The First Amendment To The Statute Of The Order Of Nurses, Approved By Decree-Law No 104/98, Of 21 April

Original Language Title: Procede à primeira alteração ao Estatuto da Ordem dos Enfermeiros, aprovado pelo Decreto-Lei n.º 104/98, de 21 de Abril

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PRESIDENCY of the COUNCIL of MINISTERS draft law No. 268/X/4th 1 explanatory memorandum order of Nurses, while public professional association, was created by Decree-Law No 104/98 of 21 April, having the same diploma approved its status in order to promote and regulate the discipline of professional practice of nurses, in terms of ensuring compliance with the inherent ethical standards ensuring the pursuit of the public interest and the dignity of the Office of nursing. The recognition of the importance of nurses in professional and scientific community in the health system is now also embodied by the amendment of the staff regulations, by developments in 11 years however elapsed. Indeed, the changes in the health system and the education system, as well as their own changes in nursing activity, posing new challenges and requirements for the professional development of nurses, so change the status of the order of Nurses has proved suitable for new requirements, redefining the conditions of access to the profession. It is intended, therefore, ensure that the order of Nurses has the indispensable mechanisms for ensuring the exercise of the profession by who is owner of the necessary qualifications for an exercise in nursing quality. In particular, it is provided for a period of professional practice tutored for the award of the definitive title nurse and defined the specific framework for the award of the title of specialist. On the other hand, instrumental changes such as the composition and powers of the Board of nursing and the creation of technical committees to advise.

PRESIDENCY of the COUNCIL of MINISTERS draft law No. 268/X/4th 2 Finally, provide for transitional provisions in order to facilitate the change to the current admission system and allocation of securities professionals, safeguarding the possibility of choice to all students who are enrolled in degree courses in nursing, before the entry into force of this law. Was heard the order of Nurses. Must be heard the the Council of Rectors of the Portuguese universities and polytechnics Coordinating Council. So: under d) of paragraph 1 of article 197 of the Constitution, the Government presents to the Assembly of the Republic the following proposal of law: article 1 amendment to the Statute of the order of Nurses articles 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 20, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 34, 37, 40, 77, 93, 94, 98, 99 and 100 of the Statute of the order of Nurses approved by Decree-Law No 104/98, of 21 April, are replaced by the following: ' article 1 [...] 1-the order of Nurses, further abbreviated designated by order, is the public representative Association of nurses registered with academic and professional qualification legally required for the exercise of their profession. 2 - […].

PRESIDENCY of the COUNCIL of MINISTERS draft law No. 268/X/4th 3 article 2 [...] 1-[...]. 2 - […]: a) […]; b) […]; c) […]; d) section of the autonomous region of the Azores; e) regional section of the autonomous region of Madeira; 3 – [Repealed]. 4 - […]. 5-[Repealed]. Article 3 [...] 1-[...]. 2 - […]: a) […]; b) […]; c) […]; d) […]; e) regulate the conditions of registration of Nurses and re-entry of professional practice, in accordance with legally applicable;

PRESIDENCY of the COUNCIL of MINISTERS draft law No. 268/X/4th 4 f) Check the satisfaction of conditions of registration referred to in articles 6 and 7; g) Assign the professional title of nurses and nurse specialist with inherent issue ballot; h) make and keep updated register of all nurses; I) [previous subparagraph (g))]; j) [previous paragraph (h))]; l) [previous subparagraph (i))]; m) [previous (j))]; n) [previous (l))]; the) [previous subparagraph m)]; p) [previous (n))]; q) [previous article)]. 3 - […]. Article 6 [...] 1-[...]. 2-the inscription on the Order is done in the regional section or the candidate's professional domicile. 3-Can subscribe to order: a) the holders of Portuguese courses, which carry the date of completion, the license legally required for initial training in nursing;

PRESIDENCY of the COUNCIL of MINISTERS draft law No. 268/X/4th 5 b) holders of nursing degree or legal equivalent; c) holders of foreign nursing courses, who have obtained, pursuant to legal equivalence to a Portuguese nursing degree. 4-Can also subscribe in order: a) nationals of Member States of the European Union in accordance with the applicable standards; b) nationals of other States with whom Portugal has signed agreement, under the conditions laid down in law. 5-candidates who have not done their training in Portuguese education institution is required, in accordance with regulations, the subjection to a communication that aims to assess the capability of understanding and communication in Portuguese language, within the framework of the professional practice of nursing. 6-[previous No. 5]. 7-it is the responsibility of the regional governing councils accept or refuse to register as a member of the order, the candidates in the area of regional section. 8-Accept the inscription, is issued a provisional professional certificate signed by the Chairman. Article 7 [...] 1-the title of nurse recognizes scientific, technical and human competence for providing general nursing care to the individual, the family and the community in the three levels of prevention.

PRESIDENCY of the COUNCIL of MINISTERS draft law No. 268/X/4th 6 2-the title of nurse is assigned to the Member that proof of legal qualification in nursing, since checked the requirements set out in paragraphs 3 and 4 of the preceding article and subject to the conditions of the next article. 3-the title of nurse specialist recognizes scientific, technical and human competence to provide, in addition to general care, skilled nursing care in specific areas of nursing. 4-the title of nurse specialist is assigned to the holder of the title of nurse, after weighting of formative processes and skills certification in a clinical area of specialization. 5-the titles are assigned by order, pursuant to paragraphs 2 and 4, and registered professional ballot. Article 8 [...] 1-[...]. 2-the inscription as member takes place under the conditions laid down in articles 6 and 7, with the issue of professional final ballot. 3-[previous paragraph 4]. 4-[previous No. 5]. Article 9 [...] 1-[...]:) [...]; b) […];

PRESIDENCY of the COUNCIL of MINISTERS draft law No. 268/X/4th 7 c) [...]. 2 - […]: a) […]; b) […]; c) to members who have not attended or have not obtained exploitation in the evaluation referred to in article 7A. 3-the professional certificate is always returned to the order, by the holder, in the situations provided for in the preceding paragraphs. Article 12 [...] […]: a) […]; b) […]; c) […]; d) […]; e) […]; f) […]; g) […]; h) […]; i) […]; j) […]; l) […];

PRESIDENCY of the COUNCIL of MINISTERS draft law No. 268/X/4th 8 m) [...]; n) Approve new specialties, upon proposal of the Governing Board; the) [previous (n))]. Article 20 [...] 1-[...]:) [...]; b) […]; c) […]; d) […]; e) […]; f) […]; g) Assign the quality of corresponding member; h) […]; i) […]; j) Propose for approval to the General Assembly the creation of new specialties; l) [previous (j))]; m) [previous (l))]; n) [previous subparagraph m)]; the) [previous (n))];

PRESIDENCY of the COUNCIL of MINISTERS draft law No. 268/X/4th 9 p) [previous article)]; q) [previous (p))]; r) [previous subparagraph q)]; s) [previous) (r)]; t) [previous (s))]; u) [previous subparagraph t)]. 2 - […]. Article 27 [...] 1-the Supervisory Board consists of a President, a Vice-President and five vowels. 2-the President and the Vice-President of the Supervisory Board are elected by direct and universal suffrage, from among the members with at least five years as fishermen. 3-The vowels are, by extension, the Presidents of the regional tax advice. Article 28 [...] […]: a) […]; b) […]; c) […]; d) […];

