Rules of medical care for foreign citizens in the territory of the Russian Federation

Rules of rendering of medical aid

1.            These Rules determine the procedure for providing medical care to foreign citizens in the territory of the Russian Federation.

2.            Medical assistance to foreign citizens temporarily staying (temporarily residing) or permanently residing in the Russian Federation is provided by medical and other organizations engaged in medical activities, regardless of their organizational and legal form, as well as by individual entrepreneurs engaged in medical activities (hereinafter-medical organizations).

3.            Medical assistance in an emergency form in case of sudden acute diseases, conditions, exacerbation of chronic diseases that pose a threat to the life of the patient, is provided to foreign citizens by medical organizations free of charge.

4.            Foreign citizens who are insured persons in accordance with the Federal law "on compulsory medical insurance in the Russian Federation" have the right to free medical care within the framework of compulsory medical insurance.

5.            Ambulance, including ambulance specialized, medical care is provided to foreign citizens in diseases, accidents, injuries, poisoning and other conditions requiring urgent medical intervention. Medical organizations of the state and municipal health care systems provide this medical care to foreign citizens free of charge.

6.            Medical care in emergency form (except for emergency, including emergency specialized, medical care) and planned form is provided to foreign citizens in accordance with agreements on the provision of paid medical services or contracts of voluntary medical insurance and (or) concluded in favor of foreign citizens specified in paragraph 4 of these Rules, contracts in the field of compulsory medical insurance.

7.            Medical care in the planned form is provided on condition of submission by the foreign citizen of written guarantees of performance of the obligation for payment of the actual cost of medical services or advance payment of medical services proceeding from the expected volume of providing these services (except for cases of rendering medical care according to point 4 of these Rules), and also necessary medical documentation (the extract from the medical history, data of clinical, x-ray, laboratory and other researches) in its presence.

8.            Upon completion of the treatment of a foreign citizen, an extract from the medical documentation shall be sent to the address or address of the legal or natural person representing the interests of the foreign citizen, in agreement with the said citizen, indicating the period of medical care in the medical organization, as well as the measures taken for prevention, diagnosis, treatment and medical rehabilitation.

Medical documentation sent from the Russian Federation to another state shall be completed in Russian.

9.            Invoices for the actually rendered medical care within 10 days after the end of treatment are sent by the medical organization to the address of the foreign citizen or the legal or physical person representing interests of the foreign citizen if other is not provided by the agreement according to which it was rendered (except cases of rendering medical care according to point 4 of these Rules).

10.          Disputes related to the provision of medical care or late payment of invoices for actual medical care shall be resolved in the manner prescribed by the legislation of the Russian Federation.

11.          If an international Treaty of the Russian Federation establishes a different procedure for the provision of medical care to foreign citizens, the rules of the international Treaty shall apply.

Order of the Government of the Russian Federation of 06.03.2013 N 186 " about the approval of Rules of rendering medical care to foreign citizens in the territory of the Russian Federation"