The Art Reformed. 131, Health Code.

Original Language Title: REFÓRMASE EL ART. 131, DEL CÓDIGO DE SALUD.

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DECREE NO 317

THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE REPUBLIC OF EL SALVADOR,

CONSIDERING:

I.-According to the Constitution of the Republic in Article 65, the health of the inhabitants is a public good and that it is the duty of the State and the people to preserve and restore it, and the State will determine the National Health Policies.

II.-That by Legislative Decree No. 955 dated March 28, 1988 and published in D. O. No. 86 Tomo 299, the Health Code was issued, with the aim of developing the Constitutional principles related to public health and social assistance of the inhabitants of the Republic.

III. Article 131 of that Law establishes the list of diseases which must be declared compulsorily and which have already elapsed to the date twenty-eight years from the entry into force of that Law, and due to the constant evolution of the Diseases, as is the case for vector-borne diseases such as Chikunkpáldo and Zika, we need to reform the Article 131 of the Health Code.

BY TANTO,

in use of its powers and at the initiative of the Diputadas and Diputado Guillermo Francisco Mata Bennett, Zoila Beatriz Quijada Solis, María Elizabeth Gómez Perla and Ana Victoria Mendoza de Zacarias.

DECRETA, the following:

HEALTH CODE REreform

Art. 1.-Join the list set out in Article 131, the following:

"Zika virus.

Chikunkestu."

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.

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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.

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

CASA PRESIDENTIAL: San Salvador, on the thirteenth day 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 ° 68 Took N ° 411 Date: 14 April 2016

FN/adar 06-05-2016

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