Organisational Structure Its Approval - Full Text Of The Norm

Original Language Title: ESTRUCTURA ORGANIZATIVA SU APROBACION - Texto completo de la norma

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OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL ACTION Decree 1447/96 Approve the organizational structure of the State Department.

Bs. As., 12/12/96

VISTO Decrees No. 1006 of 7 July 1995, 558 of 24 May 1996 and 660 of 24 June 1996 and proposed by the Minister of Health and Social Action; and


That the first of the above-mentioned decrees approved the structure of the MINISTERY OF HEALTH and SOCIAL ACTION.

That the new organizational structure proposed by the Minister of Health and Social Action is in line with the policies set by the National Executive for the reform and modernization of the State.

It has taken action the unity created by article 1 of Decree No. 558 of 24 May 1996.

That this measure is in exercise of the powers conferred by article 99, paragraph (1) of the National Constitution.




Article 1 el Replace article 20 of Decree No. 660/96 and replace its text with:

"Transfer to the Ministry of Health and Social Action:

. Secretariat for Health Policy and Sanitary Regulation by Secretariat for Health Policy and Regulation.

. The Undersecretary for Sanitary Regulation and Control at Undersecretary for Regulation and Control.

. Secretariat of Health Resources and Programs in Secretariat of Health Programs.

. The Undersecretariat for Prevention Programs at Undersecretariat for Community Care.

Art. 2o el Replace Annex I to Decree No. 660/96 in the relevant part of the MINISTERY OF HEALTH and SOCIAL ACTION, which shall be the following:



Art. 3o . Replace the name of the NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MICROBIOLOGY "Dr. Carlos G. MALBRAN" by the NATIONAL ADMINISTRATION OF LABORATORIES AND HEALTH INSTITUTES "Dr. Carlos G. MALBRAN", and replace that body in Annex III of Decree No. 660/96.

Art. 4o . Approved the organizational structure of the MINISTERY OF HEALTH and SOCIAL ACTION in accordance with the organigram, primary responsibility and actions and charges that, as Annexes Ia, Ib, Ic and Id, II and III, are an integral part of this Decree.

Art. 5o . Facultase by the term of NOVENTA (90) days to the Minister of Health and Social Action to designate on an interim basis and until the corresponding contests take place, to the staff who will be responsible for the addresses that are created or changed of denomination, through the organisational structure that is approved by the present.

Art. 6th . Destroy the Nros Decrees. 667 of 15 April 1991, 1667 of 23 August 1991 and 1006 of 7 July 1995.

Art. 7o . Communicate, publish, give to the National Directorate of the Official Register and archvese. . MENEM. . Jorge A. Rodriguez. . Alberto J. Mazza.




Annex Id


. Instituto Nacional de Servicios Sociales para Jubilados y Pensionados.

. National Health Insurance Administration.

. National Administration of Medicines, Food and Medical Technology.


Nacional National Administration of Laboratories and Institutes of Health "Dr. Carlos G. Malbrán".

. Centro Nacional de Reeducación Social.

. Instituto Nacional Central Unico Coordinador de Abla e Implante.

Nacional National Rehabilitation and Promotion Service for the Disabled.

". National Hospital "Baldomero Sommer".

". National Hospital "Prof. Alejandro Posadas".

". Colonia Nacional "Dr. Manuel A. Montes de Oca".

Annex II




1. Assist the Minister in operational and institutional management, in the development of health policies, in health planning and in technical-administrative coordination.

2. Understand in the regulation and control of health, in the registration of norms and in the preparation of ordered bodies of them.

3. Understand in relations with the system of social works and in everything that is not expressly delegated in this matter to other bodies.

4. Understanding relationships with prepaid medical entities.

5. Understand in technical cooperation, in binational health agreements, in relations with international health agencies, in the conduct of the activities of the Secretariat of the Federal Health Council and in the coordination of the Federal Health Delegations.

6. Direct and coordinate the development of legal, technical and administrative support activities within the jurisdiction.

7. Coordinate human resources policy, organization, administrative, computer and summary systems.



1. Understand the global health planning, carry out the management control of plans, programmes and projects that are implemented according to the plan, evaluating the results and social impact of the plans and providing technical support to the meetings of the Ministerial Cabinet.

