While understanding the legalities involved in medical tourism and the legal system of the host countries, you must ensure that the treating region has the following guidelines in place:
- Established laws: Recognized rules of conduct accepted by an authority that regulates the working of the day-to-day affairs of any state, organization and undertaking etc.
- Evenness of enforcement: This refers to a regularity in ensuring obedience to and observance of accepted laws or standards of behaviour either through force or otherwise.
- Legal recourse: This refers to an action that can be taken by any individual or organization to attempt to remedy a legal difficulty.
- Protection of patients: Healthcare professionals are becoming more and more conscious of the importance of acknowledging an active role for the patient. In defence of patient protection, public authorities need to recognize the patient’s role and encourage their participation in decision making.
- Malpractice recognition: This refers to the identification or acknowledgement of a breach of duty by any professional who fails to follow accepted standards when undertaking his/her contractual obligations.
- Accounting and financial disclosure: A requirement to reveal all information pertinent to any transaction involving the accounts and finances of any organization or undertaking.
- Tax system: A legal system for assessing and collecting taxes