Law No. 23.753. Modification.

Original Language Title: Ley Nº 23.753. Modificación.

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PUBLIC HEALTH

Law 26,914

Law No 23,753. Amendment. Sanctioned: November 27, 2013 Enacted in Fact: December 17, 2013

The Senate and Chamber of Deputies of the Argentine Nation, meeting in Congress, etc., are sanctioned by law:

Article 1-Substitute Article 1 of Law 23,753, of Problematic and Prevention of Diabetes, by the following text:

Article 1 °-The Ministry of Health of the Nation will be the Authority of Application of this Law, which will have the necessary measures for the dissemination of the problem arising from the disease through the relevant areas. diabetic and its complications, according to the scientifically accepted knowledge, tending to the early recognition of it, its treatment and adequate control. It will carry its statistical control, provide scientific and technical collaboration to the health authorities throughout the country, in order to coordinate the planning of actions. It will guarantee the production, distribution and dispensing of medicines and diagnostic reagents for self-control to all patients with diabetes, in order to assure them access to appropriate therapy according to the knowledge approved scientific, technological and pharmacological, as well as its evolutionary control.

ARTICLE 2-Incorporate law 23,753 as article 5 ° the following text:

Article 5 °-The Application Authority of this law shall establish Provisions for the Provision of Medicinal Products and Insured, which shall be reviewed and updated at least every 2 years, in order to be able to include in the coverage the advances The present invention also relates to the use of pharmaceutical and pharmaceutical products, which are applied in the treatment of diabetes and promote an improvement in the quality of life of diabetic patients. The coverage of the drugs and diagnostic reagents for self-control of patients with diabetes, will be 100% (one hundred percent) and in the necessary quantities according to medical prescription. In order to obtain access to the provisions of the preceding paragraph, only the accreditation, by medical certification of a public health institution, of the condition of a diabetic patient shall be required. This certification will be made at the time of diagnosis and will remain in force while the patient reviews the character of chronic illness. The Application Authority may not extend the accreditation requirements for access to the coverage. The Application Authority shall carry out national disease awareness and awareness campaigns in order to achieve adequate knowledge in the society of this disease, which

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allow for greater social integration of patients. It will also have to articulate with local jurisdictions and educational institutions at all levels training programmes that allow students and teachers to have access to adequate knowledge of the problem.

ARTICLE 3-Incorporate law 23,753 as article 6 ° the following text:

Article 6 °-The Ministry of Health of the Nation shall carry out the first review and update within the 30 (thirty) days of sanctioned this law.

ARTICLE 4 °-The following text is incorporated into law 23,753 as follows:

Article 7 °-This law is of public order, with the Application Authority having to conclude the necessary agreements with the provincial jurisdictions and the City of Buenos Aires, in order to agree on the mechanisms of implementation of the established in the present.

ARTICLE 5 °-Commune to the national executive branch.

GIVEN IN THE SESSION HALL OF THE ARGENTINE CONGRESS, IN BUENOS AIRES, AT THE TWENTY-SEVEN DAYS OF THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER OF TWO THOUSAND THIRTEEN.

-REGISTERED UNDER NO 26,914-

BELOVED BOUDOU. -JULIAN A. DOMINGUEZ. -Gervasio Bozzano. -Maria C. Rodriguez.

Date of publication: 27/12/2013

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