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Areas addressed

Legislative frameworks


Areas addressed by the legislative framework/ National Standards

Participating countries were asked to provide details of the specific regulated requirements or standards for the following areas:

1.    Physical environment.

2.    Workforce.

3.    Care and human rights.

4.    End-of-life care.

5.    Abuse and restraint.

Table 6 (in the attached page) shows whether each of the five key topics is addressed in the relevant legislation or National Standards in each country. Typically, requirements for the physical environment, staffing and care are well addressed. In the case of rights, very often this is covered through legislation on patients’ rights, as the provisions in such legislation can also apply to residential care facilities. Likewise, the topic of abuse is often addressed not specifically in the context of residential care but as a societal issue. Gaps can be observed regarding end-of-life care and the use of restraint.


Table 6: Areas covered by legislative framework / National Standards  

 

Physical environment

Workforce

Care and rights

End-of-life care

Abuse

 

Health & social care

Human rights

Abuse

Restraint

Austria

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

Belgium Wallonia

x

x

x

x

x

x

 

Belgium Flanders

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

Bulgaria

x

x

x

 

 

 

 

Croatia

 x

x

 x

x

X

NP

 

Cyprus

x

x

x

 

 

 

 

Czech Republic

x

x

x

x

X

x

x

Finland

x

x

x

x

X

 

 x

France

x

x

x

x

X

x

x

Germany

x

x

x

x

X

x

x

Greece

x

x

x

 

 

x

 

Hungary

x

x

x

x

X

 

x

Ireland

x

x

x

x

X

x

x

Italy

x

x

x

x

 

x

x

Latvia

NP

x

NP

x

 

 

 

Lithuania

x

x

x

x

X

x

 

Luxembourg

x

x

NP

x

X

x

x

Malta

x

x

x

x

X

x

x

Netherlands

x

x

x

x

X

x

x

Norway

x

x

x

x

X

x

x

Poland

x

x

x

x

X

x

x

Portugal

x

x

x

x

X

x

x

Romania

x

x

x

x

X

x

 

Slovakia

x

x

x

x

X

x

x

Slovenia

x

x

x

x

X

x

x

Spain

x

x

NP

NP

NP

NP

NP

Sweden

x

x

x

x

X

x

x

Switzerland

x

x

x

x

X

x

x

Turkey

x

x

x

x

X

x

x

UK

x

x

x

x

X

x

x

 NP: Information not provided.

 

 

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Last Updated: Friday 31 January 2020

 

 
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    This Dementia in Europe Yearbook received funding under an operating grant from the European Union’s Health Programme (2014-2020). The content of the Yearbook represents the views of the author only and is his/her sole responsibility; it cannot be considered to reflect the views of the European Commission and/or the Consumers, Health, Agriculture and Food Executive Agency or any other body of the European Union. The European Commission and the Agency do not accept any responsibility for use that may be made of the information it contains.
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