|Original name:||Lög um réttindi sjúklinga, nr. 74/1997|
|Name:||Patients' Rights Act No 74/1997.|
|Type of legislation:||Law, Act|
|Entry into force:|
|Bibliography:||Legislation on-line in English Ministry of Welfare, Iceland PDF of Act in English as amended by Acts 77/2000, 40/2007, 112/2008 and 55/2009 (consulted on 2011-08-31)
Legislation on-line Parliament website - Althingi, Iceland PDF of Act in Icelandic as amended to Act 44/2014 (consulted on 2019-07-09)
|Abstract/Citation:||The objective of this Act is to ensure specific rights for patients in accordance with general human rights and human dignity and thus strengthen their legal status vis-ŕ-vis the health service, and to support the confidential relationship which must exist between patients and healthcare practitioners.
It is prohibited to discriminate against patients on grounds of gender, religion, beliefs, nationality, race, skin colour, financial status, family relationship or status in other respect.