“Certificate of Need” - will this lead to the expropriation of private medical practices?
Healthcare journalist Chris Bateman is joined by Henru Krüger, sector head of the professional guild at Solidarity. In this interview, the pair discuss the controversial subject of the “Certificate of Need” for health practitioners. Bateman notes that it will, basically, “tell doctors when they may practice.” In a press release, Solidarity expressed their disagreement, remarking that it will threaten the ownership rights of private practices. “The state only has one goal in mind and that is to centralise health care in its entirety. In its latest regulations it even goes so far as to threaten the right of ownership that vests with practices through the implementation of its certificate of need. With this the state wants to appropriate the sole right to itself to decide who may provide health care and what healthcare may be provided,” said Krüger.