Under the Cross-border Healthcare Directive, patients have the right to access health services in another EU/EEA country and to enjoy assumption of costs by their home country. This toolbox is intended for patients and National Contact Points (NCPs) under the Cross-border Healthcare Directive (Directive 2011/24/EU), which are set up in each Member State with the purpose of facilitating the provision of information to mobile patients. This toolbox contains relevant information on the legal framework of cross-border healthcare, covering both Directive 2011/24/EU and the Social Security Regulations (EC) 883/2004 and 987/2009. The toolbox is not intended to impose any obligations. The text of the tools may be copied and used on the NCP website or other documents. The toolbox should be applied bearing in mind the specific context of national legislation and organisational specificities at any time.
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The toolbox was produced under the Health Programme (2014-2020) in the frame of a specific contract with the Consumers, Health, Agriculture and Food Executive Agency (CHAFEA) acting under the mandate of the European Commission. The content of these documents represents the views of the contractor and is its sole responsibility; it can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Commission and/or CHAFEA or any other body of the European Union. The European Commission and/or CHAFEA do not guarantee the accuracy of the data included in this report, nor do they accept responsibility for any use made by third parties thereof.