PRESIDENCY of the COUNCIL of MINISTERS draft law No. 268/X/4th and 10) [...]; f) Participate, without the right to vote, in meetings of the Governing Board, whenever it deems convenient. Article 29 [...] 1-the Nursing Board is composed of a President and 10 vowels and is the professional body of the order. 2-the President and five vowels are elected by direct and universal suffrage, in a single list. 3-the remaining five vowels are, by extension, the Presidents of the regional boards of nursing. 4-the members of the Board of nursing must stop at least five years of professional practice. 5-the Chairman of the Board of nursing has to stop at least 10 years of professional exercise. 6-the members referred to in paragraph 4 if they are experts, have to be holders of different specialties. Article 30 [...] [...]: a) to define the criteria and the array of validation for the individualization of the specialties; b) to draw up the regulation for the recognition process of new specialties, to propose to the Governing Board;

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Draft law No. 268/X/4th 11 c) Recognize nursing specialties to propose to the Governing Board; d) draw up the regulation of individual certification of competencies to propose to the Governing Board; and the rules of attribution) drawing up of a nurse and a nurse specialist, to propose to the Governing Board; f) Set the standards of nursing care, to propose to the Governing Board; g) track the development of methods, tools and programs of continuous improvement of the quality of care, the national and international level; h) Cooperate with national or international entities in the field of quality; I) Follow the professional practice and promote and monitor the development of training in nursing; j) give an opinion on the training models, the creation and overall structure of the courses of nursing; l) Proceed to the definition of the criteria for determining the qualifications and training capacity of establishments and health services, as part of the professional practice of nursing; m) Encourage research in nursing, as a means of professional development; n) Promote the development of scientific and professional relations in the various fields of nursing, national and international level;

PRESIDENCY of the COUNCIL of MINISTERS draft law No. 268/X/4th 12) conduct studies and issue opinions on specific matters of nursing; p) Support the Governing Board and the courts in the affairs professionals in the field of general nursing care; q) draw up and approve its rules of procedure. Article 31 [...] 1-the Nursing Board works at the headquarters of the order and gathers convened by its President. 2-support the operation of the Nursing Board Certification Commission of skills, the quality of nursing care and the research and Development Committee. 3-the Nursing Board shall draw up the rules of the commissions. 4-in the first session of each term the Board of nursing shall designate, from among its elected members, who are part of each of the committees and, of these, the presiding. 5-the Nursing Board is advised by experts of recognized competence in the field of training, accreditation of individual certification of skills and research and development as well as in the framework of the quality of nursing care, integrating the same, the respective committees, in accordance with the regulation. 6-the experts referred to in the preceding paragraph shall be appointed by the Governing Board on a proposal from the Board of nursing.

PRESIDENCY of the COUNCIL of MINISTERS draft law No. 268/X/4th 13 7-specific technical areas the Nursing Board is assisted by the Presidents of the colleges of the specialties. Article 34 [...] 1-[...]. 2 - […]: a) […]; b) […]; c) […]; d) […]; e) […]; f) […]; g) decide on the acceptance and refusal to register as a member of the order; h) to promote the registration of members, send the ballots and proceed to its revalidation professionals; I) Ensure the conditions necessary for the implementation of the procedure for certification of competences; j) [previous paragraph (h))]; l) [previous subparagraph (i))]; m) [previous (j))]; n) [previous (l))];

PRESIDENCY of the COUNCIL of MINISTERS draft law No. 268/X/4th 14) [previous subparagraph m)]; p) [previous (n))]; q) [previous article)]; r) [previous (p))]. Article 37 composition and competence 1-regional Nursing Board consists of a Chairman and four other members, being elected in the single list, direct elections. 2-the members referred to in the previous paragraph, if they are experts, have to be holders of different specialties. 3-[previous No. 2]. a) promote the development and valuing scientific, technical, and professional culture of its members at regional level; b) to ensure the observance of quality standards of nursing care and the quality of the professional practice of nurses; c) Stimulate the implementation of systems for continuous improvement of the quality of professional practice of nurses; d) Accompany the professional practice in the area of their regional section; e) monitor the development of training and research in nursing in the area of regional section;

PRESIDENCY of the COUNCIL of MINISTERS draft law No. 268/X/4th 15 f) verify compliance with the requirements laid down in article 6 and 7 for the purposes of registration in the order, in the area of their regional section, in accordance with the respective regulations; g) Ensure the implementation of the individual skills certification process, in the area of their regional section, in accordance with the respective regulations; h) propose to the regional Governing Board for admission to the order, in the appropriate section; I) Assign the titles of nurses and nurse specialist. Article 39 [...] 1-[...]. 2 - […]. 3 - […]. 4 – [Repealed]. Article 40 [...] 1-[...]. 2 - […]. 3-where necessary carry out mid-term elections to any of the bodies of the order, its mandate shall not exceed the term of Office of the other organs.

PRESIDENCY of the COUNCIL of MINISTERS draft law No. 268/X/4th 16 article 77 [...] 1-[...]: a) freeder and marketing medical products or partner or company manager with this activity; b) Pharmacist, pharmacy technician or owner, partner or proprietary company manager of Pharmacy; c) Owner, partner or proprietary company manager of laboratory of clinical analyses, preparation of pharmaceuticals or technical and sanitary equipment; d) Owner, partner or company owner manager of the funeral home; e) […]. 2 - […]. 3 - […]. Article 93 [...] [...]: a) the percentage of the product registration or other fees, set at the General Assembly; b) the percentage of the amount of the monthly contributions of its members, set by the General Assembly;

PRESIDENCY of the COUNCIL of MINISTERS draft law No. 268/X/4th 17 c) the product of the editorial activity; d) proceeds from the supply of services and other activities; and) bequests, donations and subsidies; f) [previous subparagraph (g))]: g) [previous paragraph (h))]; h) [previous subparagraph (i))]. Article 94 regional sections Recipes Are recipes of the regional sections: a) the percentage of the product registration fees or other assigned to the respective regional section, set at the General Assembly; b) [previous (a))]; c) [previous subparagraph (b))]; d) [previous subparagraph (c))]; e) [Former subparagraph (d))]. Article 98 exercise Conditions of the members of the order 1-members of the executive bodies of the order who are employees are entitled, for the performance of their duties under the posts for which they were elected, the: PRESIDENCY of the COUNCIL of MINISTERS draft law No. 268/X/4th 18 a) unpaid leave, with the maximum duration of the mandate , to be allocated in accordance with the labour legislation applicable to each worker; (b)) a credit of hours corresponding to 24 working days per year, which can be used on half-day periods, that count, for all legal purposes, as actual service. 2-The non-executive members of the order have the right to 24 fouls justified, for all legal purposes as effective service, except for the remuneration or compensation. 3-the order communicates, by suitable and safe means, including e-mail, to employers of which depend on the members of its organs, the dates and the number of days that they need for the performance of their functions. 4-the communication provided for in the preceding paragraph is made at least five days, or, in case of extraordinary meetings or activities of the organs of the order as soon as they are called. Article 100 [...] 1-In all that is not provided for in these bylaws and the regulations drawn up by the Judicial Council, with regard to education and the processing of the disciplinary procedure, it follows, mutatis mutandis, the Disciplinary Status of workers performing Public Functions. 2 - […].»

