Celiac Disease. Law 26.588. Modification.

Original Language Title: Enfermedad Celíaca. Ley 26.588. Modificación.

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HEALTH public health public law 27196 disease celiac. Law 26.588. Modification. Sanctioned: October 07 of 2015 enacted in fact: November 12 of 2015 the Senate and Chamber of deputies of the nation Argentina gathered in Congress, etc. they attest to the force of law: article 1 - merge as article 4 ° bis to law 26.588 of celiac disease, the following: ' article 4 bis: institutions and establishments listed below should provide at least one choice of food or a menu free of gluten (without TACC) that complies with the conditions of manufacture and nutritional requirements per serving (, which certifies the implementing authority: to) the places intended for people in a situation of deprivation of liberty; (b) establishments health inpatient belonging to the public, private sector and social security; (c) the places of residence or temporary or permanent cohabitation that offer food; (d) canteens and kiosks of educational institutions; (e) air, land and water transport companies offering service of food on board. (f) restaurants and bars; (g) the kiosks and food terminals and transportation hostels dealers; (h) the premises of fast food; (i) those who determine the implementing authority in coordination with all jurisdictions in accordance with the availability of those already established in this article.'
Article 2 ° - replacements articles 1 °, 3 °, 4 °, 5 °, 6 °, 7 °, 8 °, 9 °, 11, 12 e interjections to), b), c), f) article 13, e incorporate is subsection g) article 13 of the Law 26.588, which will be drawn up of the following way: ' article 1: declare is interest national action medical research clinic and epidemiological, training professional in the detection early diagnosis and treatment of celiac disease, its dissemination and access to food and gluten-free medications.
Article 3: the enforcement authority must determine the amount of gluten wheat, oats, barley or rye (TACC) containing unit price foodstuffs and medicaments to be classified gluten-free or gluten content. In the measure that the technical of detection it allow the authority of application set it decrease gradual of the toxicity.
https://www.boletinoficial.gob.ar/pdf/linkQR/cWR1TGpKYkVxYnRycmZ0RFhoUThyQT09 article 4: food products and drugs that are marketed in the country, and which comply with the provisions of article 3 of this law, to be considered free of gluten, must be printed in its containers or wrappers and their labels and leaflets respectively, clearly visible way, "Gluten-free" legend and the symbol that establishes the enforcement authority. All drugs or pharmaceutical products included in the registration of pharmaceutical products that not do without the gluten as a member in its formula must substantiate its presence and quantify it by "unit dose" pharmaceuticals according to the provisions of article 3 of this law. Medicines that use ingredients that contain gluten should be included in a clearly visible the legend: "this medication contains gluten".
Article 5: the Ministry of health must keep a register of food products and drugs that are marketed in the country and that they comply with the provisions of article 3 of this law, which updated bimonthly-shaped and publish once a year, by means determined by the implementing authority.'
Article 6: the enforcement authority must promote the fulfilment of the conditions of good manufacturing practices for the preparation and control of foodstuffs and medicaments that are marketed in the country and that they comply with the provisions of article 3 of this law, coordinating actions with the laboratories of food and pharmaceutical products.'
Article 7 °: them producers e importers of of products food and of drugs intended to gluten-free must accredit for its marketing in the country the condition of "free of gluten", as it willing in the article 3 ° of the present law.
Article 8: producers, importers or any other physical or legal person who markets food products and medicines, according to the provisions of article 3, must spread it, advertise them or promote them accompanying advertising or broadcasting legend "Gluten-free" or 'this medication contains gluten' as appropriate. If the form of broadcasting, advertising or promotion it allow, the legend must be informed visual and loudly.
Article 9 °: them works social framed in them laws 23.660 and 23.661, it work social of the power Judicial of the nation, the address of helps Social for the Personal of the Congress of the nation, them entities of medicine prepaid and them entities that provide attention to the personal of them universities, as well as also all those agents that provide services medical care to their affiliates regardless of it figure legal that possess they must provide health care coverage to people with celiac disease, which includes the detection, diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of the same, including meals, premixes or other industrialized foods requiring to be certified as free of gluten, whose coverage will determine the authority of application, according to nutritional requirements and periodically updating the amount according to the price index to the official National Institute of statistics and censuses - INDEC - consumer.
Article 11: The Ministry of health, in coordination with the Ministry of science, technology and innovation https://www.boletinoficial.gob.ar/pdf/linkQR/cWR1TGpKYkVxYnRycmZ0RFhoUThyQT09 productive and the universities of the National University system must promote research on celiac disease, in order to improve methods for early detection, diagnosis and treatment of the disease. The Ministry of health, in coordination with the Ministry of education, should develop broadcast programs in the educational areas, in order to promote awareness of celiac disease and with competent national public bodies promote measures of incentive for access to food and gluten-free medications. In addition, the Ministry of health should promote and implement training activities of patients having celiac disease and their families in the self-production and suitable for consumption food processing.
Article 12: The Executive branch must adapt the provisions of the Argentinean alimentary code and the registration of pharmaceutical products of the ANMAT to provisions of this law within the period of ninety (90) days of their official publication.
Article 13: Will be considered violations of this law the following conduct: to) the printing of the legends "Gluten-free" or "this medication contains gluten" in containers or packaging of foodstuffs and medicines that do not comply with the provisions of article 3 of this law; (b) non-compliance with good practices of manufactures which are established for the preparation and control of foodstuffs and medicaments that are marketed in the country and that they comply with the provisions of article 3; (c) any form of distribution, advertising or promotion as "Gluten free", of foodstuffs and medicines that do not comply with the provisions of article 3; (f) the lack of supply of food or options menus gluten in accordance with the provisions of the article 4 bis-free; (g) the actions or omissions to any of the obligations laid down, committed in violation of this law and its regulations that are not mentioned in the preceding subparagraphs.'
Article 3 ° - communicate to the Executive branch.
GIVEN IN THE CHAMBER OF THE CONGRESO ARGENTINO, BUENOS AIRES, TO THE SEVEN DAYS OF THE MONTH OF OCTOBER IN THE YEAR TWO THOUSAND AND FIFTEEN.
-REGISTERED UNDER NO. 27196 - AMADO BOUDOU. -JULIAN A. DOMINGUEZ. -John H. Estrada. -Lucas Chedrese.

Date of publication: 18/11/2015 https://www.boletinoficial.gob.ar/pdf/linkQR/cWR1TGpKYkVxYnRycmZ0RFhoUThyQT09