Evaluation Council: The implications of the merger of the Transport and Palliative Ward Board should be clarified

 The Legislative Evaluation Council considers that the draft government bill on the law on transport and patient illness should be supplemented by a more detailed description of the efficiency gained by the reform. In addition, the benefits from reform to customers should be further assessed.

The central objective of the draft bill is to enhance the efficiency of the traffic and patient complaint boards. Currently, separate committees would be merged and overlapping activities would be reduced, which is estimated to improve the functioning. The reform would increase the number of members and alternates of the panel.

The bill drafts satisfactorily the current status of legislation, the objectives of the proposal and the main target groups. The draft also provides a picture of the main mechanisms and channels of action proposed.

The opinion of the Evaluation Council is that the measures proposed in the draft proposal will have an impact not only on the Transport and Pest Complaints Board, but also on customers, ie insured and injured, as well as public and private operators in the patient and motor insurance sector. The impact assessments of the draft proposal should be supplemented, in particular, from customers' point of view.

Quantitative estimates of the efficiency enhancement potential of the reform, the expansion of operations and the transition costs should be pooled and presented in table format, for example, at the end of the impact assessment section. The description of the current state should be complemented by a concise presentation of the whole system of patient and motor vehicle insurance coverage and the role of damage boards throughout the system.

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