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Article 2 Amendment to the Statute of the order of Nurses, approved by Decree-Law No 104/98, of 21 April Are added to articles 7A, 7-B and 31-the status of Nurses, approved by Decree-Law No 104/98, of 21 April, to be replaced by the following: ' Article 7a professional practice tutored 1-the practice of the nursing profession entails the initial frequency of a phase of professional practice tutored. 2-the period of professional practice tutored has initial duration not exceeding nine months from the date of placing in establishing health care provider whose reputation is recognized for this purpose. 3-after completion of the period of professional practice tutored, in case of verification of negative opinion, duly issued by clinical supervisor, there is room to final evaluation of exploitation on the part of a jury duly accredited by the order. 4-in cases where the assessment referred to in paragraph 1 confirm the negative opinion, the order maintains the transient nature of registration initially assigned, until the conclusion of new period of professional practice tutored, duration not exceeding six months, and without prejudice to the next paragraph. 5-If the person concerned does not attend the second period of professional practice tutored, or finish without recovery, registration is canceled. 6-the period of professional practice tutored is always paid in general terms.

PRESIDENCY of the COUNCIL of MINISTERS draft law No. 268/X/4th 20 7-procedures for clinical supervisors, designated by Order of nurses, the conditions of his intervention, the parameters for assessing the professional practice tutored as well as other regulatory aspects, are established by ministerial order to be issued by the Member of Government responsible for healthcare. Article 7-B Title of nurse specialist 1-the title of nurse specialist recognizes scientific, technical and human competence to provide, in addition to general care, skilled nursing care in the clinical area of your expertise and is assigned to the professionals who, already holders of the title of nurse, who possess the qualifications required and have one of the following qualifications: a) postgraduate courses that in terms of institution, diploma conferring competence for specialized care. b) have demonstrated, in the exercise of their functions, during time period appropriate to their clinical areas of expertise, proven technical qualification and professional experience. 2-In any of the cases referred to in the preceding paragraph, the allocation of title to the exercise of jurisdiction depends on specialty recognition, on the part of the order of the corresponding skills. 3-procedures and other conditions for recognition laid down in the preceding paragraph are defined by order of the Member of Government responsible for the area of health, heard the Ministry in charge of higher education.

PRESIDENCY of the COUNCIL of MINISTERS draft law No. 268/X/4th 21 4-curricula of graduate courses referred to in point (a)) of paragraph 1, as well as the legal instruments for their approval, lack of opinion. Article 31 the Colleges 1 specialties-the colleges of professional bodies are the specialties, formed by members who hold the professional title of their specialty. 2-each school elects a Bureau, with a President and two Secretaries, direct elections and in the single list, from among its members, with at least five years of professional practice. 3-the Presidents of the colleges of the specialties included in the research and Development Committee. 4-Are responsibilities of the colleges of the specialties: a) Promote the development of scientific and professional relations between members of the specialty; b) Elaborate studies on specific topics of specialty; c) Set the specific skills of specialty, to propose to the Governing Board; d) Develop training programmes in its specialty, to propose to the Governing Board; and specialized professional exercise) monitor; f) Set quality standards of nursing care expertise and ensure the observance of the same in professional practice;

PRESIDENCY of the COUNCIL of MINISTERS draft law No. 268/X/4th 22 g) draw up and approve its rules of procedure. 5-Are powers of the College's table: a) the work of the College Drive; b) Act on the deliberations of the College; c) issue opinions, in accordance with the provisions of the rules of procedure; d) support the Governing Board and judicial councils in the affairs professionals in the field of specialized nursing care; and preparing a biennial report) about the State of development of the specialty and recommendations. 6-the opinions on specific scientific and technical area are binding. ' Article 3 Standard set Are deleted paragraphs 3 and 5 of article 2, paragraph 4 of article 39 and article 99 of the Statute of the order of Nurses, approved by Decree-Law No 104/98, of 21 April. Article 4 transitional Standards 1-remain in force the titles of nurses and nurse specialist assigned under the previous regime. 2-nursing courses holders, whose formation has been completed before the entry into force of the amendments introduced by this law on the Statute of the order of Nurses by this law, and those who complete the course of Nursing Licensure until 31 December 2009, as well as all requiring his inscription on the PRESIDENCY of the COUNCIL of MINISTERS Order Proposal of law No. 268/X/4th of 23 Nurses until that date , are entitled to be awarded the title of nurse according to the constant regime in articles 6, 7 and 8 of the Statute in its original version. 3-the holders of qualifications set out in ministerial order No. 268/2002 of 13 March, whose formation has started before the entry into force of this law, as well as those with legally established courses before the entry into force of this Ordinance and who gave right to the title of specialist, are entitled to be awarded the title of nurse specialist , in the clinical area, for the purposes set out in paragraph 3 of article 7 of the Statute of the order of nurses in its original version. 4-students who are enrolled in the course of degree in nursing before the entry into force of the amendments introduced by this law statute of order of Nurses, has the right to choose:) Require that they be assigned the title of nurses under the constant articles 6, 7 and 8 of the Statute of the order of nurses in their original version , b) Requires that they be assigned the title of nurses under the constant articles 6, 7 and 8 of the Statute of the order of Nurses as amended by this Act. 5-the election of the Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Member of the Board of nursing and nursing regional councils, and the directions of the colleges, provided for in articles 27, 29 and 37 of the Statute of the order of Nurses, as amended by this Act, take place until 150 days after the publication of this law.

PRESIDENCY of the COUNCIL of MINISTERS draft law No. 268/X/24 6 4-regulations of the individual certification process skills, weight training processes, determining suitability and training capacity of establishments and health services and the allocation of professional qualifications of nurses and nurse specialist, are approved by the General Assembly, until 120 days after the inauguration of the Board of nursing and may the deadline be extended for an equal period. 7-the inscription as a member of the order and the allocation of professional qualifications of nurses and nurse specialist process in accordance with articles 6, 7 and 8 of the Statute in its original version for a period of 150 days after the adoption of the regulations referred to in the preceding paragraph, and may the deadline be extended for an equal period. 8-the Governing Board appoints a Commission made up of nurses from general care and of each of the specialties recognized by the order, the date of publication of this law, which proposes regional governing councils admission and the assignment of a nurse and a nurse specialist on time and terms provided for in article 7 of the Statute of the order of Nurses , as amended by this Act. 9-The internal regulations of the colleges are approved by the College, until 120 days after the swearing in of the table, and the deadline be extended for an equal period. Article 5 Courses obtained in Portuguese-speaking countries 1-During the period of one year following the entry into force of this law, can also be assigned the title of nurse in accordance with article 6 of the Statute of the order of Nurses, as amended by this Act, qualified professionals with nursing courses, non-top-level , concluded in Portuguese-speaking countries, by nationals of those countries or of Portuguese nationality provided that cumulatively, these courses: PRESIDENCY of the COUNCIL of MINISTERS draft law No. 268/X/4th 25



the) are officially recognized in the country in which it was taught, and give access to the pursuit of the activity of nurses; (b)) have been given in educational establishment recognized by the competent authorities of the respective country; (c)) have been completed successfully, until 31 December 1992; d) who possess the minimum duration of three years full time; and) Have a study plan study plans of the general nursing course approved in Portugal from 1965. 2-are necessary conditions for the award of the title of nurse verifying that the holders of the courses referred to in the preceding paragraph were integrated into the nursing career in Portugal to the start date of the period of the Statute of the order of Nurses approved by Decree-Law No 104/98, of 21 April, and the possession of a general educational level equivalent to an education with one of the following levels : minimum 10 a) years of schooling, for courses started until the academic year 1978/1979; b supplementary course) secondary school for courses started from the academic year 1979/1980; c) To 12 year of schooling for courses started from the academic year 1988/1989.

