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Private health activities can be performed by natural or legal entities.

Private health-care workers who are natural entities acquire the permit with entry in the register of private health-care professionals.

Private health-care workers who are organised as legal entities, apply for the permit at the Ministry of Health after the registration in the Companies Register.

They must fulfil the same conditions in both cases, only that legal entities do not fulfil the condition on working relationships.

The conditions for performing private health-care activities are:

  •  appropriate education and qualification for independent work;
  • not in a working relationship;
  • no final court judgement was issued to them to prohibit the performance of health-care services or profession;
  • they have appropriate premises, equipment and if required by the nature of work, also appropriate staff;
  • they acquire the opinion of the competent chamber or professional association.

The entry in the register of private health-care workers is performed upon the submission of the application.

The candidate must attach the following documents to the application for the issue of the permit for performing private health-care activities:

  •  confirmation on the registration of legal entity (decision of the court on the entry of the establishment of the entity in the court register);
  • confirmation that the holder of health-care activities has the required education for performing the envisaged activity and is qualified for independent work (final exam certificate, diploma;
  • confirmation on professional exam, licence), certificate of no criminal record that cannot be older than three months (confirmation that the court has not issued a final judgement to the holder of the health-care activity to prohibit the implementation of health-care services or entry into the profession);
  • legal basis for the implementation of activities with the holder of the health-care activity (employment contract or other legal basis) and the confirmation that the holder of the health-care activity is not in a working relationship;
  • confirmation that appropriate premises and equipment, and if required by the nature of work, appropriate staff are provided (land register extract on the ownership of premises, sales contract or lease contract or the contract on the use concluded with the appropriate health-care institution or other legal or natural entity),;
  • operating permit for the premises where the health-care activity will be implemented (issued by the competent administrative unit) – this appendix is not necessary if option a is circled under item 2 of the application form;
  • the opinion of the competent chamber or professional association for the holder of health-care activity.

A health-care worker (natural entity) who fulfils the above-mentioned conditions may begin providing private health-care services as of the day of issuing the decision on entry in the register of private health-care workers.

The entry in the register of private health-care workers is performed upon the application of the individual which must contain:

  •  name and surname, date and place of birth;
  • permanent residence address (place, street and house number);
  • profession or professional education;
  • type of health-care activity which the person wants to perform;
  • the head office or premises where private health-care activities will be implemented, including the description of premises;
  • equipment and staff;
  • knowledge of Slovenian or on bilingual areas, the language of the local nationality.

The application for the entry in the register of private health-care workers must contain evidence on the fulfilment of all prescribed conditions. The application for the issue of the decision on the entry in the register of private health-care workers must also contain the following documents:

  • certificate of no criminal record that cannot be older than three months (confirmation that the court has not issued a final judgement to the holder of the health-care activity to prohibit the implementation of health-care service or profession);
  • the confirmation that the holder of health-care activity is not in a working relationship – this must be submitted at the start of the implementation of health-care activity at the latest;
  • the confirmation that appropriate premises and equipment, and if required by the nature of work, appropriate staff are provided (land register extract on the ownership of premises, sales contract or lease contract or the contract on the use concluded with the appropriate health-care institution or other legal or natural entity);
  • operating permit for the premises where health-care activity will be implemented (issued by the competent administrative unit) – this appendix is not necessary if option a is circled under item 2 of the application form;
  • the opinion of the competent chamber or professional association for the holder of health-care activity.

Conditions

  • The facility with the premises for performing private health care activity must apply to general sanitary and hygiene requirements. The medical office must be built and equipped in accordance with the regulations on construction and safety at work.

    The medical office must be connected to the water pipeline, electrical network and must have a hygienically sound sewage system.

    Private workers must ensure the disposal of disinfected waste in a locked container and also their regular removal.

    The medical office may not be used for residential needs or other purposes and must be separated from residential premises.

    Medical office heating must be arranged not to pollute premises and not to endanger employees and patients.

    Medical office must have natural air conditioning and illumination.

    In the case of artificial ventilation, the speed of air flow cannot exceed 0.3 m/second.

    The floor must guarantee heat and sound insulation as well as enable wet cleaning and disinfection.

    The joints between floors and walls must be smooth and appropriately processed. Walls must be smooth and to 180 cm high, made from non-moisture absorbing material. Sanitary rooms must have water-resistant walls. The height of the rooms must be min. 2.40 m.

    The following rooms must be provided besides the medical office: waiting room, wardrobe and sanitary rooms for employees, sanitary rooms for patients. The size and distribution of rooms must ensure separate performance of clean and non-clean works.

    Medical and dental office must be appropriately large and well-illuminated and cannot be smaller than 12 m2. Medical office must be sound insulated from other premises. Medical office must have a sink with running warm and cold water, liquid soap, single-use towels and washing sing for instruments, if this is necessary due to the nature of activity.

    Waiting room must be appropriately illuminated and cannot be smaller than 6 m2. Wardrobes for employees must be arranged to provide separate storage for normal and work clothes. Besides a toilet, it must provide a sink with running warm and cold water, liquid soap and single-use towers or a hand drier. Sanitary rooms for patients must be close to the waiting room and must have a toilet, sing with sink with running warm and cold water, liquid soap and single-use towers or a hand drier.

    The equipment at the medical office must apply to the activity and professional as well as technical and hygiene requirements that apply also for public health care institutions.

    A private health care worker must have tools at the medical office, which are in accordance with the activity, and the sanitary material for first aid.

    Flammable substances and chemicals must be kept in original packaging, in a special room or special closet.

