Problems of legal support of the safety of healthcare workers in performing their official and professional duties

Encroachment on the life and health of healthcare workers in performing their official and professional duties has been one of the most serious medical and social problems in the past decade. There are regular attacks on ambulance workers and health care facility physicians in almost every region of the Russian Federation. Being a healthcare worker is no less dangerous than being law enforcement officer, an official of the Ministry of Emergency Situations, or other emergency-related professionals. At the same time, there are no special, relevant legislative acts establishing the rights, duties, and responsibility of citizens for such crimes. The effective mechanism for legal regulation of the protection of healthcare workers in performing their official duties has not been worked out. The government’s increased responsibility for the life of a person performing professional duties should be established by special provisions that will be embodied in different branches of procedural law, creating a consistent chain of legislative regulations of the protection of legal relations, rather than by the common law rule that declaratively proclaims that the person must be protected from any encroachments. The authors of the paper substantiate the need to revise the current criminal legislation in terms of establishing additional guarantees that ensure the protection of the life and health of healthcare workers in performing their duties, and make proposals for its improvement. © 2018, Media Sphera Publishing Group. All rights reserved.

Authors
Petrova R.E.1 , Sheyafetdinova N.A.1, 2 , Solovyev A.A.2, 3, 4 , Mishchenko E.V.5 , Globenko O.A.1 , Portnaya E.B.1 , Rozanova E.V. 6
Publisher
Media Sphera
Number of issue
6
Language
Russian
Pages
74-77
Status
Published
Volume
21
Year
2018
Organizations
  • 1 Moscow Technological University, Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, Moscow, Russian Federation
  • 2 Moscow State Pedagogical University, Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, Moscow, Russian Federation
  • 3 Arbitration Court of the Moscow Region, Moscow, Russian Federation
  • 4 O.E. Kutafin Moscow State Law University, Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, Moscow, Russian Federation
  • 5 Orenburg State University, Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, Orenburg, Russian Federation
  • 6 People’s Friendship University of Russia, Moscow, Russian Federation
Keywords
Criminal legislation; Healthcare workers; Legal regulation; Official duties of healthcare workers; Responsibility of patients and the population who have harmed the life and health of healthcare workers in performing their official duties; Safety
Date of creation
19.07.2019
Date of change
19.07.2019
Short link
https://repository.rudn.ru/en/records/article/record/38430/