LAW No. 9982 OF 14 JULY 2000
Regulates the provision of religious assistance in public and private hospital entities, as well as in civil and military prisons.
THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC, I do know that the National Congress decrees and I sanction the following Law:
Art. 1 To the religious of all faiths ensures access to hospitals in the public or private network, and the civil and military prison establishments, to give religious assistance to hospitalized since in agreement with these, or with family members in the event of patients who are no longer in possession of his mental faculties.
Sole paragraph. (Vetoed)
Art. 2nd Religious called to assist the entities defined in art. 1 shall, in their activities, to comply with legal regulations and internal regulations of each hospital or penal institution, in order not to jeopardize the patients' conditions or the safety of the hospital or prison setting.
Art. 3rd (vetoed)
Art. 4 ° The Government shall regulate this Law within ninety days.
Art. 5 ° This Law shall enter into force on the date of its publication.
Brasilia, July 14, 2000; 179 ° of Independence and 112th of the Republic.
Cardoso José Gregori
Geraldo da Cruz illness Quintão