[The Danish Health Act and health-care services to undocumented migrants]

Ugeskr Laeger. 2012 Sep 17;174(38):2216-9.
[Article in Danish]


Health-care workers may experience uncertainty regarding legal matters when attending to medical needs of undocumented migrants. This paper applies a pragmatic focus when addressing the legal aspects involved in providing health-care services to undocumented migrants with examples from the Danish Health Act and international conventions. The delivery of medical care to vulnerable groups such as pregnant women and children is described.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease / therapy
  • Child
  • Chronic Disease / therapy
  • Confidentiality / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Denmark
  • Drug Prescriptions
  • Emigration and Immigration / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Female
  • Health Services Accessibility / legislation & jurisprudence*
  • Human Rights
  • Humans
  • Legislation, Medical*
  • Medical Records / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Pregnancy
  • Transients and Migrants / legislation & jurisprudence*