts in terms of transposition into national legislation and implementation of provisions, since in the meantime a pandemic occurred which significantly disrupted not only mobility as such but also the exercise of the rights to healthcare, especially considering a heavy burden on healthcare institutions everywhere in Europe. 3 2 However, it should not be ignored that this is a socially relevant act that enabled a higher degree of cohesion at the European level regarding the exercise of rights to medical assistance. Directive contains twenty-three articles, and its content will be presented in general in this text.