Permit of the Ministry of Health

Private medical services and private dental services can be performed by natural or legal entities.

Private medical practitioners and dentists who are natural entities acquire the permit by entering the register of private medical practitioners, private medical practitioners and dentists (hereinafter referred to as medical practitioners) who are legal entities can apply for the permit at the Ministry of Health after being registered in the business register.

They must fulfil the same conditions in both cases, only that legal entities do not have to fulfil the condition on working relationship.

A medical practitioner must be registered as a private medical practitioners on the day when they start working as a private medical practitioner.

A medical practitioner who is a natural entity, can perform medical services as a private medical practitioner if they fulfil all conditions and are entered in the register of private medical practitioners. A medical practitioner can be registered as a private medical practitioner when they have the licence for performing medical services on a certain professional area, are not employed at another employer, have not been prohibited to perform medical services or profession based on a final court judgement or have ensured appropriate premises and equipment.

When a private medical practitioner stops performing private medical services, they must submit all medical documentation to the medical practitioner who takes over their medical services upon the consent of the Medical Chamber of Slovenia. If a private medical practitioner has not determined the entity taking over their services until the expiry of the provision of medical services, the Chamber appoints a temporary custodian of the health documentation.

The candidate must attach the following documents to the application for the issue of the permit for performing private health-care activities

  •  confirmation on the registration of legal entity (decision of the court on the entry of the establishment of the entity in the court register),
  • confirmation that the holder of health-care activities has the required education for performing the envisaged activity and is qualified for independent work (final exam certificate, diploma, confirmation on professional exam, licence);
  • certificate of no criminal record that cannot be older than three months (confirmation that the court has not issued a final judgement to the holder of the health-care activity to prohibit the implementation of health-care services or entry into the profession);
  • legal basis for the implementation of activities with the holder of the health-care activity (employment contract or other legal basis) and the confirmation that the holder of the health-care activity is not in a working relationship;
  • confirmation that appropriate premises and equipment, and if required by the nature of work, appropriate staff are provided (land register extract on the ownership of premises, sales contract or lease contract or the contract on the use concluded with the appropriate health-care institution or other legal or natural entity);
  • operating permit for the premises where the health-care activity will be implemented (issued by the competent administrative unit) – this appendix is not necessary if option a is circled under item 2 of the application form;
  • the opinion of the competent chamber or professional association for the holder of health-care activity.

The entry in the register of private health-care workers, which must be performed by natural entities, is performed upon the application of the individual, which must contain:

  • name and surname, date and place of birth;
  • permanent residence address (place, street and house number);
  • profession or professional education, type of health-care activity which the person wants to perform as a private health-care activity;
  • the head office or premises where the private health-care activity will be implemented - including the description of premises;
  • equipment and staff, knowledge of Slovenian or in bilingual areas, the language of the local nationality.

The application for entry in the register of private health-care workers must contain evidence on the fulfilment of all prescribed conditions. The application for the issue of the decision on the entry in the register of private health-care workers must also contain the following documents:

  • certificate of no criminal record that cannot be older than three months (confirmation that the court has not issued a final judgement to the holder of the health-care activity to prohibit the implementation of health-care services or profession);
  • confirmation that the holder of the health-care activity is not in a working relationship – this must be submitted at the start of the implementation of the health-care activity at the latest;
  • confirmation that appropriate premises and equipment, and if required by the nature of work, appropriate staff are provided (land register extract on the ownership of premises, sales contract or lease contract or the contract on the use concluded with the appropriate health-care institution or other legal or natural entity);
  • operating permit for the premises where the health-care activity will be implemented (issued by the competent administrative unit) – this appendix is not necessary if option a is circled under item 2 of the application form;
  • the opinion of the competent chamber or professional association for the holder of the health-care activity.

Legal protection

  • Judicial remedy: Appeal
  • Competent authority: Medical Chamber of Slovenia
Responsible: Ministry of Health | Last updated: 11. 02. 2016