Italy’s health care system is a regionally based national health service that provides universal coverage largely free of charge at the point of delivery. The main source of financing is national and regional taxes, supplemented by co-payments for pharmaceuticals and outpatient care. While the central government provides a stewardship role, setting the fundamental principles and goals of the health system and determining the core benefit package of health services available to all citizens, the regions are responsible for organizing and delivering primary, secondary and tertiary health care services as well as preventive and health promotion services.

Zambelli Tassetto has a long history of representing both public and private bodies in the healthcare sector. We have advised a wide range of clients including hospitals, health clinics, pharmacies, operators and specialist care homes, and other healthcare providers, such as contractors in the health sector and medical device, life science and technology companies.

We handle both contentious and non-contentious matters. Our services include assistance in regulatory compliance and litigation matters, often related to pricing, regulatory compliance, appointments, land acquisition, disciplinary actions and public health employment, procurement and supply contracts in hospitals, malpractice, private healthcare providers registration, accreditation and reimbursement issues. We also have extensive experience in advising clients in private clinics and in the care home sector.

Our cross-disciplinary healthcare team possesses a thorough understanding not only of the legal and commercial issues, but also of the policies and principles that underlie and influence the healthcare sector. The team has advised healthcare clients, both in the public and private sector, in a broad range of practice areas, including administrative, public procurement, dispute resolution, licensing, medical negligence, employment, public–private partnerships, corporate and real estate finance and commercial agreements.

All our dedication to healthcare segment has established us a leading local law firm in this field.