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Healthcare & Life Sciences

06 January 2021
Rainer Herzig Restriction of freedom in nursing homes due to risk of COVID-19 infection

Austria - Preslmayr Attorneys at Law

The Supreme Court recently ruled that nursing homes can restrict residents' freedom by isolating them in their room. The resident in question had been isolated in his room in an attempt to prevent the spread of COVID-19 among the other nursing home residents. This decision shows the interaction between protecting the freedom of nursing home residents and challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Author: Rainer Herzig
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