The new Compulsory Health Insurance Council starts its work


2023 10 24


The Compulsory Health Insurance Council (CHIC) will continue to be headed by Aurimas Pečkauskas, Deputy Minister of Health. The decision was taken after yesterday’s vote at the first meeting of the new CHIC.

The Minister of Health Arūnas Dulkys welcomed the new Council, which had already been approved earlier. As always, the Council consists of 15 members: representatives of the Ministry of Health (MOH), the Ministry of Social Security and Labour, the Ministry of Finance, the Chancellery of the Government and the National Health Insurance Fund, representatives of five employers and five insured persons. This ensures that all the parties interested are equally and equitably represented.

Representatives of insured persons will include representatives from organizations defending interests of patients, pensioners and disabled people for the next two years. Representatives of the Lithuanian Confederation of Trade Unions, the Lithuanian Council of Youth Organisations and organisations promoting healthy lifestyles will be also included. Meanwhile, employers’ interests will be represented by the members of the Council from the Association of Lithuanian Municipalities, employers’ organisations and organisations of personal health care institutions, as well as workers’ representatives.

Membership of the CHIF shall be limited to unimpeachable persons and shall not exceed two consecutive terms of office, i.e., not more than four years.

The Council is a collegiate advisory body whose composition and regulations are approved by the Minister for Health. The CHIF discusses the prospective and current tasks of compulsory health insurance and submits proposals to the Ministry of Health on the list of health care services covered by the budget of the Compulsory Health Insurance Fund. Also, the Council delivers an opinion on this draft budget, proposes legislation on compulsory health insurance, etc.

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