Element card for assessment element I0011 in HTA Core Model Application for Screening Technologies 1.0 application

I. Legal aspects

Equality in health care

Do laws/ binding rules require appropriate processes or resources to guarantee equal access to the technology?


Is equitable access prescribed in the law or in practice, both at national and international level? The technology can be part of a public program or opportunistic. In many Constitutions equality of citizens covers also access to health care.


Social, Ethical and Organisational Domains

European Social Charter, 1996, ETS No. 163, Art 11 (1., 3.); Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine Art 3; UN Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (1966), Art 12. (Universal declaration Bioethics UNESCO (2005).)