PRESIDENCY of the COUNCIL of MINISTERS draft law No. 268/X/4th 26 3-for the purposes of the preceding paragraphs, the person concerned shall lodge an application addressed to the Chairman of the order of Nurses, accompanied by the following documents: a) Diploma, letter, certificate or document legally equivalent, stating the date of completion of the course of nursing; b) syllabus of the course, with indication of the curricular units, total workload and by discipline, including theoretical, practical, theoretical-practical and clinical training; c) document issued in Portugal by the competent departments of the Ministry in charge of higher education, proof of the equivalence of general schooling possessed; d) photocopy of identity card or passport. 4-in the case of stakeholders who wish to apply for registration with the order and proving to be integrated into nursing career provided for in Decree-Law No. 437/91 of 8 November, not all documents referred to in the preceding paragraph, the order of Nurses evaluates, for the purpose of awarding the professional title of nurses, their experience taking into account stating the issue by the Governing Board of the Regional Health Administration of the exercise area of the activity, or by the management body of the hospital in which they are to serve. 5-In case of reasonable doubts, with regard to requirements referred to in the preceding paragraphs, can the order of Nurses, or directly through the Embassies of Portugal or consular services, the competent authorities of the respective countries.

PRESIDENCY of the COUNCIL of MINISTERS draft law No. 268/X/4th 27 Article 6 Republication is republished in annex, which is an integral part of this law, the Statute of the order of Nurses, approved by Decree-Law No 104/98, of 21 April, with the current wording. Article 7 entry into force this law enters into force on 1 January 2010.

Seen and approved by the Council of Ministers of 9 April 2009 Prime Minister the Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Minister Presidency, PRESIDENCY of the COUNCIL of MINISTERS draft law No. 268/X/4th 28 ANNEX STATUS of NURSES ' ORDER CHAPTER I General provisions article 1 Nature 1-the order of Nurses, further abbreviated designated by order, is the public representative Association of nurses registered with academic and professional qualification legally required for the exercise of their profession. 2-the order enjoys legal personality and is independent of the organs of the State, being free and autonomously within the framework of its mission. Article 2 Scope 1-the order carries out the tasks assigned to it in these bylaws in the territory of the Portuguese Republic, shall have its seat in Lisbon and is made up of regional sections. 2-regional sections referred to in the preceding paragraph are as follows: the North Regional section), with headquarters in Porto and area of action corresponding to the districts of Braga, Braganca, Porto, Viana do Castelo and Vila Real; (b) Regional Centre section), with headquarters in Coimbra and area of action corresponding to the districts of Aveiro, Castelo Branco, Coimbra, Guarda, Leiria and Viseu; c) section South Regional, with headquarters in Lisbon and area of action corresponding to the districts of Beja, Évora, Faro, Lisboa, Portalegre, Santarém and Setubal;

PRESIDENCY of the COUNCIL of MINISTERS draft law No. 268/X/4th 29 d) the regional section of the autonomous region of the Azores; e) regional section of the autonomous region of Madeira. 3-[Repealed]. 4-the order can create, where appropriate, delegations or other forms of representation in the national territory. 5-[Repealed]. Article 3 1 Assignments-the order has as its fundamental design to promote the defense of the quality of nursing care provided to the population, as well as the development, regulation and control of the practice of the nursing profession, ensuring compliance with the rules of ethics and professional ethics. 2-they are attributions of the order: a) to ensure the social function, dignity and prestige of the nursing profession, promoting the professional and scientific valorization of its members; b) Ensure compliance with the rules of professional ethics; c) Contribute, through the elaboration of studies and formulation of proposals to the development of health policy; d) Define the level of professional qualification of nurses and regulate the practice of the profession; e) regulate the conditions of registration of Nurses and re-entry of professional practice, in accordance with legally applicable; f) Check the satisfaction of conditions of registration referred to in articles 6 and 7;

PRESIDENCY of the COUNCIL of MINISTERS draft law No. 268/X/4th 30 g) Assign the professional title of nurses and nurse specialist with inherent issue ballot; h) make and keep updated register of all nurses; I) Protect the title and the nursing profession, promoting legal procedure against whom the use or exercise the profession illegally; j) Exercise disciplinary jurisdiction over the nurses; l) to promote solidarity among its members; m) foster the development of training and research in nursing, comment on the models of formation and the general structure of the courses of nursing; n) be heard in legislative processes that respect the pursuit of its mission; the) Provide scientific and technical collaboration requested by any national or foreign entity, public or private, where there is public interest; p) Promote the exchange of ideas, experiences and knowledge among its members and national counterparts or foreign bodies, engaged to the problems of health and nursing; q) Cooperate with class organizations representing nurses in matters of common interest, on its own initiative or on the initiative of those organizations. 3-it is up to the Order represent the nurses with the organs of sovereignty and collaborate with the State and other public entities in question matters relating to the carrying out of the attributions of the order, in particular in the actions aimed at the citizens ' access to health care and nursing care.

PRESIDENCY of the COUNCIL of MINISTERS draft law No. 268/X/4th 31 article 4 Cooperation 1-the order may cooperate with any domestic or foreign organizations, scientific, social or professional, aimed at the practice of the profession of nurse. 2-the order must promote and intensify cooperation at the international level, in the field of nursing science, in particular with scientific institutions of the Portuguese-speaking countries and countries of the European Union. Article 5 Badges to Order are entitled to use emblem, flag and stamps, model to be adopted by the General Assembly, on the proposal of the Governing Board. CHAPTER II, titles, article 6 1 Subscription members-the role of the professional title, its use and the practice of the profession of nurse depend on registration as member of the order. 2-the inscription on the Order is made on the regional section of the area of residence or professional domicile. 3-Can subscribe to order: a) the holders of Portuguese courses, which carry the date of completion, the license legally required for initial training in nursing; b) holders of nursing degree or legal equivalent;

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c) holders of foreign nursing courses, who have obtained, pursuant to legal equivalence to a Portuguese nursing degree. 4-Can also subscribe in order: a) nationals of Member States of the European Union in accordance with the applicable standards; b) nationals of other States with whom Portugal has established agreement, or is bound, under the conditions laid down in law. 5-candidates who have not done their training in Portuguese education institution is required, in accordance with regulations, the subjection to a communication that aims to assess the capability of understanding and communication in Portuguese language, within the framework of the professional practice of nursing. 6-the inscription on the Order can only be refused on grounds of lack of legal qualifications for the profession, or inhibition by court judgment which has become final, or incompatibility of functions. 7-it is the responsibility of the regional governing councils accept or refuse to register as a member of the order, the candidates in the area of regional section. 8-Accept the inscription, is issued a provisional professional certificate signed by the Chairman. Article 7 Titles 1-the title of nurse recognizes scientific, technical and human competence for providing general nursing care to the individual, the family and the community in the three levels of prevention.

PRESIDENCY of the COUNCIL of MINISTERS draft law No. 268/X/4th 33 2-the title of nurse is assigned to the Member that proof of legal qualification in nursing, since checked the requirements set out in paragraphs 3 and 4 of the preceding article and subject to the conditions of the next article. 3-the title of nurse specialist recognizes scientific, technical and human competence to provide, in addition to general care, skilled nursing care in specific areas of nursing. 4-the title of nurse specialist is assigned to the holder of the title of nurse, after weighting of formative processes and skills certification in a clinical area of specialization. 5-the titles are assigned by order, pursuant to paragraphs 2 and 4, and registered professional ballot. Article 7-the professional practice tutored 1-the practice of the nursing profession entails the initial frequency of a phase of professional practice tutored. 2-the period of professional practice tutored has initial duration not exceeding nine months from the date of placing in establishing health care provider whose reputation is recognized for this purpose. 3-after completion of the period of professional practice tutored, in case of verification of negative opinion, duly issued by clinical supervisor, there is room to final evaluation of exploitation on the part of a jury duly accredited by the order.

