Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (HCLU) has made comments on the draft amendments of various public health laws. In our comments, we have emphasized the importance of providing free health care in cases of emergency.
We also pointed out the lack of regulations addressing the need to increase the number of participants in the test-tube program and the lack of regulations regarding the issue of surrogate mothers. We have also made remarks on the necessity to repeal the rule of anonimity in matters of egg-donation. Further, we have made proposals how to eliminate the legal inconsistency that forms the main obstacles of providing anonymous HIV tests.
The draft law and the HCLU-comment focus on:
-particular patient right issues (right to keep personal relations and right to make complaints)
-the right for treatment, primarily the rights for receiving health care in cases of emergency
-egg-donation issues, and issues regarding the possibilities of increasing the number of participants in artificial insemination procedures
-the issue of single women’s rights for having children
-points out the inconsistency and contradictions between the reporting system of HIV infection and AIDS -proposing the expansion of the data-management rights of the ombudsman