Department of Health

Minister of Health

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The Department of Health came into existence via a Constitutional Amendment on 24 July 2021 and is the newest of the Government Departments. The primary purpose of the Department of Health is to enable the Citizens of Lehmark to access healthcare through the National Health Insurance Company.

Management of COVID19 and COVID19 Restrictions will be managed and controlled by the Department of Health and as such updates to policy and restrictions will be made available on this page.

In Lehmark, healthcare is fully paid for by the National Health Insurance Company and pays for Lehmarkians to access services provided by Lehmarkian Health Practitioners, registered as part of the Lehmarkian Healthcare System. The National Health Insurance Company is managed by the Department of Health.

Contact the Department of Health via email: DOH@lehmark.com

COVID19 Management and Restrictions

The Department of Health advises:

  • Citizens of Lehmark are to seek vaccination from their macronation. We recommend getting a booster shot after 4 months.

  • To wear a mask whenever you leave the house

  • All Citizens returning to Lehmark from overseas must quarantine at home for 14 days.

  • All Citizens who have ANY cold or flu like symptoms, must quarantine for 14 days.

  • Borders are closed to international travellers - excepted Citizens of Lehmark returning to their State.

  • Domestic Travel permitted for fully vaccinated Citizens, unvaccinated are banned from travelling between States.

Sex Work Regulation and Policy

Sex Work Policy is Governed by Imperial Decree LXII - On Euthanasia, Substances, Gambling, Sex Work and Abortion

Sex workers

The Imperial Government of Lehmark fully recognises the rights of sex workers to practice their chosen profession and ensure their natural and with full protection under the law.

Persons charged and convicted of intimidating, harassing, threatening or assaulting a sex worker will be severely punished according to statutes in the Lehmark Criminal code.

The Government would advise those who assault sex workers be punished severely.

Specific Regulations:

  1. Sex trafficking of all description of such is forbidden and will be severely punished.

  2. Sex workers may enter a partner agreement, with up to 3 colleagues, for business purposes. The premises may be registered as an “Adult Recreation Salon”.

  3. Registered Sex Work Partnerships are limited to 1 per State.

    1. With State’s holding a referendum to approve the Partnership and subsequent business development.

  4. Sex work activities involving non-citizens are not permitted within the Empire.

Drug Regulation and Policy

Drug Policy is Governed by Imperial Decree LXII - On Euthanasia, Substances, Gambling, Sex Work and Abortion

Substances

Citizens below the age of 18 are not permitted to consume, grow/produce, purchase or sell any of the below listed substances. Doing so is a Summary Offense.

The Imperial Government of Lehmark recognizes:

  1. Cannabis will be treated as a commodity good, with the purpose of production, growth, sale and consumption:

    1. This product can be consumed publicly at a Cannabis Specific Outlet.

    2. Citizens of Lehmark are permitted to privately grow 5 cannabis plants at their residence and consume cannabis products in their residence. Citizens are also permitted to privately sell their “home grown” cannabis products, sales cannot exceed the equivalent of $200AUD per week (in either currency) or it will be classified as a Company and thus require to register as a Lehmark Citizen Registered Company.

    3. Cannabis Specific Outlets are permitted:

      1. To grow up to 20 plants on premise for the purpose of sale and consumption.

      2. Are permitted to purchase from a Cannabis Specific Wholesaler additional cannabis stock.

      3. Can trade all forms of cannabis products, this also includes the plants.

      4. Can trade all related paraphernalia and accessories.

      5. Are required to keep all receipt of sales for auditing purposes for a minimum of 5 years.

    4. Cannabis Specific Wholesaler:

      1. Are permitted to grow up to 100 plants on premise, with the express and only purpose of sale. Department of Treasury may issue Permits (with cost) for additional plant capacity.

      2. Are permitted to establish a Cannabis Specific Outlet on their premise.

      3. Are permitted to import all cannabis plants’, related paraphernalia and other associated products.

      4. Are required to keep all receipt of sales for auditing purposes for a minimum of 5 years.

  2. Psychedelics

    1. Certain psychedelic substance consumption and production will be permitted, albeit limited.

      1. Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) consumption and sale is permitted.