2. Understand the updating of health statistics and available resource studies, supply, demand and need, as well as the diagnosis of the situation necessary for the strategic planning of the Health sector.

3. Coordinate actions for the development of institutional relations with agencies dependent on the legislative and executive branches of the national, provincial and municipal spheres, with public and private institutions and with non-governmental organizations of the Health sector.

4. Intervene in technical cooperation, in binational health agreements, in relations with international health agencies, in the conduct of the activities of the Secretariat of the Federal Health Council and in the coordination of the Federal Health Delegations.


Directorate of Statistics and Health Information

Primary responsibility:

Intervene in the implementation and development of national and local health statistics programmes and disseminate the results thereof.


1. Promote the development of national and provincial health statistics programmes.

2. Normise and develop procedures for the collection and processing of data produced at the jurisdictional level and consolidate it at the national level.

3. Process data from permanent records, special surveys and censuses.

4. Keep statistical data updated and the corresponding registration.

5. Promote and train national and provincial statistics staff at all levels.

6. To advise on the functioning of statistical systems at the central and jurisdictional levels.

7. Disseminate and publish updated health statistics at the national and international levels.

Planning and Evaluation Authority

Primary responsibility:

Intervene in the planning of health policies and the evaluation of their social impact.


1. Assist in planning, project management control and the social impact assessment achieved with them.

2. Keep an updated record of health needs at the national level.

3. Participate in the development of programmes and projects within the framework of global planning.

4. Coordinate with those responsible for the Ministry's Programs the monitoring systems and the provision of periodic information.

5. Intervene in the development of human resources for health, as well as teaching and research inherent in this purpose.

Directorate for Coordination and International Health Relations

Primary responsibility:

Understand international health relations, conventions and technical cooperation.


1. Provide technical support for relationships with international organizations linked to the health sector.

2. Register the Publications and Resolutions of International Health Agencies.

3. Keep up-to-date information related to the health aspects of concern for global ministerial management.

4. Monitor compliance with bilateral national conventions and vertical and horizontal technical cooperation developed or received by the Ministry.

5. Participate in the monitoring and technical evaluation of health projects with External Financing.

6. Coordinate activities between the Federal Health Delegations and the Ministry's programmes.



1. Develop standards and develop appropriate mechanisms for monitoring health resources in order to ensure the efficiency and quality of health systems and services.

2. Carry out health checks and checks related to infrastructure, equipment, appliances, drugs, medicines and food.

3. Understand the registration and control of the professional exercise and the care establishments.

4. Understand the control of the administrative and accounting aspects of the Social Works and the fulfilment of the legal obligations of the prepaid medical entities.

5. Normize, coordinate and monitor actions related to health in the border and transport area.

6. Normise and control activities related to medical examinations by National Civil Service agents.


National Health Control Directorate

Primary responsibility:

Fiscalize health resources and intervene in the corresponding standardization.


1. Supervising compliance with legal obligations by the Social Works and Prepaid Medicine Institutions.

2. Fiscalize the administrative and accounting aspects of the Social Works, as provided by the legislation in force.

3. Control the implementation of programmes and projects relating to health issues in border areas and transport terminals.

4. Norm the registration, cancellation, disqualification and rematricization of health professionals and those who engage in medical collaboration, monitoring their performance.

5. Categorize, enable, record and monitor health-related care, diagnostic, medical, equipment and materials, and transfer facilities.

6. Promote the development of standards for the evaluation, control and use of health equipment.

7. Keep up-to-date records related to professional exercise control and health establishments.

8. Fiscalize the activities related to the medical examinations of the agents of the National Civil Service.



1. Assist the Minister in the design of the budgetary policy of the jurisdiction.

2. Assist the executing units of the different programmatic categories, in the formulation and programming of the budget execution and in the modifications projected during the financial period.

3. Assisting the Executing Units of the different programmatic categories in obtaining human, economic, financial-technological and all other necessary inputs for the fulfilment of the objectives and goals of the jurisdiction.

