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Factsheet for measure RO-2020-32/1394 – measures in Romania

New regulations regarding the medical leave and indemnity for quarantined or isolated employees

Noi reglementary privind concediul medical si indemnizatia aferenta pentru salariatii aflati in carantina sau izolare

Country Romania , applies nationwide
Time period Open ended, started on 03 August 2020
Context COVID-19
Type Legislations or other statutory regulations
Category Income protection beyond short-time work
– Paid sick leave
Author Victoria Stoiciu (European Institute of Romania) and Eurofound
Measure added 04 November 2020 (updated 06 November 2020)

Background information

The present legislative regulation comes to complete the situations that are not provided in the existing legislation, regarding the way of granting the medical leave and the afferent indemnity, in pandemic conditions. Its purpose is to improve the access of insured persons to the benefits provided by the social health insurance system.

Content of measure

New regulations were introduced regarding the forms of quarantine and the way of granting medical leave certificates for people in isolation/quarantine due to the pandemic. Thus, the right to medical leave and to the indemnity for temporary incapacity for work is also granted to people in isolation or quarantine in situations of epidemiological risk. The medical certificates are issued by the attending physicians, who have taken care of the respective cases. Also, the gross monthly amount of the quarantine or isolation allowance increased from 75% to 100% of calculation basis and is fully supported by the Unique National Health Insurance Fund.

Use of measure

Not known. It depends on the pandemic evolution.

Target groups

Workers Businesses Citizens
Employees in standard employment
Does not apply to businesses Does not apply to citizens

Actors and funding

Actors Funding
National government
Company / Companies
Social insurance
National funds

Social partners

Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:

Trade unions Employers' organisations
Role Consulted Consulted
Form Consultation through tripartite or bipartite social dialogue bodies Consultation through tripartite or bipartite social dialogue bodies

Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:

  • Unknown
  • Main level of involvement: Peak or cross-sectoral level

Involvement

There are no available data on social partners' involvement in this measure.

Views and reactions

Not available data.

Sources

  • 31 July 2020: GEO no. 126 / July 31, 2020 for the amendment of the Government Emergency Ordinance no. 158/2005 on holidays and social health insurance benefits and the establishment of measures on social health insurance benefits (legislatie.just.ro)

Citation

Eurofound (2020), New regulations regarding the medical leave and indemnity for quarantined or isolated employees, measure RO-2020-32/1394 (measures in Romania), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/RO-2020-32_1394.html

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