        1. Production is not permitted, doing so is a Summary Offence.

      2. Psilocin found in psilocybin mushrooms and other psychedelic fungi is permitted, for consumption, growth and sale of.

      3. Mescaline consumption and sale is permitted.

        1. Production is not permitted, doing is a Summary Offence.

    2. Psychedelics not listed above are not permitted for consumption, growth or sale.

    3. Those selling the above psychedelic substances are required to keep all receipt of sales for auditing purposes for a minimum of 5 years.

  3. Cocaine

    1. The consumption, and sale of cocaine is permitted.

    2. The cultivation, growth and production of cocaine is not permitted. Doing so is a summary offence.

    3. Those selling cocaine are required to keep all receipt of sales for auditing purposes for a minimum of 5 years.

  4. Alcohol

    1. The consumption, production and sale of alcohol is permitted.

    2. Alcohol content limits:

      1. 0% - 15% for beer

      2. 0% - 25% for wine

      3. 0% - 80% for spirits

      4. Between 0% - 35% for other alcohols.

  5. Cigarettes

    1. The consumption, importation, production and sale of all cigarette is not permitted, this is not limited to other tobacco products.

  6. Other substances of addiction or mind altering nature:

    1. Importation, production, sale of substances other than those legally prescribed by a medical professional for the purpose of assisting, treating or aiding in an illness, are not permitted:

      1. Regardless of Decree Citizens of Lehmark may choose to break this law, therefore no jailtime will be issued to a Citizen who breaks this law. Citizens will be issue a fine of no more than 50f per offence.

    2. All other substances other than those legally prescribed by a medical professional for the purpose of assisting, treating or aiding in an illness, while not permitted, can be illegally consumed by Citizens of Lehmark regardless of Decree and therefore they are fully decriminalized. No punishment will be issued to someone who is found consuming or in possession of a non-permitted substance.

National Health Insurance

Lehmarkians are eligible to access the Lehmarkian Healthcare System which is comprised of every Lehmarkian Healthcare Provider.

The services provided by Lehmarkian Healthcare Providers as part of the Lehmarkian Healthcare System are fully paid for by the National Health Insurance (NHI) which is managed by the National Health Insurance Company (NHIC). It should be noted only eligible accounts will be paid, which is defined as:

  • Surgeries performed by an approved Lehmarkian Healthcare Provider; can be national hospitals or macronational.

  • Procedures performed by an approved Lehmarkian Healthcare Provider; can be national hospitals or macronational.

  • GP Consultations attended at the offices of an approved Lehmarkian Healthcare Provider; offices can be macronational.

  • Specialist Consultations attended at the offices of an approved Lehmarkian Healthcare Provider; offices can be macronational.

  • All Dental Work and Consultations, by an approved Lehmarkian Healthcare Provider; can be national offices/hospitals or macronational.

  • Any and all other scientifically backed forms of healing undertaken, by an approved Lehmarkian Healthcare Provider; can be national offices/hospitals or macronational.

  • Any and all Prescriptions, prescribed by an approved Lehmarkian Healthcare Provider.

As of 12 May 2022, the NHIC will now be responsible for the monthly payments of National Pensions (Retired and Disabled) through funds provided by the Imperial Treasury and audited by the Department of Health and the Department of Treasury. Payments are conducted via the Imperial Bank of Lehmark Bot on the Lehmark National Discord Server.

Imperial Decree LXXIII - On Department of Health unfortunately blocks the Department of Health from investing into the construction or maintenance of any healthcare facilities of any nature. This statutory block was done so due to Lehmark's micronational nature, as a micronation Lehmark doesn't have the resources to invest in health facilities. Therefore the NHI strives to provide very lenient policy to enable reimbursement for medical costs, however medical costs will only be paid in Lehmark Digital Token and the NIC will only pay up to 20,000LDT per Lehmarkian annually for medical costs invoiced by an approved Lehmarkian Healthcare Provider.

National Health Insurance Company

Commissioner for Health Insurance: Position Vacant - Apply here

The National Health Insurance Company was founded by Letters Patent on 6 November 2021 and is responsible for the management of the National Health Insurance Scheme. All Citizens of Lehmark are entitled to recover up to 20,000LDT per year in medical costs provided by a LHS Provider, this includes any hospital and clinic costs if they were provided by a LHS Provider.

The Company is managed by the Commissioner for Health Insurance and is responsible to the Minister of Health, and who will work in conjunction with the Department of Health to assist with the management and registration of LHS Providers.