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Factsheet for measure SI-2020-11/441 – Updated – measures in Slovenia
|Country||Slovenia , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 13 March 2020 – 30 June 2022|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Ensuring business continuity and support for essential services
– Mobilisation of a larger workforce
|Author||Maja Breznik (University of Ljubljana) and Eurofound|
|Measure added||10 April 2020 (updated 31 January 2022)|
The 'Decree on the limitation of certain rights of healthcare and associated professionals', issued on 12 March 2020, ensures the health safety of healthcare workers and their availability during the pandemic. Two ordinances (from 15 March and 27 March 2020) mandate deployment of doctors without a license and interns. 'Ordinance on temporary measures in health care to control the spread of epidemic COVID-19', published on 31 March, temporarily suspends all non-urgent medical procedures
With the declaration of the epidemic on 12 March 2020, some limitations of the healthcare workers and medical professionals’ rights came into force. They are not allowed to travel to infected areas or areas with the direct risk of infection outside Slovenia. During the epidemic, they have no longer the right to annual leave holiday, the right to strike, and the right to education in infected areas. Two subsequent ordinances mandate participation of doctors without license and interns in healthcare services. The last ordinance from 31 March 2020 suspended all preventive health services. Directors of health centres and hospitals must, at the request of the minister of health, redeploy their staff to tasks related to curbing and managing the epidemic
Measures relate to all healthcare workers in the network of the public health system, public and private alike. They are temporary and valid only until the end of the epidemic.
Workers in essential services
|Does not apply to businesses||Does not apply to citizens|
No special funding required
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Role||No involvement||No involvement|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
No information yet available.
This case is not sector-specific.
|Occupation (ISCO level 2)|
|Health associate professionals|
Eurofound (2020), Limitation of certain rights of healthcare workers, measure SI-2020-11/441 (measures in Slovenia), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/SI-2020-11_441.html
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