Law No. 77 on amendments and additions to some legislative acts

On July, 1 2013 enters into force the Law No. 77 as of 12.04.2013, on modifications and additions in some legislative acts, which makes modifications and additions to a number of regulatory acts:

  • The Law on the legal status of foreign citizens and stateless persons in the Republic of Moldova No. 275-XIII as of November 10, 1994;
  • The Law on Health Protection No. 411-XIII as of March 28, 1995;
  • The Law on compulsory health insurance No. 1585-XIII as of February 27, 1998;
  • The Law on size, order and terms of payment of the compulsory health insurance No. 1593-XV as of December 26, 2002;
  • Republic of Moldova Code of Offences No. 218-XVI as of October 24, 2008.

I. In accordance with the Law, the foreigners employed in the Republic of Moldova on the basis of an individual employment contract, foreigners with permanent residence in Republic of Moldova, as well as refugees and persons who received humanitarian protection have the same rights and responsibilities in the field of compulsory health insurance as citizens of the Republic of Moldova, in accordance with the current legislation.

Foreigners who have the right to temporary residence on the territory of the Republic of Moldova for a family reunion, education, humanitarian or religious activities are required to take out insurance on an individual basis, paying the compulsory health insurance contribution similar to citizens of the Republic of Moldova, who pay insurance fee of the compulsory health insurance, calculated as a fixed amount.

The status of insured person and the insurance rights are terminated by annulment/cancellation of the residence in the Republic of Moldova, on the cessation/cancellation of the status of stateless person or the form of protection in accordance with the current legislation.

The law stipulates that the insurance fee is required for the following categories of foreigners:

a. foreigners – the holders of the right for temporary stay for a family reunion;

b. foreigners – the holders of the right for temporary stay for work activity;

c. foreigners – the holders of the right for temporary stay for studies;

d. foreigners – the holders of the right for temporary stay for implementation of the humanitarian or religious activities;

e. foreigners – the holders of the right for permanent residence;

f. persons who have the status of stateless persons in the Republic of Moldova.

II. Because of these changes, the employer must:

- to notify the insurer in writing form, about any employment, resignation, dismissal and/or other changes in their nominal evidence lists of the insured persons up to the 7-th day of the month, that following the month in which the change occurred;

- to distribute the compulsory health insurance policies under the signature of each of its employees during five days from the date of their receipt from the territorial agencies of the National health insurance company.

Since the entry into force of this Law, the National health insurance company is authorized to verify the observance of the law on introducing the employees on the nominal evidence lists and in presenting the lists to the territorial (industry) agencies for activation/deactivation of the compulsory health insurance policies, as well as the individuals, required to get insurance on an individual basis, and bring them to justice for failure to fulfill the obligations, established by law.

III. The violation of the provisions of this law shall entail imposing sanctions under the provisions of the code of Offences.

The violation of the rules and the procedure of fee assessment of obligatory medical insurance shall result in a fine on officials from 15 to 50 conventional units (300 – 1000 lei).

The failure to pay compulsory health insurance fee as a fixed amount established by the legislation, shall result in a fine from 25 to 55 conventional units (500 – 1100 lei).

The failure, the omission of the transfer terms or an incomplete transfer of fees of the compulsory health insurance, calculated as a percentage of wages and other benefits, for which the contributions are calculated according to the above law, shall result in a fine on officials from 20 to 50 conventional units (400 – 1000 lei).

The failure to submit a report in the terms established by the legislation on calculation and payment of compulsory health insurance, the evidence nominal lists of employed insured persons, as well as changes in the lists shall result in a fine on officials of from 10 to 20 conventional units (200 – 400 lei).

The failure to submit the evidence nominal lists of unemployed persons insured by the State budget, established by the legislation, as well as changes in the lists shall result in a fine on officials from 10 up to 20 conventional units (200 – 400 lei).

Non-registration in the terms established by the legislation of the entities and individuals, excluding those registered by the State registration, public notaries and lawyers as payers of the compulsory health insurance contribution, shall result in a fine on individuals and officials from 10 to 20 conventional units (200 – 400 lei).

The failure to comply with the deadline established by the regulations for the issue of the insured persons of the compulsory health insurance policies obtained from the territorial agencies of the national company for medical insurance shall result in a fine on officials of from 5 to 15 conventional units (100 – 300 lei).

The full text of the law is available at the following address:

The Law No. 77 as of 12.04.2013 on modifications and additions in some legislative acts is published in Monitorul Oficial No. 125-129 as of 14.06.2013. the Law enters into force on July 1, 2013.


 

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