European Court of Justice, Decision C-777/18 of 23 September 2020

28 October 2020 – In a recent decision, the European Court of Justice held that Article 20 of Regulation (EC) No. 883/2004 must be interpreted as meaning that an insured person who has received planned treatment in a Member State other than that of his residence without first having been granted the right to receive treatment in accordance with Article 20(1) of that regulation, without having first applied for authorisation from the competent institution, is entitled to reimbursement of the costs of that treatment under the conditions laid down in that regulation, if he was unable to apply to the competent institution for such authorisation or to await that institution's decision on such an application because of his state of health or the urgency of receiving the treatment, and the other criteria for reimbursement of the cost of treatment in kind laid down in the second sentence of Article 20(2) of Regulation No 883/2004 are fulfilled.

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