The legal regulation is necessary to follow limitatins of the medium-term budget framework law 22 July 2015
On 15 July the Fiscal Discipline Council expressed doubt as to the compliance with procedural norms and recommended the return of the draft law "State Emergency Medical Service's Employees Involved in the Provision of Emergency Medical Services Retirement Pension Law", approved by the Saeima on 8 July, for secondary review.
On 17 July the Chancellery of the President organised a meeting to address the Council's opinion. After consulting with Aija Barča (Chairman of Saeima's Committee of Social and Labour Affairs), Guntis Belēvičs (Minister of Health) and representatives from the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Welfare, Chancellery of the President and Saeima's Legal Bureau, it was concluded that the law had not been breached and on 21 July President Raimonds Vējonis announced the law, which will take effect on 1 January 2016.
Considering tight conditions preparing 2016 draft budget resulting from the economic slowdown, the Council suggests that legal regulation is necessary that would require the Saeima following the limitations of the medium-term budget framework and introducing compensatory measures to increase budget revenue or to reduce budget expenditure, if a decision resulting in increase of expenditure has been passed.