Health Rights in the context of international Standards and National Legislation

ჟურნალი ,,კავკასიის სამედიცინო მაცნე”, N26, ივნისი, 2010 წ

Nino Chikhladze, Nato Pitskhelauri
Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University
Faculty of Medicine
Department of Public Health

This article reviews problems of the Health Rights in the context of the human rights international standards (The universal Declaration of Human Rights, European Charter on Patient’s Rights, The UNESCO Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights) and in the Georgian national legislation.

The Law about Patient’s Right in Georgia was implemented in 2000. The comparative analysis with International documents revealed that the Georgian Law about Patient’s Right reflects all patients’ rights: the right of access, the right of information, the rights of free choice, right to privacy and confidentiality, right to personalized treatment, right to complain and compensation etc.

But implementation of newly adopted legislation into Georgian practice is not enough. In respect to international and national humans and patient’s rights the governments should also implement the mechanism of monitoring of patient’ rights and promote dissemination of the information in society about human right in Health Care.