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Employees will be able to choose a medical organization for rehabilitation :: News

A corresponding amendment is planned to be made to the Regulations on the payment of additional expenses for medical, social and professional rehabilitation of insured persons who have received health damage due to accidents at work and occupational diseases. The draft resolution was supported by the Russian tripartite commission for the regulation of social and labor relations.

The changes will affect the rules for co-financing the expenditure obligations of Russian constituent entities arising from the implementation of additional measures aimed at reducing tensions in the labor market. According to the proposed amendments, the costs of medical rehabilitation carried out in organizations subordinate to the insurer or in other medical organizations at the choice of the insured person and taking into account the recommendations of the attending physician will also be subject to payment.

“Rehabilitation of workers injured at work is provided for by law. For the victim, various types of medical care are provided free of charge, they are paid for by the Social Insurance Fund. During the period of incapacity for work, the employee is paid an appropriate allowance. The proposed changes will fix the procedure for determining the organization that will carry out the medical rehabilitation of the insured person, taking into account the recommendations of the attending physician. At the same time, the employee will be able to choose a medical organization in which it is more convenient for him to undergo treatment, ”commented Deputy of the State Duma Svetlana Bessarab.

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