Practice Relating to Rule 110. Treatment and Care of the Wounded, Sick and Shipwrecked
Section B. Distinction between the wounded and the sick
Spain’s LOAC Manual (1996) states that medical personnel shall provide the wounded and sick with the medical care required by their condition. It states that only
urgent medical reasons may justify priority in the order of medical treatment.
Spain’s LOAC Manual (2007) states: “Enemy wounded and sick must … receive the medical care and attention required by their condition, with no distinction being made between enemy wounded and sick and the party’s own wounded and sick.”
The manual also states that “the duties of medical personnel, as established by the law of armed conflict” include: “provide assistance in accordance with purely medical criteria; priorities in treating people can only be established on medical grounds”.