Reform The Health Code.

Original Language Title: REFÓRMASE EL CÓDIGO DE SALUD.

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DECREE NO 318

THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE REPUBLIC OF EL SALVADOR,

CONSIDERING:

I.-That by Legislative Decree No. 955, dated May 11, 1988, published in Official Journal No. 86, Volume No. 299 of May 11, 1988, the

Health Code was issued, which develops the principles Constitutional issues related to Public Health and Social Assistance of the inhabitants of the Republic.

II.-That by Legislative Decree No. 2699, dated September 2, 1958, published in Official Journal No. 168, Volume No. 180, of September 10 of the same year; the Law of the Superior Council of Public Health and of the Boards was issued

Surveillance of the Health Professions, in which the organization and functioning of the Superior Council of Public Health and the legal bodies that will monitor the exercise of the related professionals in an immediate way is regulated

with the The health of the people, as provided for in Article 68 of the Constitution.

III. " sanctioning by Constitutional provision, it is conferred on the Boards of Surveillance and the Superior Council of Public Health, first and

second instance; it becomes necessary to create a processing office of denunciations, which will be an auxiliary dependency, which will expedite the decision by the sanctioning body, when news of an offence committed

and thus to comply with another of the Constitutional mandates such as that the Superior Council of Health monitor the exercise of the professions that relate in an immediate way to the health of the people.

POR TANTO,

in use of its 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 Quijada Solis, Juan Carlos Mendoza Portillo, Donato Eugenio Vaquerano

Rivas, Ricardo Humberto Contreras Henríquez and José Antonio Lara Herrera.

DECCRETA, the following:

HEALTH CODE REFORM

Art. 1.-Intercalase following article 17, article 17-A, as follows:

"Tramitator Office of Complaints"

" Art. 17-A.-Create a Complaint Office of Complaints as a dependency of the Superior Council of Public Health, with legal staff and a multidisciplinary team made up of Health Professionals. This Office will correspond:

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a) Receive corresponding complaints from patients, family members, representatives legal and health professionals in the public and private sectors including the Institute

El Salvador del Seguro Social; who consider that their rights have been violated in the reception or delivery of health services;

b) Review and to analyse the complaints, and to propose by reasoned opinion, to the respective Board of

c) To instruct the competent bodies, by collecting and assessing the evidence incorporated, by proposing to them, by means of a reasoned opinion,

have the necessary administrative procedures for the established or not the administrative responsibility

and the imposition of penalties where applicable; and,

d) Classify and ressave the files during processing and the fenuds, saving

due confidentiality of the information provided.

The Ministry of Finance will assign in the The CSSP budget, the necessary resources for the

operation of the Office. "

Art. 2.-This Decree will enter into force eight days after its publication in the Official Journal.

GIVEN IN THE BLUE HALL OF THE LEGISLATIVE PALACE: San Salvador, one of April of the year two thousand sixteen.

LORENA GUADALUPE PEÑA MENDOZA, PRESIDENT.

GUILLERMO ANTONIO GALLEGOS NAVARRETE, ANA VILMA ALMASEZ DE ESCOBAR, FIRST VICE PRESIDENT. SECOND VICE-PRESIDENT.

JOSÉ SERAFIN ORANTES RODRÍGUEZ, NORMAN NOEL QUIJANO GONZÁLEZ, THIRD VICE-PRESIDENT. FOURTH VICE-PRESIDENT.

SANTIAGO FLORES ALFARO, FIFTH VICE PRESIDENT.

GUILLERMO FRANCISCO MATA BENNETT, DAVID ERNESTO REYES MOLINA, FIRST SECRETARY. SECOND SECRETARY.

MARIO ALBERTO TENORIO GUERRERO, REYNALDO ANTONIO LÓPEZ CARDOZA, THIRD SECRETARY. FOURTH SECRETARY.

JACKELINE NOEMI RIVERA AVALOS, JORGE ALBERTO ESCOBAR BERNAL, FIFTH SECRETARY. SIXTH SECRETARY.

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ABILIO ORESTES RODRÍGUEZ MENJÍVAR, JOSÉ FRANCISCO MERINO LÓPEZ, SEVENTH SECRETARY. EIGHTH SECRETARY.

CASA PRESIDENTIAL: San Salvador, at the nineteenth day of the month of April of the year two thousand sixteen.

PUBESQUIESE,

Salvador Sánchez Cerén,

President of the Republic.

Elvia Violeta Menjívar Escalante,

Minister of Health.

D. O. N ° 72 Tomo N ° 411 Date: 20 April 2016

JQ/geg 12-05-2016

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