Lenka Teska Arnoštová is our law firm’s leading expert in medical law and medical legislation. She is also actively engaged in scientific work in the Faculty of Law at Charles University (Centre for Medical Law), and she is a member of the Government Legislation Committee for Public Law.
From 2008 to 2017, she acted as an assistant professor in the First Faculty of Medicine at Charles University and at the same time worked in various positions at the Czech Ministry of Health, from officer to head of the legal section and director of the legislation and legal department. From 2014 to 2017, she was Deputy Minister of Health at the Czech Ministry of Health. In those years, she was also a member of the management board of the health insurance companies Všeobecná zdravotní pojišťovna ČR and Oborová zdravotní pojišťovna.
She is the chairperson of the Czech Medical Association of J. E. Purkyně and co-author of a book entitled Health Services and Law (Svejkovský, Vojtek, Arnoštová et al., C.H.Beck, year of issue 2016), which gives an overview of the current Czech legislation not only for lawyers but also all healthcare professionals and patients. In 2015, she was awarded the LADY PRO prize honouring women that have shown exceptional achievement in their field, and in 2017, she became the first Czech representative ever to be awarded by the WHO for promoting and implementing anti-smoking legislation.
Engagement at the Ministry of Health
preparing and implementing key laws in the health sector (training for doctors, reimbursement mechanisms, an anti-smoking law, university hospitals, pharmaceuticals and medical devices)
actively participating in getting patients and patient organisations involved in decision-making processes at the Czech Ministry of Health and in the creation of a patient support department and the Patient Council of the Czech Ministry of Health
acting as the chairperson of the Appeal Committee of the Czech Ministry of Health between 2002 and 2007
Membership in professional associations
Czech Bar Association
Czech Medical Association of J. E. Purkyně (chairperson)
Languages Czech, English, Spanish
Charles University, Faculty of Law, Prague (2009), PhD.
Charles University, Faculty of Law, Prague (2002), JUDr.
Charles University, Faculty of Law, Prague (1999), Mgr. (Master of Laws)
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