Implementation of the EC-Directives 97/43/Euratom [MED] and 96/29/Euratom [BSS] in Europe

E.G.M. Kempen, van, S.J.J.M.F. Kokkelmans, D.J. Heinzen, B.J. Verhaar, H.J. Kleffens, van

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Abstract

The implementation of the EC-Directives 97/43/Euratom [Med] and 96/29/Euratom [BSS] was investigated. A questionnaire was therefore sent by e-mail to all EFOMP members electronically accessible. The preliminary results were presented during the VIIth EFOMP Congress in Belfast September 2001. From the 30 members electronically accessible 24 responded (80 %). This response rate was comparable with a former inquiry. In this paper the questions and answers are presented. Amongst the 24 responders 14 were from European Union members (EUM). The MED is implemented in 14 (11 EUM) member organizations. The BSS implementation is realized in 15 (11 EUM) member organizations. A majority: - considers the legislation not to be reflecting accurately the requirements of MED and BSS in health care. - has an education and training system. - does not have a CPD system according to Policy Document 10 of EFOMP. - indicates that governmental resources for recognition of QE and MPE are not planned. The number of QE and MPE per million inhabitants should increase to be able to operate adequately according to the Directives.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)149-152
Number of pages4
JournalPhysica Medica
Volume18
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2002

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    Kempen, van, E. G. M., Kokkelmans, S. J. J. M. F., Heinzen, D. J., Verhaar, B. J., & Kleffens, van, H. J. (2002). Implementation of the EC-Directives 97/43/Euratom [MED] and 96/29/Euratom [BSS] in Europe. Physica Medica, 18(4), 149-152.