Module 3 – Introduction

Welcome to module 3 on legal questions regarding the medical care for refugees during their asylum procedure and beyond. The chapter deals with the following:

  • The legal basis for the treatment of refugees, where it can take place and by whom it can be provided.
  • The legal characteristics regarding the care for refugees when a decision for treatment has been made by a family physician/primary health care provider/X.

This module is relevant in all three domains of contact of refugees with the primary health care system of a related country: meeting the refugees and other migrants after registration, first contact with the primary health care team at the health care unit, as well as health education and promotion in the long time perspective (see table 1).