The Verkhovna Rada adopted bill No. 1198 on the right of people with disabilities due to participation in Anti-terrorist operation in Donbas, Joint Forces Operation or military conflicts in other countries, as well as volunteers to receive assistance in medical institutions of the Ministry of Defense, Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, etc.
323 MPs voted for. The official Rada channel conducted an online broadcast of the plenary session.
The bill provides the right to medical care without payment in medical institutions of the Ministry of Defense, SBU, Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine, State Special Communication Service, Ministry of Internal Affairs of persons with disabilities due to war from among:
- participants in hostilities in other countries who were injured there and as a result became people with disabilities;
- military personnel of various structures who defended the independence of Ukraine during the Anti-terrorist operation in Donbas or Joint Forces Operation received injuries or shell shock there, as a result of which they became people with disabilities;
- people who became persons with disabilities due to injury, contusion, injury or illness received during their participation in the Anti-terrorist operation in Donbas;
- Anti-terrorist operation in Donbas participants as part of volunteer units that collaborated with or joined the Armed Forces of Ukraine and other military units;
- volunteers who were injured in the area of the Anti-terrorist operation in Donbas or Joint Forces Operation.
The law will enter into force the day after its official publication and will be enforced from January 1, 2021.
As we reported earlier, The Verkhovna Rada supported bill No. 2492, which postpones the final transition to electronic document management in parliament until September 1, 2020. 259 MPs voted for