The Italian association of pharmaceutical companies published a new version of the Code of Professional Conduct, regulating relations between pharmaceutical companies and their relations with the scientific and healthcare sectors
New national guidelines on telerehabilitation
Last October, the State-Regions Conference approved a document submitted by the Ministry of Health containing national guidelines for the delivery of telerehabilitation services by healthcare professionals.
Draft competition bill: New rules for the healthcare sector?
On November 5, 2021, the Council of Ministers approved the draft law on competition. The Competition Bill is now under review by Parliament, which will discuss the draft in the coming weeks.
The Italian Data Protection Authority published guidelines on the role of the Data Protection Officer in public entities: important news for hospitals and healthcare facilities
Case-law clarifications concerning telemedicine
On June 20, 2019, the Court of Cassation issued a relevant ruling on telemedicine. Indeed, it clarified which activities, in the context of telemedicine, shall be qualified as typical health services and, therefore, are subject to the prior authorization of the competent Italian Region under Article 193 of Royal Decree No. 1265 of July 27, 1934 (hereinafter, “TULPS”).
Procedural issues in medical lawsuits
On April 1, 2017, the Gelli – Bianco law, or Italian Law no. 24 of March 8, 2017, hereinafter the “Law”, is now in force, bringing significant changes in medical liability.