[What changes were introduced by the new law concerning infectious diseases for patients with tuberculosis?].

Abstract

On July 2012, the act on preventing and counteracting infections and infectious diseases in humans was amended. Many dchanges concemrning duties of physicians looking after patients with tuberculosis were proposed. Very important is the requirement of written certification by patients that they were notified by physician of the obligation of antituberculous treatment. It is also essential that the national sanitary inspector be notified as to which health-care institution the patient with tuberculosis was referred to for treatment, and also about an evasion of antituberculous therapy by the patient. Many paragraphs concernng the control of infectious diseases were formulated more precisely.

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