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1 Decree No. 596 the Legislative Assembly of the Republic of EL SALVADOR, considering: I.-that the article 61 of the Constitution of the Republic, provides that higher education shall be governed by a special law and conditions that a social service should be paid.
II.-that article 67 of the Constitution establishes that public health services are essentially technical and health, hospitals, paramedical and hospital management careers are established.
III. Article 2 of the law on higher education, approved by Legislative Decree No. 468 of 14 October of 2004, published in the Official Journal No. 216, volume # 365 dated 19 November 2004, defines as one of its objectives, the shaping of competent professionals with a strong vocation for service and sound ethical principles; and article 5 of the same law defines academic degrees, which include Doctor's.
IV.-that article 13 of the same law, defines that to obtain the degree of Doctor of medicine, which does not require previously other academic degrees, the sum of value units that the candidate for the degree of Doctor should win, it may not be less than two hundred and twenty-four valuation units, with a curriculum of one duration of not less than seven years.
Therefore, use of his constitutional powers and at the initiative of MEPs: Enrique Alberto Luis Valdés Soto, Guillermo Antonio Gallegos Navarrete, José Francisco Merino López, Carlos Armando Reyes Ramos, Manuel Vicente Menjivar Esquivel, José Antonio Almendáriz Rivas, Manuel Orlando Cabrera Candray, Ricardo Humberto Contreras Henríquez, Roberto José d'Aubuisson Munguía, Douglas Leonardo Mejia Aviles, Fernando Gutiérrez Umanzor, Sigifredo Ochoa Pérez , Rodolfo Antonio Parker Soto, Mario Antonio Ponce Lopez, Manuel Rigoberto Soto Lazo, Mario Alberto Tenorio Guerrero, Ciro Alexis Zepeda Menjívar; with the accession of the deputies and members: Felix Ágreda Chachagua, Ana Vilma Albanez de Escobar, Luis Roberto Angulo Samayoa, Lucía de el Carmen Ayala de León, Eduardo Enrique Barrientos Zepeda, Marta Evelyn Batres Araujo, Abel heads Barrera, José Vidal Delgado Carrillo, Silvia Alejandrina Castro Figueroa, Ana Marina Castro Orellana, Adam Cortez, Carmen Elena Calderón Sol of Escalon, Elsa Dávila de Morales , Margarita Escobar, Julio César Fabian Perez, Carmen Elena Figueroa Rodriguez, Cesar Humberto Garcia Aguilera, Melvin David Gonzalez Bonilla, Gloria Elizabeth Gomez Salgado, big Jesus, José Wilfredo Guevara Diaz, Edilberto Hernandez Castillo, martyr Arnoldo Marin Villanueva, Mario Marroquin Mejia, Juan Carlos Mendoza Portillo, Heidy Carolina Mira Saravia, Rafael Ricardo Morán Tobar, Walter de Jesús Montejo Melgar, Francisco Eduardo Ortiz Amaya, Mariella penalty Pinto , Mercedes Portillo Manuel Dominguez, Sergio benign Portillo Portillo, Claudia Luz Ramírez García, Norma Carolina Ramírez, David Ernesto Reyes Molina, Lorenzo Rivas Echeverria, blonde Ronal Rivas Recinos, Wilver Alexander Rivera Monge, Marcos Francisco Salazar Umaña, Misael Serrano Chavez, Mario Eduardo Valiente Ortiz and Guadalupe Antonio Vázquez Martínez.
2 DECREES the following: reform to the law of education SUPERIOR article 1.-reforming the paragraph third from article 13 of the law on higher education, approved by Legislative Decree No. 468 of 14 October of 2004, published in Official Journal No. 216, volume # 365 dated 19 November 2004 in the following way : "Notwithstanding the preceding subparagraphs, you can access the degree of Doctor of medicine and Doctor of dentistry without having previously obtained other degrees; but in any case, the sum of value units, the candidate for the degree of Doctor should win, may not be less than two hundred and twenty-four valuation units, with a curriculum of one duration of not less than seven years, and have met, in the case of the doctorate in medicine, without exception, a year of rotating internship in El Salvador and a hospital school essential for their training, and their corresponding social year."
Article 2.-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, eighteen days after the month of December of the year two thousand thirteen.
OTHON SIGFRIDO REYES MORALES, PRESIDENT.
ENRIQUE ALBERTO LUIS VALDES SOTO, GUILLERMO ANTONIO GALLEGOS NAVARRETE, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT. SECOND VICE PRESIDENT.
DURAN JOSE FRANCISCO MERINO LÓPEZ, FRANCISCO ROBERTO LORENZANA, THIRD VICE PRESIDENT. FOURTH VICE PRESIDENT.
CARLOS ARMANDO REYES RAMOS, FIFTH VICE PRESIDENT.
LORRAINE GUADALUPE PENA MENDOZA, 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 January of the year two thousand fourteen.
3 published, Carlos Mauricio Funes Cartagena, President of the Republic.
Franzi Hasbun Barake, Minister of education AD-HONOREM.
D. OR. No 11 volume no. 402 date: January 20, 2014 SV/ielp 24-02-2014 legislative index
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