PRESIDENCY of the COUNCIL of MINISTERS draft law No. 268/X/4th 34 4-in cases where the assessment referred to in paragraph 1 confirm the negative opinion, the order maintains the transient nature of registration initially assigned, until the conclusion of new period of professional practice tutored, duration not exceeding six months, and without prejudice to the next paragraph. 5-If the person concerned does not attend the second period of professional practice tutored, or finish without recovery, registration is canceled. 6-the period of professional practice tutored is always paid in general terms. 7-procedures for clinical supervisors, designated by Order of nurses, the conditions of his intervention, the parameters for assessing the professional practice tutored as well as other regulatory aspects, are established by ministerial order to be issued by the Member of Government responsible for healthcare. Article 7-B Title of nurse specialist 1-the title of nurse specialist recognizes scientific, technical and human competence to provide, in addition to general care, skilled nursing care in the clinical area of your expertise and is assigned to the professionals who, already holders of the title of nurse, who possess the qualifications required and have one of the following qualifications: a) postgraduate courses that in terms of institution, diploma conferring competence for specialized care; b) have demonstrated, in the exercise of their functions, during time period appropriate to their clinical areas of expertise, proven technical qualification and professional experience. 2-In any of the cases referred to in the preceding paragraph, the allocation of title to the exercise of jurisdiction depends on specialty recognition, on the part of the order of the corresponding skills.

PRESIDENCY of the COUNCIL of MINISTERS draft law No. 268/X/4th 35 3-procedures and other conditions for recognition laid down in the preceding paragraph are defined by order of the Member of Government responsible for the area of health, heard the Ministry in charge of higher education. 4-The curricula of graduate courses referred to in point (a)) of paragraph 1, as well as the legal instruments for their approval, lack of opinion. Article 8 Members 1-the order has, honorary and corresponding members. 2-the register as a full member is laid down in article 6 and 7, with a professional certificate. 3-the quality of honorary member can be assigned to individuals or communities that, developing or has developed activities of recognized merit and public interest, have contributed to the dignity and prestige of the nursing profession and are considered worthy of such a distinction. 4-as corresponding members may be admitted to members of associations with foreign counterparts to give equal treatment to members of the order. Article 9 suspension and exclusion of members 1-registration is suspended and the corresponding exercise of rights: a) to members that request; (b)) to members who apply disciplinary penalties of suspension; c) to members that are incidental, incompatibility with the practice of the profession of nurse.

PRESIDENCY of the COUNCIL of MINISTERS draft law No. 268/X/36 2-4 is cancelled the registration: a) to members who request it for having left voluntarily for exercising professional activity; (b)) to members who have been punished by the disciplinary penalty of expulsion; c) to members who have not attended or have not obtained exploitation in the evaluation referred to in article 7A. 3-the professional certificate is always returned to the order, by the holder, in the situations provided for in the preceding paragraphs. CHAPTER III Organisation article 10 1-Bodies Are national bodies of the order: a) the General Assembly; (b)) the Governing Board; (c)) the Chairman; (d) the Judicial Council); e) the Audit Committee; f) the Nursing Board. 2-Are the regional order: a) The regional assemblies; (b) regional governing councils);

PRESIDENCY of the COUNCIL of MINISTERS draft law No. 268/X/4th 37 c) jurisdictional regional councils; d) The regional tax advice; and regional nursing councils). Section I, subsection I order national bodies the General Assembly article 11 Composition the General Assembly consists of all members with nurses registration in place in the order. Article 12 Jurisdiction: the General Assembly shall approve the plan of activities) and the budget submitted by the Governing Board; b) approve the annual report submitted by the Governing Board; c) deliberate on the proposals for amendment of the statutes; d) deciding on proposals of national bodies and to approve motions and recommendations of professional and associative nature; and) resolving on the amendment or termination of national or regional bodies;

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f) decide on the establishment of delegations or other forms of representation, after hearing the regional sections, in accordance with this Statute; g) fixing the value of quotas and of the fees for issue and renewal of the ballots; h) fix the percentage of the value of the contribution to be allocated to the regional sections; I) approving the regulations necessary for the attainment of the purposes of the order; j) appreciate the activity of the national bodies, approve motions and recommendations of professional and associative nature; l) to take a position on the practice of the profession, status and guarantees of nurses; m) give an opinion on issues of scientific, technical and professional nature; n) Approve new specialties, upon proposal of the Governing Board; the) decide on all matters which are not included in the specific skills of the remaining bodies of the order. Article 13 1 Operation-the General Assembly meets in ordinary session, compulsory up to 31 March each year, to exercise the powers provided for, inter alia, in (a)) and (b)) of paragraph 2 of the preceding article. 2-the General Assembly meets in ordinary session, compulsory until 30 May of the third year of the four year period, preferably in international day of nurses, in particular, to exercise the powers provided for in points (a) to (f)), g), (j)), l) and (m)) of paragraph 2 of the preceding article. 3-the General Assembly meets in extraordinary session when the best interests of the Order to advise on the initiative: a) The Chairman of the general meeting;

PRESIDENCY of the COUNCIL of MINISTERS draft law No. 268/X/4th 39 (b)) of the Governing Board; (c)) of the fiscal Council; d) Of 5% of nurses members, with entry into force and the full exercise of their rights. 4-at the meeting of the General Assembly referred to in paragraph 2 can join the honorary members and correspondents through their representatives, without the right to vote. Article 14 1 meeting Headquarters-the meetings of the General Assembly can take place in each one of the headquarters of the regional sections. 2-extraordinary meetings of the General Assembly held in Lisbon. Article 15 attendance and disclosure 1-the meetings of the General Assembly shall be convened by the Chairman of the Board, by means of advertisements published in two newspapers of national expansion, at least 30 days. 2-documents to enjoy in the House should be disclosed to the members at least 15 days. 3-convening extraordinary meetings should be made to one of the 15 days following the submission of the application and with the minimum antecedence of 48 hours on the date of its completion. 4-The convocation of the general meeting shall contain the agenda.

PRESIDENCY of the COUNCIL of MINISTERS draft law No. 268/X/4th 40 article 16 operation and validity of resolutions 1-the general meeting takes place on the day and time designated in the notice of meeting, when 5% of the members are present. In the absence of a quorum, takes place thirty minutes later, with any number of members. 2-the deliberations of the General Assembly are valid when they are respected the formalities of the convocation and lies about matters of their competence in the agenda. 3-amendment of the agenda by the Assembly can only take place when they are present at least 10% of the members of the order. 4-the deliberations of the Assembly on amendments to the Statute of the order shall be valid only when supported by four fifths of its members present at the meeting. 5-the general meeting convened in accordance with subparagraph (d)) of paragraph 3 of article 13 will take place only when at least two thirds of applicants are present. 6-dubious seekers are prevented from exercising the right to convene the General Assembly until the end of the mandate and not less than two years. Article 17 the General Meeting 1-the Board of the general meeting is composed of a President, a Vice-President and four secretaries. 2-the Chairman of the general meeting is elected in general terms. 3-the Vice President and Secretaries are the Presidents of regional assemblies.

