The law provides that foreigners present on the national territory who have not complied with rules concerning entry and residence, are to be insured ambulatorial and hospital cures urgent and essential for sickness and accidents and that preventive medicine programs be extended to foreigners not regularly residing.
In particular are warranted:
To foreigners without regular residence permit, the ASL of territory on which foreigner resides issues a card (called STP - foreigners temporarily in Italy), with which foreigner may have access to all health services in his rights. Applicants without sufficient economical resources will bear no onus, except participation quota for expenses as Italian citizens. For what concerns assurance of indigent condition, an autocertification on state of poverty of interested person will warrant (see Chap. II).
The STP card is valid for six months and can be renewed if the foreigner is still in Italy. It can be used in all of the ASL, hospitals and Scientific Research and Care Institutes (IRCCS). It gives the right to ambulatory and hospital services in case of disease or accident and grants the access to pharmaceutical services; it doesn't grant the access to the family doctor. If the foreigner looses the card a new copy will be issued.
Access to health assistance will not require any type of signalling to Police Headquarters of immigrants not regularly residing.
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