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Press release following the 70th session of the Government of Republic of Srpska


The Government of Republic of Srpska approved today during the 70th session held in Banja Luka, the Proposal of the Rule by Decree on Amendments to the Law on Health Insurance that would be submitted to the President of the Republic of Srpska for further consideration in accordance with constitutional competences.

The reason for enactment of this Decree is related to the need to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus and coronavirus disease by providing funding for health care of citizens of Republic of Srpska who do not have regulated status within the terms of compulsory health insurance.

The Health Insurance Fund of Republic of Srpska shall provide funds for health care of the citizens of the Republic of Srpska who do not have established status of an insured person in the compulsory health insurance during the state of emergency and emergency situation in the territory of Republic of Srpska.

Funds to cover the obligations arising from the right to health care are provided from the budget of Republic of Srpska through respective ministries.

The Government accepted the Consolidated Annual Report on Establishment and Development of Internal Financial Control in the Public Sector of the Republic of Srpska as of December 31, 2019 which was done on the basis of the form and content of annual reports on financial management and control and internal audit.

According to the adopted concept of the European Commission, the system of internal financial control in the public sector includes: financial management and control, internal audit and the central unit for harmonization of financial management and control and internal audit.

As stated in the 2019 Report, the number of companies that established the function of financial management and control and internal audit in the Republic of Srpska has increased as well as the   number of certified and licensed public internal auditors in the Republic of Srpska.

The Government of the Republic of Srpska has accepted the Information on participation of local self-government units in the financing of in vitro fertilization in 2019.

The Government instructed local self-government units that did not plan funds in their budgets for financing the fourth and each next in vitro fertilization procedure, to plan funds for this purpose in budgets for 2021 and to finance those in 2020 using other budget items.

In 2019, a total of 34 local self-government units allocated funds for those purposes and costs for financing in vitro fertilization procedures in 2020 will be financed by 56 local self-government units.

The importance of implementing this population policy measure has also been recognized at the local level, given that the number of local self-government units that allocate funds to finance in vitro fertilization has increased.

The Government of Republic of Srpska approved the Plan of allocation of funds within the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare for the period from 1 January to 31 March 2020 and for the period from 31 March 2020 to 30 June 2020 in the total amount of BAM 250,000.00.

The approved funds will be transferred to the Home for Children and Youth without Parental Care "Rada Vranjesevic" on the account of financing the project entitled "Raising the quality of professional services in institutions for children without parental care".

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