PRESIDENCY of the COUNCIL of MINISTERS draft law No. 268/X/4th 41 4-Plays the Vice President the President of the regional Assembly in whose head the meeting. Article 18 competence of the members of the Bureau 1-competes to the President to convene the Assembly, in accordance with this Statute, and direct the meetings. 2-it is the Vice President to replace the President on his absences or impediments. 3-it is the responsibility of the Secretaries prepare the minutes, which shall be read and approved at the general meeting following, and assist the President in the acts necessary for the normal functioning of the Assembly. SUBSECTION II of the Governing Board article 19 1 Composition-the Governing Board is composed of the Chairman and 10 vowels, of which 5 are elected in general terms, with the remaining Presidents regional management councils. 2-in the first session of each four-year term, the Board shall appoint from among its members elected two Vice-Presidents, two Secretaries and a Treasurer. 3-the Chairman may, when it deems advisable, convene meetings of the Governing Board to the Presidents of the judicial, fiscal councils and nursing care, which will, in this case, the right to vote.

PRESIDENCY of the COUNCIL of MINISTERS draft law No. 268/X/4th 42 article 20 Jurisdiction 1-it is the Governing Board:) Drive order services at national level; b) set the position of the order before the organs of sovereignty and public administration in matters relating to their duties; c) issue opinions on draft legislation or regulations of interest to training for and the exercise of nursing and propose changes to understand convenient; d) an opinion, on its own initiative or at the request of the competent authorities, on the various matters relating to the practice of nursing, in particular on the Organization of services to occupy; and) Run the deliberations of the General Assembly; f) prepare and submit to the approval of the General Assembly, the business plan, the budget, the report and the annual accounts; g) Assign the quality of corresponding member; h) Promote the collection of revenue and authorise expenditure, accept donations and bequests made to order; I) develop the relations of the order with domestic or foreign institutions of a similar nature; j) Propose for approval to the General Assembly the creation of new specialties; l) Propose for approval to the General Assembly the value of quotas, taxes and other charges payable by the members of the order; m) prepare and keep updated the files of members of the order;

PRESIDENCY of the COUNCIL of MINISTERS draft law No. 268/X/4th 43 n) Administer the assets of the order; the) develop and propose, after hearing of the regional councils and judicial Board's opinion, the regulations necessary for the execution of these regulations and to the continuation of the tasks of the order, for approval by the General Assembly; p) draw up and approve its rules of procedure; q) Organise and do publish a periodic magazine as informative organ of the order; r) Promote the holding of congresses, conferences, seminars and other scientific activities aimed at the development of nursing, in collaboration with the regional governing councils, and may include other professional organizations; s) Designate nurses who, on behalf of the order, must integrate any or permanent committees; t) set up commissions for the execution of tasks or studies on topics of interest to the order; u) Exercise the other powers which the law or the Regulations confer. 2-the Governing Board may delegate some of its members in any of the powers referred to in the preceding paragraph. Article 21 1 Operation-the Governing Board ordinarily meets when convened by its Chairman at least once a month. 2-the Governing Board meets extraordinarily at the initiative of the President or the request, in writing, of a third of its members.

PRESIDENCY of the COUNCIL of MINISTERS draft law No. 268/X/4th 44 3-the President is obliged to proceed with the convening of the meeting where the majority of the vowels written request, indicating the subject you want to see covered. SUBSECTION III of the Chairman article 22 Chairman of Order 1-the Chairman is the President of the order and, by extension, President of the Governing Board. 2-the Chairman is elected in general terms. Article 23 1 Competence-the Chairman: a) represent the order in court and outside it, in particular before the organs of sovereignty; b) Drive the nationwide Order; c) preside over the Governing Board; d) Confer ownership to members elected to national bodies and enjoying their requests for depositions; and get current hours) the Governing Board; f) chairing the Scientific Committee of the journal of the order; g) Watch, wanting, at meetings of all collegiate bodies of the order, just having the right to vote in a President;

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h) appeal to the Judicial Council the deliberations of all organs of the order that it deems contrary to laws, regulations or order or interests of its members; I) Exercise any other powers which the law or the regulations you check. 2-the Chairman may delegate competence in any one of the Vice-Chairs of the Governing Board. SUBSECTION IV Judicial Council article 24 1 Composition-the Judicial Council is the Supreme Court order and consists of 1 President and 10 vowels. 2-the President and five vowels are elected by direct and universal suffrage, in a single list. 3-the remaining five vowels are, by extension, the Presidents of the courts of regional councils. 4-The vowels referred to in the preceding paragraph cannot perform their duties in the case of action brought in process in which have had intervention, either by the contested decision, whether taking otherwise position on issues raised in the appeal. Article 25 1-Jurisdiction for the Judicial Council: the) judge the appeals of the decisions of the various organs or of its members;

PRESIDENCY of the COUNCIL of MINISTERS draft law No. 268/X/46 b) 4th Issue final decision on disciplinary procedures; c) deliberate on the request of the members of the order of waiver of their posts and temporary suspension of its functions; d) decide on the loss of positions in the order; and) resolving on the replacement of its members; f) Establish enforcement procedure to nurses with shares in debt to the order; g) Exercise disciplinary authority in respect of all members of the order; h) Elaborating the opinions which are committed by the President of the Governing Board on the professional practice and conduct. 2-the Judicial Council shall be assisted by a legal counsel, appointed by the Governing Board. 3-the deliberations of the appeal for full sections of the Council. 4-the Council, fully functioning, fixing the issues that should be handled by the departments. 5-it is exclusive to the Judicial Council, in plenary:) replace the Chairman in the event of permanent impediment, to ratify in the General Assembly of the order, in the ordinary session following; b) Confer the title of honorary member to nurses who have left the exercise of nursing after they exercised for at least 25 years with considerable merit, by proposal of the Governing Board; c) judge the appeals of decisions of the Chambers;

PRESIDENCY of the COUNCIL of MINISTERS draft law No. 268/X/4th 47 d) proposals for the amendment of the code of ethics for presentation to the vote of the General Assembly; and develop and propose amendments) rules of discipline for submission to the approval of the General Assembly; f) draw up and approve its rules of procedure. Article 26-1 Operating the Judicial Council works at the headquarters of the order and meets when convened by its President. 2-in the first session of each term, the Judicial Council shall elect from among its members two Vice-Chairmen and four secretaries. 3-the Judicial Council meets in plenary session and Chambers, each consisting of five members. 4-the composition of the Chambers shall be fixed at the first session of each year. 5-the Judicial Council President presides at plenary sessions and the first section, with voting rights, and may also preside over, without the right to vote, in the second section, which is headed, in the absence of the President, by one of the Vice-Presidents. 6-Each section is a Secretary appointed by one of the Secretaries. 7-The deliberate validly when sections are present four fifths of its members. 8-the decisions are taken by majority vote, with the President of the casting vote.

PRESIDENCY of the COUNCIL of MINISTERS draft law No. 268/X/4th 48 SUBSECTION V fiscal Council article 27 1-Composition the Audit Committee consists of a President, a Vice-President and five vowels. 2-the President and the Vice-President of the Supervisory Board are elected by direct and universal suffrage, from among the members with at least five years as fishermen. 3-The vowels are, by extension, the Presidents of the regional tax advice. Article 28 Competence of the Supervisory Board: a) Enjoy quarterly national accounting of the order; b) issue an opinion on the report, accounts and annual budget drawn up by the Governing Board, to be presented to the General Assembly; c) submit proposals to the appropriate governing board to improve the financial situation of the order; d) inspect the minutes recorded in the meetings of the Governing Board; e) drafting and approving its own rules; f) Participate, without the right to vote, in meetings of the Governing Board, whenever it deems convenient.