4. Implement administrative coordination of the areas within the jurisdiction and of the dependent decentralized entities, as well as the planning of management activities.

5. Coordinate the implementation of human resources policy, organization, administrative and computer systems.

6. Instruct administrative sums.

7. Coordinate the dispatch, follow-up and archive of the administrative documentation by determining for each procedure the units of the jurisdiction with primary responsibility to understand in the respective subject.

8. Coordinate the legal service, intervene in all draft laws, decrees or resolutions that introduce or modify rules related to the substantive activity of the jurisdiction and supervise the actions of the legal services belonging to its decentralized agencies.


General Directorate of Legal Affairs

Primary responsibility:

To represent and advise legally the various areas of the Ministry of Health and Social Action.


1. To exercise the control of legality and legitimacy of administrative acts and to advise on the legal aspects permanently to the different areas of the Ministry.

2. To represent the National State in the trials in which the Ministry is a party as an actor or respondent and to attend to the activities arising from the submission of administrative remedies and complaints.

3. To respect, through its legal professionals, the legal advice of the commissions that are constituted when available for the superiority and in the preparatory procedures of any contract or agreement to be held by the different units of the jurisdiction.

General Directorate of Human Resources and Organization

Primary responsibility:

Understand the administration of staff policy and the application of rules governing staff in their administrative careers, training and development, labour relations and organizational planning and design, seeking to improve productivity and job satisfaction levels and quality in the provision of services under the jurisdiction.


1. Understand everything related to the administration of Jurisdiction staff.

2. Manage and update information systems related to the application of the tools of the organizational planning and human resources management system, and those related to the liquidation of assets to staff.

3. Lead the actions of analysis, planning and organizational design. Develop and propose the modifications of the relevant organizational structures.

4. Exercising technical jurisdictional coordination and updating of the system of re-learning and job development as well as processes, flows and work procedures, resulting in relevant modifications and simplifications.

5. To participate and technically assist in programmes to improve the quality of services and units under the jurisdiction.

6. Coordinate and technically assist the process of searching, selection and integration of staff and human resources training.

7. Coordinate and technically assist the performance appraisal process by assisting the relevant authorities and Evaluation Committees in fulfilling their responsibilities and in managing the results of the process.

8. Monitoring the status of staff advancement in the race regime and proposing relevant policies and measures.

Administrative Technical Directorate

Primary responsibility:

Address the accounting, economic, financial and property management of jurisdiction.


1. To undertake the study and preparation of the proposed budget for expenditures and investments of the jurisdiction and to lead budget execution.

2. Schedule and control administrative acts related to the economic, financial, property and contracting of jurisdiction.

3. Manage and operate income and income from funds and values, expenditure payments and receipt, custody and provision of valued species.

4. To conduct the management of goods and services required by the different sectors of the jurisdiction.

5. Monitor the provision of general and maintenance services.

Computer Management

Primary responsibility:

Coordinate, plan and monitor the implementation and development of computer systems in terms of requirements of equipment such as programs and utilitarians.


1. To advise the various levels of the Ministry in the various computer solutions, in accordance with their requirements.

2. Monitor the development of specific systems and programs in the different areas of the entity.

3. Assist the Computer Committee to ensure that the requirements of the Ministry ' s component sectors are reflected in a master plan for that purpose.

4. Defining policies, platforms and priorities in everything related to programs and equipment.

5. To advise on the processing of any acquisition, lease or incorporation, permanent or transitory of computer equipment required within the Ministry.

6. Establish a priority plan to be used in the development and implementation of applications that result from common use in the various areas of the Agency.

7. Participate in the organization of training and training courses, as well as other events related to computer topics.

Directorate of Sumarios

Primary responsibilities:

Understand the instruction of disciplinary and health-related administrative matters.


1. Conduct the instruction of administrative summaries within the Ministry.

2. Performing summarists for non-compliance with existing health legislation.

Office of Dispatch

Primary responsibility:

Understand the management of administrative documentation. Seize the office of the Minister and control compliance with the rules governing administrative procedures.


1. Analyse and propose deadlines and units of the jurisdiction with primary responsibility to understand the implementation of the proceedings in general.

