Rules and rights in health care

As a patient in Skåne, you are entitled to equal, safe and secure health care. 

Your rights in health care emanate from the provisions of the Health and Medical Services Act (HSL) and the Patient Safety Act (PSL).

The Health and Medical Services Act is about how health care in Sweden is to be organised and run. It is based on the fundamental idea that all people in Sweden should receive good and safe health care on equal terms.

The Patient Safety Act is about the responsibility of Region Skåne and other health care providers to ensure that health care is run safely, and about the patient being able to report wrongs in health care. 

In addition to national legislation, there are regional provisions, concerning, for instance, the cost of a visit.

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