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Factsheet for measure GR-2020-13/679 – Updated – measures in Greece
|Country||Greece , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Open ended, started on 23 March 2020|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Measures to prevent social hardship
– Access to healthcare
|Author||Elena Kousta (INE GSEE) and Eurofound|
|Measure added||16 April 2020 (updated 28 September 2021)|
By virtue of the Legislative Act 20 March 2020 "Urgent measures to address the consequences of the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus, to support the society and entrepreneurship, and to safeguard the smooth operation of the market and public administration", e-prescriptions and Delivery of Pharmaceutical Products to Patients via Courier provide for the operation of e-prescription services so that physical contact between doctors and patients is avoided. An individual may obtain his/her e-prescriptions and medical referrals through the electronic portal using his/her unique Taxisnet code.
(Articles 36, 49, 50, 51 and 53 of the Legislative Act of 20.03.2020).
By virtue of the Legislative Act 20 March 2020 an individual may obtain his/her e-prescriptions and medical referrals through the electronic portal using his/her unique Taxisnet code. Physicians may reissue the prescription upon request of their patients by phone, fax, email or SMS. Patients, or their ﬁrst- and second-degree relatives or authorized third parties, may acquire the medication from pharmacists by showing the prescription barcode. For the next four months, provided there is still a risk of COVID-19 spreading, medicines can also be delivered by a certiﬁed courier company to vulnerable groups and patients who are in isolation.
The following updates to this measure have been made after it came into effect.
|30 September 2021||
The measure is still in place, without any clear deadline.
All citizens with Taxisnet code.
|Does not apply to workers||
Sector specific set of companies
||Applies to all citizens|
No special funding required
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Role||No involvement as case not in social partner domain||No involvement as case not in social partner domain|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
There is no any involvement of social partners.
This case is sector-specific (only public sector)
|Economic area||Sector (NACE level 2)|
|O - Public Administration And Defence; Compulsory Social Security||O84 Public administration and defence; compulsory social security|
This case is not occupation-specific.
Eurofound (2020), e-prescriptions and delivery of pharmaceutical products to patients via courier, measure GR-2020-13/679 (measures in Greece), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/GR-2020-13_679.html
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