PRESIDENCY of the COUNCIL of MINISTERS draft law No. 268/X/4th 49 SUBSECTION VI Nursing Board article 29 1 Composition-the Nursing Council is the professional body of the order. 2-the Nursing Board consists of a Chairman and ten vowels. 3-the President and five vowels are elected by direct and universal suffrage, in a single list. 4-the remaining five vowels are, by extension, the Presidents of the regional boards of nursing. 5-the members of the Board of nursing must stop at least five years of professional practice. 6-the Chairman of the Board of nursing has to stop at least 10 years of professional exercise. 7-the members referred to in paragraph 3, if they are experts, have to be holders of different specialties. Article 30 the Council of nursing Competence: a) to define the criteria and the array of validation for the individualization of the specialties; b) to draw up the regulation for the recognition process of new specialties to propose to the Governing Board; c) Recognize nursing specialties to propose to the Governing Board;

PRESIDENCY of the COUNCIL of MINISTERS draft law No. 268/X/50 d 4) draw up the regulations of individual certification of skills and training processes to propose to the Governing Board; and to draw up the rules of attribution) of professional titles, to propose to the Governing Board; f) Set the standards of nursing care, to propose to the Governing Board; g) track the development of methods, tools and programs of continuous improvement of the quality of care, the national and international level; h) Cooperate with national or international entities in the field of quality; I) encourage and monitor the development of training in nursing; j) give an opinion on the training models, the creation and overall structure of the courses of nursing; k) carry out the accreditation of postgraduate training in nursing, for professional purposes, l) Foster nursing research as a means of professional development; m) to promote the development of scientific and professional relations in the various fields of nursing, national and international level; n) conduct studies and issue opinions on specific matters of nursing; the) support the Governing Board and the courts in the affairs professionals in the field of general nursing care; p) draw up and approve its rules of procedure.

PRESIDENCY of the COUNCIL of MINISTERS draft law No. 268/X/4th 51 article 31 1-Operating the Nursing Board works at the headquarters of the order and gathers convened by its President. 2-support the operation of the Nursing Board Certification Commission of skills, the quality of nursing care and the research and Development Committee. 3-the Nursing Board shall draw up the rules of the commissions. 4-in the first session of each term the Board of nursing shall designate, from among its elected members, who are part of each of the committees and, of these, the presiding. 5-the Nursing Board is advised by experts of recognized competence in the field of training, accreditation of individual certification of skills and research and development as well as in the framework of the quality of nursing care, integrating the same, the respective committees, in accordance with the regulation. 6-the experts referred to in the preceding paragraph shall be appointed by the Governing Board on a proposal from the Board of nursing. 7-specific technical areas the Nursing Board is assisted by the Presidents of the colleges of the specialties. Article 31-1 specialties Colleges-colleges of the specialties are the professional bodies, constituted by members who hold the professional title of their specialty.

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2-each school elects a Bureau, with a President and two Secretaries, direct elections and in the single list, from among its members, with at least five years of professional practice. 3-the Presidents of the colleges of the specialties included in the research and Development Committee. 4-Are responsibilities of the colleges of the specialties: a) Promote the development of scientific and professional relations between members of the specialty; b) Elaborate studies on specific topics of specialty; c) Set the specific skills of specialty, to propose to the Governing Board; d) Develop training programmes in its specialty, to propose to the Governing Board; and specialized professional exercise) monitor; f) Set quality standards of nursing care expertise and ensure the observance of the same in professional practice; g) draw up and approve its rules of procedure. 5-Are powers of the College's table: a) the work of the College Drive; b) Act on the deliberations of the College; c) issue opinions, in accordance with the provisions of the rules of procedure; d) support the Governing Board and judicial councils in the affairs professionals in the field of specialized nursing care;

PRESIDENCY of the COUNCIL of MINISTERS draft law No. 268/X/4th and 53) to prepare a biennial report on the State of development of the specialty and recommendations-6-the opinions on specific scientific and technical area are binding. SECTION II regional bodies SUBSECTION (I) the regional Assembly article 33 composition and competence 1-regional Assembly consists of all members registered nurses in the regional section, with entry into force. 2-it is up to the regional Assembly: a) to approve the activities and budget plan submitted by the Governing Board; b) approve the annual report submitted by the Governing Board; c) deliberate on regional affairs; d) Appreciate the activities of regional bodies and adopt motions and recommendations of professional and associative nature of regional scope; and approve the regulations needed to) continuation of the competences of regional bodies; f) decide on all matters which are not included in the competencies of other regional bodies and to be submitted by the Governing Board.

PRESIDENCY of the COUNCIL of MINISTERS draft law No. 268/X/4th 54 article 34 1-Operating The regional assemblies shall meet ordinarily, once a year, until March 31, to the exercise of its powers provided for in the previous article, on the initiative of the President of the regional Assembly. 2-The regional assemblies meet extraordinarily when the best interests of the regional Order advise, on the initiative of the President of the regional Assembly, the President of the Governing Board, the regional Chairman of the Supervisory Board or when required in accordance with point (d)) of paragraph 3 of article 12 3-The regional assemblies are run by a Bureau consisting of a President and two Secretaries elected by direct suffrage by members enrolled in its regional section. 4-The regional assemblies can only deliberate validly on matters within its jurisdiction and that fit within the purposes of the order. 5-the deliberations of the regional assemblies have the nature of recommendations, not binding the order as a body of national scope. SUBSECTION II regional governing board article 35 composition and competence 1-the Governing Board of the regional sections is composed of a President, a Secretary, a Treasurer and two members, elected by direct suffrage, in the single list, for members with registration in force in the respective regional section.

PRESIDENCY of the COUNCIL of MINISTERS draft law No. 268/X/4th 55 2-it is the regional Governing Board: a) Promote the activities of the order at the regional level, in accordance with the general lines of action defined by the Governing Board; b) Represent the regional section; c) manage the activities of the regional section in accordance with this Statute and its regulations; d) Administer the assets and entrusted her financial and celebrate the legal transactions necessary for the exercise of its powers; e) prepare and submit for approval to the business plan and the budget for each year until 31 March of the current year; f) to submit to the approval of the annual report relating to the preceding calendar year to 31 March of the following; g) decide on the acceptance and refusal to register as a member of the order; h) to promote the registration of members, send the ballots and proceed to its revalidation professionals; I) Ensure the conditions necessary for the implementation of the procedure for certification of competences; j) Organising and directing the administrative services; l) Follow the professional practice in the area of their regional section; m) Promote disciplinary actions, through the regional judicial Council or the National Judicial Council; n) Send annually to the national governing board a report on the practice of nursing in their region; the) decide on all matters which are committed;

PRESIDENCY of the COUNCIL of MINISTERS draft law No. 268/X/4th 56 p) Cooperate with all regional and national agencies in the carrying out of the attributions of the order; q) ensure the dignity of nurses and ensure respect for their rights, freedoms and guarantees to regional level; r) ensure the quality of nursing services provided to the population and promote such measures as it considers relevant at regional level. SUBSECTION III regional judicial Council article 35 composition and competence 1-the regional judicial Council consists of three members with at least five years as fishermen, elected by direct suffrage, in the single list. 2-it is the regional judicial Council instruct the disciplinary procedures that respect the members of the order, with the exception of those which are within the competence of the Judicial Council. 3-Council regional court decisions appealable to the Judicial Council, in accordance with the disciplinary regulations. SUBSECTION IV fiscal Council article 36 regional composition and competence 1-regional tax councils are composed of three members with at least five years as fishermen, elected by direct suffrage, in the single list, being the first President.

