Cross-border healthcare (patient mobility) as well as the exercise of patient rights associated therewith are also regulated by Directive 2011/24/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 March 2011, as well as by national provisions of social security systems and the provisions of Regulation (EC) 883/2004) concerning entitlement to benefits in kind. The Directive applies in Austria and in the other 27 Member States of the European Union, and also in the EEA States Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway. It does not apply in Switzerland. In Austria the Directive is implemented by the EU Patient Mobility Act (OJ 32/2014).
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