23 September 2017, Saturday, 3:21

Doctors To Report On "Parasites" To Tax Inspection?


The Ministry of Health has sent out a rather contradictory instruction form to hospitals and clinics.

The Ministry of Health sent a letter to the medical institutions on how to render the data on "parasites" to the tax inspection. This issue was discussed at a special meeting at the end of the last year, the text of the letter is posted on the Ministry of Health’s website.

In particular, it says that data can be reported only with the written consent of the citizens, tut.by informs.

According to the Ministry of Health, the state agencies declared at the meeting " the need to ease social tension regarding the implementation of the norms of the Decree № 3". The issue is to avoid unreasonable demands of paying the fee to finance public spending to those citizens, who did not work, but had "certain diseases (injuries) in 2015, as well as to women, who were under medical supervision during pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period."

The Ministry of Health’s letter requests to provide such citizens with extracts from medical documents according to the prescribed form and the epicrisis of the patient’s medical card (its duplicate), confirming a specific period of medical care in the hospital.

At the same time, the letter states that it’s not necessary to specify the diagnosis, when drawing up an extract from medical documents.

However, the most important thing is that medical institutions are to provide the tax inspection with information on the unemployed only with their written consent, in order "to adhere to medical confidentiality". The original written consent must be attached to the tax inspection’s inquiry.