Judgment of the Court of 12 July 2001.

Abdon Vanbraekel and Others v Alliance nationale des mutualités chrétiennes (ANMC).

Reference for a preliminary ruling: Cour du travail de Mons - Belgium.

Social security - Sickness insurance - Articles 22 and 36 of Regulation (EEC) No 1408/71 - Freedom to provide services - Article 59 of the EC Treaty (now, after amendment, Article 49 EC) - Hospital treatment costs incurred in another Member State - Refusal of authorisation subsequently declared unfounded.

Case C-368/98.


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Reports of Cases

2001 I-05363

Subject-matter

Preliminary ruling ─ Cour du Travail, Mons ─ Interpretation of Articles 22(1)(c) and 36 of Council Regulation (EEC) No 1408/71 on the application of social security schemes to employed persons, to self-employed persons and to members of their families moving within the Community, as amended and updated by Council Regulation (EEC) No 2001/83 of 2 June 1983 (OJ 1983 L 230, p. 6, Annex 1) ─ Provisions applicable to the reimbursement of the costs of hospital treatment in a Member State other than that of the competent institution

Systematic classification scheme

1.
B European Community (EEC/EC)
  B-04 Free movement of persons and services
    B-04.06 Social security for workers
      B-04.06.02 Sickness and maternity
        B-04.06.02.02 Stay or residence outside the competent Member State
B European Community (EEC/EC)
  B-04 Free movement of persons and services
    B-04.06 Social security for workers
      B-04.06.02 Sickness and maternity
        B-04.06.02.02 Stay or residence outside the competent Member State


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

Operative part

Opinion


Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 16/10/1998

Date of the Opinion

  • 18/05/2000

Date of the hearing

Information not available

Date of delivery

12/07/2001


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Application: OJ C 397 from 19.12.1998, p.17

Judgment: OJ C 275 from 29.09.2001, p.2

Name of the parties

Vanbraekel and Others

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Novak, Meinhard: Spitalbehandlung im Ausland, European Law Reporter 2001 p.242 (DE)
  2. Novak, Meinhard: EuGH: Übernahme von Krankenhauskosten in anderem Mitgliedstaat II, Europäische Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsrecht 2001 p.476-477 (DE)
  3. Van de Gronden, J.W.: S.E.W. ; Sociaal-economische wetgeving 2001 p.327-331 (NL)
  4. Kingreen, Thorsten: Zur Inanspruchnahme von Gesundheitsleistungen im europäischen Binnenmarkt, Neue juristische Wochenschrift 2001 p.3382-3385 (DE)
  5. Lhernould, Jean-Philippe ; Kessler, Francis: La prise en charge des soins de santé programmés dans l'espace communautaire, Revue de jurisprudence sociale 2001 p.751-754 (FR)
  6. Urlesberger, Franz: Ein gemeinsamer Markt für Kranke?, Zeitschrift für Arbeitsrecht und Sozialrecht 2001 p.161-166 (DE)
  7. Petroglou, Athina: Epitheorisis Dikaiou Koinonikis Asfaliseos 2001 p.822-823 (EL)
  8. Dubouis, Louis: La libre circulation des patients hospitaliers, une liberté sous conditions, Revue de droit sanitaire et social 2001 p.721-726 (FR)
  9. Bonomo, Annamaria: Programmazione delle spese sanitarie e libertà di cura: un delicato dilemma, Il Foro amministrativo 2001 p.1870-1880 (IT)
  10. Dalfino, D.: Il Foro italiano 2002 IV Col.102-106 (IT)
  11. Kötter, Ute: Zeitschrift für europäisches Sozial- und Arbeitsrecht 2003 p.173-175 (DE)
  12. Cantero Martínez, Josefa: Hacia la libre circulación de pacientes en el ámbito de la Unión Europea (a propósito de la sentencias del Tribunal de Justicia de 28 de abril de 1998 y de 12 de julio de 2001), Noticias de la Unión Europea 2003 nº 221 p.83-98 (ES)
  13. Rofes i Pujol, María Isabel: Los regímenes nacionales de Seguridad Social y la libre prestación de servicios sanitarios en la Comunidad: el estado de la cuestión. Las sentencias del Tribunal de Justicia de la Comunidades Europeas dictados en los asuntos Decker, Kohll, Vanbraeckel y Smits y Peerbooms. El asunto Müller-Fauré., Noticias de la Unión Europea 2003 nº 222 p.65-75 (ES)
  14. Hermann, Christopher: Grenzüberschreitende Inanspruchnahme von Krankenhausleistungen - Ökonomische Folgen der EuGH-Rechtsprechung zur Dienstleistungsfreiheit bei stationären Leistungen, Zeitschrift für europäisches Sozial- und Arbeitsrecht 2004 p.370-374 (DE)
  15. Csach, K.: Rozsudok "Vanbraekel", Výber z rozhodnutí Súdneho dvora Európskych spoločenstiev 2010 nº 4-5 p.34-37 (SK)
  16. Allikmets, Sille: Kas ravi välismaal on igaühe teoreetiline õigus või praktiline võimalus? - Euroopa Parlamendi ja nõukogu direktiivi 2011/24/EL Eesti õigusesse ülevõtmise mudel, Juridica: Tartu Ülikooli õigusteaduskonna ajakiri 2014 nº V p.351-360 (ET)



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

Cour du travail de Mons - Belgium

Subject-matter

  • Social security
  • Freedom to provide services

Provisions of national law referred to

Arrêté royal 04/11/1963, art. 221, par. 2, 2º

Provisions of international law referred to

Information not available

Procedure and result

  • Reference for a preliminary ruling

Formation of the Court

Cour plénière (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

La Pergola

Advocate General

Saggio

Language(s) of the Case

  • French

Language(s) of the Opinion

  • Italian