Factsheet for case GR-2020-13/679 – measures in Greece
|Country||Greece , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 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|
|Case created||16 April 2020 (updated 03 May 2020)|
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.
All citizens with Taxisnet code.
|Does not apply to workers||Does not apply to businesses||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:
|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, case GR-2020-13/679 (measures in Greece), COVID-19 EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, http://eurofound.link/covid19eupolicywatch
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