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1 Decree N ° 752 the Legislative Assembly of the Republic of EL SALVADOR, considering: I.-that the Constitution establishes that a higher public health Council, will ensure that the health of the people, which will consist of equal numbers of representatives of the guilds: medical, dental, chemical pharmaceutical, veterinary, clinical laboratory, psychology, nursing and others at the level of Bachelor referred Council you have previously qualified to have its respective Board.
II. that by means of Legislative Decree N ° 955, date on April 28, 1988, published in the official journal N ° 86, Volume 11 no. 299 in May of the same year, the health code was issued.
III.-that the Health Code establishes that the Superior Council of public health will be composed of 23 members, formed in the following way: a President and a Secretary appointed by the organ Executive and three representatives elected from among its members for each of the unions that comprise it.
IV.-that will also be elected five representatives for each of the monitoring boards of each of the guilds, designated in considering I) of this Decree.
V that the mechanism of election of the representatives of the abovementioned Council and monitoring boards, is centralized, which prevents a true participatory democracy; so it is convenient to facilitate the access of professionals that are part of this, by issuing the following reform to the health code.
Therefore, use of his constitutional powers and at the initiative of the deputies Manuel Orlando Cabrera Candray and Ricardo Humberto Contreras Henríquez.
DECREES: following the article 10 of the code of health reform, issued by Legislative Decree 955, dated April 28, 1988, published in the official journal N ° 86, volume N ° 299 on May 11 of the same year.
Article 1.-Reformanse paragraphs 1o, 2o and 3o of Art. 10 of the health code in the following way: "the election of the representatives of each Guild, to integrate the Council and boards, shall be carried out by means of direct, equal, secret and personal ballot. This will be held simultaneously at the place and day at the announcement, in the departmental capitals of Santa Ana, San Salvador, San Vicente and San Miguel; day from eight o'clock to seventeen o'clock.
2. the call will be thirty days in advance, at least, the date for the election, by means of a notice to be published in the Gazette and in two newspapers with the largest circulation, which will also include: registration period of candidates, propaganda, involvement of trade unions and candidates in election monitoring and other aspects of procedure. Professionals which are solvents with the payment of the corresponding annuity and are therefore included in the register which will be printed and available for consultation on the website of the Council in the place and on the election day may exercise the vote. Voters will identify with your single document of identity or professional licence issued by the respective Board of surveillance.
The only outcome of the election will proceed the appeal before the Higher Council of public health, which must be exercised within three days following the publication of the results on the website of the Council, and this must resolve in the next session to that in which the resource is admitted."
AVAILABLE transitional article 2.-to facilitate the implementation of previous, to the article 10 of the code of health reform, contained in the present Decree, the period of the current members of the Superior Council of public health and surveillance of meetings, shall be extended in the following way: to) Councillors of the medical, dental, veterinarian and chemical pharmacist guilds; until December 31, 2014; and, b) members of boards of surveillance in nursing, clinical laboratory and psychology; until October 30, 2015.
Article 3.-this Decree shall enter into force eight days after its publication in the official journal.
GIVEN in the blue room of the Legislative Palace: San Salvador, 24 days of the month of July in the year two thousand fourteen.
OTHON SIGFRIDO REYES MORALES, PRESIDENT.
ENRIQUE ALBERTO LUIS VALDEZ SOTO, GUILLERMO ANTONIO GALLEGOS NAVARRETE, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT. SECOND VICE PRESIDENT.
JOSE FRANCISCO MERINO LÓPEZ, LORRAINE GUADALUPE PENA MENDOZA, THIRD VICE PRESIDENT. FOURTH VICE PRESIDENT.
CARLOS ARMANDO REYES RAMOS, FIFTH VICE PRESIDENT.
3 WILLIAM FRANCISCO MATA BENNETT, MANUEL VICENTE MENJIVAR ESQUIVEL, FIRST SECRETARY. SECOND SECRETARY.
SANDRA MARLENE SALGADO GARCÍA, JOSÉ RAFAEL MACHUCA ZELAYA, THIRD SECRETARY. FOURTH SECRETARY.
IRMA PALACIOS LOURDES VASQUEZ, ERNESTO ANTONIO ANGLE MILE, FIFTH SECRETARY. SIXTH SECRETARY.
FRANCISCO JOSE ZABLAH SAFIE, JOSE SERAFIN RODRIGUEZ ORANTES, SEVENTH SECRETARY. EIGHTH SECRETARY.
Presidential House: San Salvador, thirteen days of the month of August two thousand fourteen year.
PUBLISHED, Salvador Sanchez Ceren, President of the Republic.
ELVIA Violeta Menjivar Escalante, Minister of health.
D. OR. No. 149 Tomo No. 404 date: August 15, 2014.
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