The Government will be able to make exceptions to the rules on dental care subsidies in cases where there is a risk of the spread of a disease constituting a danger to society, or in connection with other extraordinary events in peace time. The Riksdag voted in favour of the Government's proposals.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, many people have had to postpone dental appointments. This means that a great number of patients have been unable to complete a commenced course of treatment within the subsidy period for the high-cost protection system.
In order to ensure that patients do not miss out on subsidies, the Government will be able, in special cases, to announce regulations that will mean that the calculation of the subsidy will be permitted to deviate from the rules that normally apply.
The provisions will come into force on 1 September 2020.