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There should be no limit on the number of specialist referrals that GPs give to outpatients; The family doctor is not obliged to leave his personal mobile phone in a public place, as it is sufficient to simply post the doctor’s practice telephone number in front of the practice. These are some of the new points in the text of the draft National Framework Agreement for 2023-2025 adopted by delegates to the 750th Extraordinary Assembly of the Bulgarian Medical Association.
226 supported the text changes, 31 of those present were against and 8 abstained. The vote mandated the estate’s leadership to sign the upcoming NRD for medical activities.
Another point in the agreed parameters relates to the sanctions, since it is envisaged that they will not be cumulative for the same type of violations and that for the first violation there will be methodological support from the NHIF and not a direct fine.
Also new is the regulation of the possibility for hospitals to “move” up to 10 percent of their beds from one clinic to another clinic of the same type. An admitting doctor in a hospital can now also be a specialist and does not necessarily have to be a specialist, and the specialists can carry out medical activities under the supervision of a specialist.
The estate was also informed of an agreement to provide targeted funding for robotic surgery as part of supporting innovation in healthcare.
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