For 12 years ILF has been supporting creation and growth of medical business, protecting the rights of doctors, clinics and pharmaceutical companies.
Since 2015 we are participating in the development and advocation of the healthcare reform in Ukraine as part of the Kharkiv Expert Group on Healthcare Reform. Our lawyers are coauthors of methodological recommendations on clinic autonomization and legal consultants for the Ministry of Healthcare, UNICEF, USAID and International Renaissance Foundation on healthcare funding.
Together with the experts of the Association of Neonatologists of Ukraine and Ukrainian-German Medical Association we developed a catamnesis roadmap for high-risk groups of children, prepared a normative base for implementing an early intervention system and creating multifunctional services for children with special needs and their families.
For 3 years straight ILF is named the best law firm in the field of healthcare and pharmacy: Legal Awards 2016 and Ukrainian Law Firms 2017 and 2018.
Together with economists and business consultants we can help communities choose a new model for providing medical services. We can determine who provides medical services in a community, where they get their funding and how they interact with each other, and we can also suggest possible scenarios for managing unoccupied spaces in clinics and changing the number and/or status of clinics with the investment needs of the community and demographic characteristics of the region in mind.
Are you considering making a municipal clinic autonomous? We can prepare the necessary documents and protect your right to manage property, funds and personnel at every stage of clinic reorganization. We can help you register staff changes properly, establish an incentive system for medical personnel in the collective agreement, and keep the non-profit status. We can prepare agreements for obtaining extra funds from insurance companies.
We can represent doctors facing criminal charges in court and in dealings with law enforcement.
Are you planning on starting or investing money in a medical business? We can help you choose and register a model of public-private partnership and a legal mechanism for running the clinic.
We can protect your business and property in court, including from unlawful actions of law enforcement and regulatory authorities.
In case of dishonest actions on the part of your competitors, we can protect your brand and intellectual property rights for medicines in court and at the Anti-Monopoly Committee.
We can check whether the contract on the provision of medical services and operations benefits you. In case of disputes, we can help you claim damages for medical error and get a refund from the insurance company.
The medical reform is radically changing the approach to hospital management, transforming budgetary institutions into municipal enterprises. Another important change is that now it will be directors or a team of them, not administrators, running these enterprises, and not necessarily ones with medical education.
Starting 2020, all hospital administrators will have more opportunities as managers to develop their institutions. However, this also means more responsibility. While hospitals’ bills are currently covered by the budget, in one and a half year administrators will have to think for themselves where to get money.
Last year, in 2017, the Ukrainian Parliament passed a law that radically changed the principles of healthcare funding. These changes will affect every citizen and the entire medical market of Ukraine, which comprises over 20,000 medical institutions.