At today’s sitting, the Riigikogu passed the Act under which the legal bases for the reimbursement of the labour costs of medical residents from the budget of the Estonian Health Insurance Fund will be created from 2020.
The Act on Amendments to the University of Tartu Act and the Estonian Health Insurance Fund Act (98 SE), initiated by the Government, provides that the organisation of residency, the theoretical training and the organising costs incurred by residency teaching hospitals are financed from the state budget.
The amendments concern in particular the Estonian Health Insurance Fund which will begin to reimburse the labour costs of medical residents to the University of Tartu; currently the Ministry of Social Affairs is in charge of reimbursing. 18 million euro have been planned for that in 2020. The Act also concerns the University of Tartu who will have an additional contract partner to fund residency places, the Estonian Health Insurance Fund, besides the Ministry of Social Affairs.
91 members of the Riigikogu voted in favour of the Act.
During the open microphone, Peeter Ernits took the floor.
Video recordings of the sittings of the Riigikogu can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/riigikogu
Please note that the recording will be uploaded with a delay.)