SIMAP case

SIMAP case

A case heard by the European Court of Justice, 3 October, 2000, at the request of the Spanish doctors union (Sindicato de Medicos de Asistencia Publica), which asked whether time spent by doctors “on call”, either at the medical centre/hospital or away from it, should be counted as “working time” and therefore be counted towards their 48 hour work week. The Court said yes, if their presence is required in the hospital; no, if they are in a merely contactable mode.
References in periodicals archive ?
The answer will be sent to all applicants on 19 December 2016, and posted on the SIMAP case of open procedures.
In 2000 the Court ruled in the Simap case (C-303/98), which involved primary care workers in Spain.
However, an ECJ ruling in the so-called SiMAP case in 2000 stipulated that time spent on-call at a hospital should all be regarded as working time, even if the doctor was asleep for part of the period.