EN 1387:1996

Machine readable cards - Health care applications - Cards: General characteristics

Publication date:   Jan 30, 2004

General information

90.60 Close of review   Sep 2, 2023


CEN/TC 224 Personal identification and related personal devices with secure element, systems, operations and privacy in a multi sectorial environment

European Norm

35.240.15   Identification cards. Chip cards. Biometrics



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This European Standard specifies directly or by reference the requirements for cards used for health care, health care coverage or health care entitlement. This European Standard specifies the physical characteristics of cards and the recording techniques, but not the security requirements. It defines the area on each side of the surface of the card allocated to each type of media.

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EN 1387:1996
90.60 Close of review
Sep 2, 2023