Information for Ukrainian people with CF that have left the country

We are receiving information from our members on what to do if you arrive in another country. You can find an overview here:

The German association publishes a FAQ for Ukrainian people, this weill be translated into Ukrainian language in short time: https://www.muko.info/spendenhelfen/ukrainehilfe/ukraine-faqs

FAQ of German government for Ukrainian people in Ukrainian language: https://www.bmi.bund.de/SharedDocs/faqs/DE/themen/ministerium/ukrain-war-ukr/faq-list-ukrain-war.html

Generally you are welcome in every German town or village,  they all are obliged to provide accommodation. Here you can find accommodation (left corner: select UA-language): https://unterkunft-ukraine.de/request

In Magdeburg there is a CF outpatient clinic: Otto-von-Guericke Universitätsklinikum Magdeburg Klinik für Allgemeinpädiatrie und Neonatologie, CF-Ambulanz Leipziger Str. 44 | 39120 Magdeburg

Tel.: 0049 (0)391 6724050

www.kpae.ovgu.de/

Additional information in Ukrainian language for Berlin: https://www.berlin.de/ukraine/

For any other questions concerning CF-issues please contact the office of the German CF Association Mukoviszidose e.V., Winfried Klümpen, Tel.: +49 228 98780-30 E-Mail: WKluempen@muko.info

healthcare-specific information:

1.With regard to the provision of health care, the draft law establishes that Ukrainian citizens fleeing the armed conflict have the right to receive state-funded health care services in Latvia to the same extent as persons insured under the state compulsory health insurance in Latvia (in accordance with the Law on Health Care Financing 10. (10) Under Article 10(2) of the Law on State Compulsory Health Insurance, persons are entitled to receive primary, secondary and tertiary health care services, as well as medicines and medical devices for outpatient treatment, in addition to the minimum of state-funded medical assistance, in accordance with the normative acts on the procedure for reimbursement of the costs of medicines and medical devices for outpatient treatment, the specific scope of services is set out in the Cabinet of Ministers Regulation No. 555 of 28 August 2018. “Procedure for organising and paying for healthcare services”). Also, this person, in addition to the groups of persons referred to in Article 6, paragraph 2 of the Law on Financing of Health Care, will be exempt from patient co-payment, unless the person is socially insured for health insurance in accordance with the Law “On State Social Insurance”. Health care services provided to Ukrainian civilians shall be covered by the State as from 24 February 2022.

2.The draft law also establishes a simplified procedure to enable medical practitioners from Ukraine to start their professional activity in the provision of healthcare services in the shortest possible period of time.

For the renewal of the registration period, the procedure set out in Paragraphs 29, 30 and 31 of the Cabinet of Ministers Regulation of 24 May 2016 No. 317 “Procedure for Establishing, Supplementing and Maintaining the Register of Medical Practitioners and Medical Support Persons” shall apply to medical practitioners who are registered in the Latvian Register of Medical Practitioners and Medical Support Persons but carry out their professional activity in Ukraine.
The procedure set out in Chapter V of the Cabinet of Ministers Regulation of 18 December 2012 No. 943 “Procedure for Certification of Medical Practitioners” shall apply to medical practitioners who are not registered in the Latvian Register of Medical Practitioners and Medical Treatment Support Persons and have performed professional activities in the main specialty, subspecialty, additional specialty or in a medical or diagnostic method specified in the certificate in Ukraine.

The draft law provides that a medical institution shall ensure that medical persons who have come from Ukraine and who are allowed to work in Latvia in accordance with the procedure established by this Law, perform their professional activity in a profession or specialty under the supervision of a medical person whose length of service in the relevant specialty after obtaining a medical person’s certificate is not less than five years. Nurses and nursing assistants shall work under the supervision of a registered nurse who has at least five years’ experience in the profession.

The draft law also stipulates that medical institutions shall ensure communication regarding the use of language for professional activities with patients and other medical persons in the situation when a medical person arriving from abroad does not know Latvian for the full performance of professional activities.

The provision of temporary services is applicable for one year, in cases where the medical practitioner intends to continue professional activity in Latvia after one year, he/she is required to master the national language at least at B2 level.


Contact information

  • Hilde De Keyser
  • hilde.dekeyser@cf-europe.eu
  • 0032 - (0)2 61 32 716
  • Driebruggenstraat 124, 1160 Brussel
  • Chamber of Commerce number: 0640.670.746

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