    Clinics that perform basic health-care activity and specialist clinic activities must, along the described rooms, provide also the following:

    •  work space for nurses;
    • premises for patient preparation;
    • room for surgical and other interventions or activities;
    • insulation box with a toilet and sink for washing hands;
    • administration room.

    The rooms for x-ray diagnostics must apply to the regulations on radiation risk.

    Laboratories must have facilities or areas for the drawing of laboratory samples with a toilet booth, and facilities or areas for the washing, drying and sterilisation of laboratory containers and a convenient storage room or cabinet for reagents and flammable substances in their original packaging. Functional facilities or areas must facilitate separate execution of various analyses.

    Dental laboratories must have separate sterile and non-sterile parts with a convenient storage room (or a special cabinet).

    Physicians are deemed to have suitable facilities if they will provide medical services in their field of expertise even if they lease facilities in a health-care centre or a hospital where they provided medical services, and if they lease suitable facilities in another private practice.

    Private health-care workers must have a stamp which includes their name and surname, professional title, head office and address of their practice.

    A sign containing the name and surname of a private health-care worker, and their professional title and activity must be placed on the building where facilities for the pursuit of a health-care activity are located. The image, size or shape of the sign must not be similar to those of a signboard.

    Private health-care workers must keep special records pursuant to a special act.

    Legal basis

  • A private health-care worker is responsible for the quality of their work and for the professionalism of the work of employed workers. A private health-care worker must fulfil appropriate staff requirements with regard to the performed activity.

    Legal basis

  • Private health-care workers and co-workers must acquire an opinion of the competent chamber or a professional association.

    Private health-care workers and co-workers are not prohibited from providing health-care services or practising the profession.

    Private health-care workers and co-workers who are organised as natural persons must not be in an employment relationship.

    Legal basis

  • The facility with the premises for performing private health care activity must apply to general sanitary and hygiene requirements. The medical office must be built and equipped in accordance with the regulations on construction and safety at work.

    The medical office must be connected to the water pipeline, electrical network and must have a hygienically sound sewage system.

    Private workers must ensure the disposal of disinfected waste in a locked container and also their regular removal.

    The medical office may not be used for residential needs or other purposes and must be separated from residential premises.

    Medical office heating must be arranged not to pollute premises and not to endanger employees and patients.

    Medical office must have natural air conditioning and illumination.

    In the case of artificial ventilation, the speed of air flow cannot exceed 0.3 m/second.

    The floor must guarantee heat and sound insulation as well as enable wet cleaning and disinfection.

    The joints between floors and walls must be smooth and appropriately processed. Walls must be smooth and to 180 cm high, made from non-moisture absorbing material. Sanitary rooms must have water-resistant walls. The height of the rooms must be min. 2.40 m.

    The following rooms must be provided besides the medical office: waiting room, wardrobe and sanitary rooms for employees, sanitary rooms for patients. The size and distribution of rooms must ensure separate performance of clean and non-clean works.

    Medical and dental office must be appropriately large and well-illuminated and cannot be smaller than 12 m2. Medical office must be sound insulated from other premises. Medical office must have a sink with running warm and cold water, liquid soap, single-use towels and washing sing for instruments, if this is necessary due to the nature of activity.

    Waiting room must be appropriately illuminated and cannot be smaller than 6 m2. Wardrobes for employees must be arranged to provide separate storage for normal and work clothes. Besides a toilet, it must provide a sink with running warm and cold water, liquid soap and single-use towers or a hand drier. Sanitary rooms for patients must be close to the waiting room and must have a toilet, sing with sink with running warm and cold water, liquid soap and single-use towers or a hand drier.

    The equipment at the medical office must apply to the activity and professional as well as technical and hygiene requirements that apply also for public health care institutions.

    A private health care worker must have tools at the medical office, which are in accordance with the activity, and the sanitary material for first aid.

    Flammable substances and chemicals must be kept in original packaging, in a special room or special closet.

    Clinics that perform basic health-care activity and specialist clinic activities must, along the described rooms, provide also the following:

    •  work space for nurses;
    • premises for patient preparation;
    • room for surgical and other interventions or activities;
    • insulation box with a toilet and sink for washing hands;
    • administration room.

    The rooms for x-ray diagnostics must apply to the regulations on radiation risk.

    Laboratories must have facilities or areas for the drawing of laboratory samples with a toilet booth, and facilities or areas for the washing, drying and sterilisation of laboratory containers and a convenient storage room or cabinet for reagents and flammable substances in their original packaging. Functional facilities or areas must facilitate separate execution of various analyses.

    Dental laboratories must have separate sterile and non-sterile parts with a convenient storage room (or a special cabinet).

    Physicians are deemed to have suitable facilities if they will provide medical services in their field of expertise even if they lease facilities in a health-care centre or a hospital where they provided medical services, and if they lease suitable facilities in another private practice.

    Private health-care workers must have a stamp which includes their name and surname, professional title, head office and address of their practice.

    A sign containing the name and surname of a private health-care worker, and their professional title and activity must be placed on the building where facilities for the pursuit of a health-care activity are located. The image, size or shape of the sign must not be similar to those of a signboard.

    Private health-care workers must keep special records pursuant to a special act.

    Legal basis

  • A private health-care worker is responsible for the quality of their work and for the professionalism of the work of employed workers. A private health-care worker must fulfil appropriate staff requirements with regard to the performed activity.

    Legal basis

  • Private health-care workers and co-workers must acquire an opinion of the competent chamber or a professional association.

    Private health-care workers and co-workers are not prohibited from providing health-care services or practising the profession.

    Private health-care workers and co-workers who are organised as natural persons must not be in an employment relationship.

    Legal basis

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