2. Keep track of files and projects, monitoring compliance with administrative procedures, as well as established processing times and relevant amendments.

3. To effect the receipt, registration, drafting, processing, distribution and custody of the draft Laws, Decrees and Resolutions of the Ministerial Jurisdiction, controlling them from a formal point of view and formulating the relevant observations, with the intervention of the relevant areas.

4. Ensure the receipt and departure of administrative documentation from or addressed to other ministerial jurisdictions; receive and archive administrative documentation; provide views, notifications and all information for the correct attention of the user.

5. Numerate and issue authenticated copies of all resolutions and provisions issued by Mr. Minister and Mr. Secretaries and Assistant Secretaries of the area, filing their original.

6. Understand the collection and certification of the signatures of the officials of the jurisdiction.



1. Propose standards and programmes for the health care of the population, including the promotion and protection of health, disease prevention, assistance, recovery and rehabilitation of health.

2. Promote epidemiological research and health services and define the solution alternatives for the most significant pathologies in the country, responding rapidly and efficiently to any health emergency situation.

3. Supervising and coordinating the actions of decentralised healthcare, teaching and medical research agencies promoting hospital self-management and quality health care programs.

4. Develop national programmes on prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and reintegration in the field of drug abuse, with private cooperation.



1. Formulate, implement and control national priority programmes within specific policies on assistance and rehabilitation.

2. Program and coordinate actions related to the process of transforming the health care model in order to improve the efficiency of the health system.

3. Propose and conduct actions to guarantee the quality of medical care.


National Service Normality Directorate

Primary responsibility:

Propose health care standards and promote mechanisms to ensure the quality assurance and efficiency of health systems and services.


1. Propose rules for the organization and operation of decentralized health care agencies.

2. Coordinate and guide the activities that develop the areas of standardization and the programs of their competence.

3. Coordinate diagnostic, treatment, production, teaching and research activities in ministry-dependent agencies.

4. Promote research in health services and disseminate scientific information.

5. Propose the health care standards and programmes that are necessary against situations of serious health damage.



1. Formulate, implement and control national disease prevention and health education programmes within specific policies.

2. Program and coordinate actions aimed at improving the level and quality of the health of the population, through actions to promote and protect health and prevent the disease.

3. Develop the Epidemiological Surveillance System and coordinate immunization, zoonosis and vector control and basic sanitation programs.


National Directorate of Health Medicine

Primary responsibility:

Propose standards, programs and campaigns to promote and protect health and healthy lifestyles and epidemiological surveillance. Develop specific disease prevention campaigns based on health needs.


1. Contribute to the diagnosis of the state of health of the country and its basic needs, conducting the study of specific trends of its responsibility.

2. Propose and develop health programmes and projects based on the health needs identified in the area of their competence.

3. Normize, execute and evaluate activities for the control of non-communicable diseases and of pathologies that are detected as major causes of morbid-mortality and incapacity.

4. Normatize, execute and evaluate activities aimed at controlling communicable diseases, zoonosis, reservoirs and prevalent pathologies that are detected as main causes of morbidity and incapacity.

5. Coordinate areas of their competence and specific programs that indicate superiority in relation to the health situation of the population.

6. Promote the development of prevention and assistance standards for risk groups, pathologies and factors that cause them, which require specific programming and evaluation.

7. Promote the development of research studies in these areas to protect the health of the population.

8. Collect epidemiological data and health information in the area of your competence.

9. Promote the implementation of comprehensive health programmes and coordinate appropriate actions.

10. Programme, direct and coordinate national health promotion and protection campaigns.

11. Programme and direct national vaccination programmes and targeted immunization campaigns.

Directorate of Maternal and Child Health

Primary responsibility:

Understand aspects related to maternal and adolescent health.


1. Fiscalize the health situation of the mother, newborn, child and adolescent.

2. Promote the development of prevention, health protection and care standards for mothers, newborns, children and adolescents.

3. Promote the development of programmes to assist mothers, newborns, children and adolescents.

4. Develop indicators and assess the nutritional status of the mother, newborn, child and adolescent.

5. Promote and collaborate with the implementation of food supplementation plans.