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Title: Long-term care for older people and EU Law: The position in England and Scotland
Authors: Hervey, Tamara
Stark, Abigail
Dawson, Alison
Fernandez, Jose-Luis
Matosevic, Tihana
McDaid, David
Contact Email: a.s.f.dawson@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: long-term care
European Union
Issue Date: Mar-2012
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Citation: Hervey T, Stark A, Dawson A, Fernandez J, Matosevic T & McDaid D (2012) Long-term care for older people and EU Law: The position in England and Scotland, Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law, 34 (1), pp. 105-124.
Abstract: To what extent, if at all, is the current legal position on long-term care for older people in England and Scotland potentially inconsistent with the UK's obligations in EU law? The implications of EU law for UK healthcare provision have been tracked by the literature, exploited by litigation (Case C-372/04 Watts [2006] ECR I-4325, BetterCare [2002] CAT 7), and covered in EU legislation (Directive 2011/24/EU). However, long-term care for older people involves not only healthcare but also social care. Drawing on significant new empirical data gathered in early 2010 for a European Commission report (European Commission 2011), this article is the first to consider in detail how EU law might apply to the social care aspects of long-term care for older people in England and Scotland. It concludes that EU law is an important element of the long-term care policy context.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/20025
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09649069.2012.675468
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