by Lana Sinichkina and Leonid Cherniavskyi.
On September 16, 2014, the Ukrainian and European parliaments ratified the EU–Ukraine Association Agreement (AA), providing for harmonization of many spheres of Ukrainian legislation with EU policy.
In line with the signed AA, the government has adopted a detailed implementation plan, which endorses for preparation and approval by the end of 2015 the concept for a new healthcare system in Ukraine. The concept covers all fields of the healthcare sector, from education and self-government of healthcare professionals to financing public hospitals and reimbursement of the cost of medicinal products and medical devices to patients. Although the concept is still to be elaborated and approved, the reform legislation continues apace, with the long-term goal of establishing a developed and sustainable regulatory framework in Ukraine. Read More