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Factsheet for measure RO-2020-32/1394 – measures in Romania
|Country||Romania , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Open ended, started on 03 August 2020|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
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)|
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.
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.
Not known. It depends on the pandemic evolution.
Employees in standard employment
||Does not apply to businesses||Does not apply to citizens|
Company / Companies
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|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:
There are no available data on social partners' involvement in this measure.
Not available data.
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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