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1 Decree N ° 318 the Legislative Assembly of the Republic of EL SALVADOR, considering: I.-that by Legislative Decree N ° 955, date of May 11, 1988, published in the official journal N ° 86, Volume 11 no. 299 in May 1988, was issued the health code, which develops the constitutional principles relating to public health and welfare of the inhabitants of the Republic.
II.-that by Legislative Decree N ° 2699, date September 2, 1958, published in the official journal N ° 168, take N ° 180, 10 September of the same year; issued the law of the Superior Council of public health and the surveillance joints of the professions of health, which regulates the organisation and functioning of the Superior Council of public health and legal agencies that will monitor the exercise of the professionals in a way immediately with the health of the people, as established by article 68 of the Constitution.
III.-that the punitive power by constitutional provision, is conferred monitoring boards and the Superior Council of public health, at first and second instance; is returns necessary it creation of an office insurance of complaints, that will be a dependency auxiliary, which will expedite the decision by the body sanctioning, when is have news of an infringement committed and so meet another of them mandates constitutional as is that the Council top of health watch the exercise of them professions that is relate of a mode immediate with the health of the people.
Therefore, use of his constitutional powers and at the initiative of the deputies and deputies Norman Noel Quijano González, Guillermo Francisco Mata Bennett, Reynaldo Antonio López Cardoza, Manuel Orlando Cabrera Candray, Zoila Beatriz jaw Solis, Juan Carlos Mendoza Portillo, Eugenio Donato Vaquerano Rivas, Ricardo Humberto Contreras Henríquez and José Antonio Lara Herrera.
DECREES, as follows: reforms to the code of health article 1.-Insert following article 17, article 17-A, in the following manner: "Insurance complaints office" "article 17-A-create an Office insurance complaints as a dependency of the Superior Council of public health, with legal staff and a multidisciplinary team of health professionals." This office shall be: 2) receive relevant complaints from patients, family members, legal representatives and health professionals in the public and private including the Salvadoran Institute of the Social insurance; consider that it has violated your rights in the receipt or provision of health services;
(b) review and analyze reports, and propose by reasoned opinion, to the respective Board admission or not of the same;
(c) instruct sanctioning administrative procedures governing the competent bodies, collecting and assessing built-in tests, proposing to these, by reasoned opinion have by set or no administrative responsibility and sanctions where appropriate; (and, d) classify and protect them records during its processing and them fenecidos, keeping the due confidentiality of the information provided.
The Ministry of finance allocated in the budget of the CSSP, the resources necessary for the functioning of the Office."
Article 2.-this Decree shall enter into force eight days after its publication in the official journal.
GIVEN in the SALON blue of the Palace legislative: San Salvador, one of April of the year two thousand sixteen.
LORRAINE GUADALUPE PENA MENDOZA, PRESIDENT.
GUILLERMO ANTONIO GALLEGOS NAVARRETE, ANA VILMA ALBANEZ DE ESCOBAR, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT. SECOND VICE PRESIDENT.
JOSE SERAFIN RODRIGUEZ ORANTES, NORMAN NOEL QUIJANO GONZÁLEZ, THIRD VICE-PRESIDENT. FOURTH VICE PRESIDENT.
SANTIAGO FLORES ALFARO, FIFTH VICE PRESIDENT.
WILLIAM FRANCISCO MATA BENNETT, DAVID ERNESTO REYES MOLINA, FIRST SECRETARY. SECOND SECRETARY.
MARIO ALBERTO TENORIO GUERRERO, REYNALDO ANTONIO LOPEZ CARDOZA, THIRD SECRETARY. FOURTH SECRETARY.
JACKELINE NOEMI RIVERA AVALOS, JORGE ALBERTO ESCOBAR BERNAL, FIFTH SECRETARY. SIXTH SECRETARY.
3 ABILIO ORESTES MENJÍVAR RODRÍGUEZ, JOSÉ FRANCISCO MERINO LÓPEZ, SEVENTH SECRETARY. EIGHTH SECRETARY.
Presidential House: San Salvador, nineteen days after the month of April of the year two thousand and sixteen.
PUBLISHED, Salvador Sanchez Ceren, President of the Republic.
ELVIA Violeta Menjivar Escalante, Minister of health.
D. O. N ° 72 volume N ° 411 date: April 20, 2016 JQ/geg 12-05-2016 legislative index
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