PRESIDENCY of the COUNCIL of MINISTERS draft law No. 268/X/4th 57 2-it is up to the regional tax advice: a) Examine, at least quarterly, the financial management of the competence of regional governing councils; b) give an opinion on the annual report and on the draft budget, presented by the respective regional governing councils; c) to participate, without the right to vote, in meetings of their respective governing councils, where they consider it convenient; d) inspect the minutes recorded in the meetings of the Governing Board. SUBSECTION V regional Nursing Board article 37 composition and competence 1-regional Nursing Board consists of a Chairman and four other members, being elected in the single list, direct elections. 2-the members referred to in the previous paragraph, if they are experts, have to be holders of different specialties. 3-it is the regional Nursing Board: a) promote the development and valuing scientific, technical, and professional culture of its members at regional level; b) to ensure the observance of quality standards of nursing care and the quality of the professional practice of nurses; c) Stimulate the implementation of systems for continuous improvement of the quality of professional practice of nurses;

PRESIDENCY of the COUNCIL of MINISTERS draft law No. 268/X/4th 58 d) Accompany the professional practice in the area of their regional section; e) monitor the development of training and research in nursing in the area of regional section; f) verify compliance with the requirements laid down in article 6 and 7 for the purposes of registration in the order, in the area of their regional section, in accordance with the respective regulations; g) Ensure the implementation of the individual skills certification process, in the area of their regional section, in accordance with the respective regulations; h) propose to the regional Governing Board for admission to the order, in the appropriate section; I) Assign the titles of nurses and nurse specialist. SUBSECTION VI General provisions article 38 operation of regional bodies 1-the functioning of the regional governing board complies with regulation by he elaborated and approved by the regional General Assembly. 2-the operation of other regional obeys regulation drawn up by his own organs, with opinion of the regional Governing Board and approved by the regional General Assembly. 3-the opinion of the regional Governing Board referred to in the preceding paragraph is mandatory and non-binding. 4-in the absence of regulation, regional bodies apply the norms established for the national bodies, mutatis mutandis.

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5-The conflicts of competence of regional bodies, positive or negative, shall be subject to resolution of the Board or Tribunal. CHAPTER IV Election article 39 1-Elections are elections by direct and secret universal suffrage, exercised in person or by mail. 2-Are voters and can be elected to the organs of the order nurses members with registration in force, which are not in any situation of impediment. 3-Notwithstanding the preceding paragraph, may be elected to Chairman and members of the Judicial Council the nurses that have, respectively, at least 15 and 10 years of professional exercise. 4-[Repealed]. Article 40 1 Mandate-holders and members of the order are elected for terms of four years, beginning on January 1 and finish on December 31. 2-holders and members of the order may not be elected for more than two consecutive terms. 3-where necessary carry out mid-term elections to any of the bodies of the order, its mandate shall not exceed the term of Office of the other organs.

PRESIDENCY of the COUNCIL of MINISTERS draft law No. 268/X/4th 60 article 41 1-submission of applications applications for national and regional bodies are presented to the Presidents of the General Assembly tables and regional meetings, respectively. 2-the deadline for the submission of applications runs until 31 October of the last year of its mandate. 3-each nomination must be subscribed by at least 100 members, staff, to the national bodies, and 25, to the regional bodies. Article 42 election Date 1-elections to the organs of the order are held between December 1:15 the last year of the four-year term on the date that is designated by the President of the General Assembly, on the proposal of the President of the Governing Board, the Chairmen of governing councils ears. 2-elections for the national and regional bodies, simultaneously, on the same date. Article 43 electoral process 1-Organization the Organization of the electoral process it is up to the Board of the general meeting and at the tables of the regional assemblies, which must, in particular: (a) Convene the electoral assemblies); b) organize the electoral roll; (c) the Constitution of committees) promote supervision.

PRESIDENCY of the COUNCIL of MINISTERS draft law No. 268/X/4th 61 2-With the marking of the date of the elections, is designated by the Bureau of the General Assembly an Electoral Commission, composed of five members, representing each of the regional sections. 3-the President of the Electoral Commission is elected from among its members. 4-the Electoral Commission shall: a) Confirm the Organization of the electoral roll; b) enjoy the complaints about the electoral roll; c) verify the correctness of the applications; d) Decide the complaints about the electoral process; and) Decide the resources on the electoral process; f) Enjoy the Supervisory Committee reports. Article 44 electoral Assembly 1-the electoral Assembly works in polling stations, one in each regional section, assuming the tables of the functions of regional assemblies polling stations. 2-When appropriate, the Electoral Commission may establish other polling stations, fixing the composition of polling their by their respective indication tables of regional assemblies. 3-the convening of the electoral Assembly fixed the hours of operation of polling stations for a period of not less than 12 hours.

PRESIDENCY of the COUNCIL of MINISTERS draft law No. 268/X/4th 62 article 45 Audit Board 1-In each regional section consists of a Supervisory Committee, made up of the Chairperson of the respective regional Assembly, and one representative of each of the competing lists or tenderers, which will begin their duties on the day following the closing date for the submission of applications. 2-the representatives of competing lists must be specified with the submission of their applications. 3-the members of supervisory commissions cannot be candidates in elections or integrate the organs of the order. Article 46 responsibility of supervisory committees supervisory commissions shall be responsible: a) oversee the election; b) report any irregularities, to be delivered to the corresponding tables of the regional assemblies, and copy to the Electoral Commission. Article 47 1 election campaign-electioneering charges us comparticipará of every list in an amount equal to all of them. 2-The contributions are laid down by the Governing Board or national governing councils of the regions, as in the case of elections for national or regional bodies.

PRESIDENCY of the COUNCIL of MINISTERS draft law No. 268/X/4th 63 article 48 1-Resource Can be inferred the election complaint within five working days, on the grounds of irregularities, which must be presented to the Bureau of the regional Assembly. 2-the decision of the Board of appeal to the regional Assembly Election Commission. 3-complaints and appeals are resolved within five working days of the date of its presentation. Article 49 proclamation of results 1-there are no outstanding features, is made the proclamation of lists winners within 10 working days. 2-Are the winners lists that get the most votes. 3-The winning lists to the regional bodies are proclaimed by the respective tables of regional assemblies. 4-The winning lists to the national bodies are proclaimed by the General Assembly. Article 50 the elected members 1-the outgoing President of the General Assembly gives possession to elected members to the national bodies. 2-The outgoing Presidents of regional assemblies give possession to the elected members to the regional bodies.

PRESIDENCY of the COUNCIL of MINISTERS draft law No. 268/X/4th 64 article 51 Resignation as any member of the order may request the Chairman of the Board or Tribunal the waiver of the charge or the temporary suspension of the exercise of the corresponding functions for duly substantiated reasons, the period of suspension may not exceed six months. Article 52 1-Replacements In case of resignation or expiry of the term of Office on disciplinary grounds or by death, the President of a collegiate body of the order, its organ, the first regular meeting following the fact, shall elect from among its members a President and enters the first substitute the respective list. 2-in the case of resignation or expiry of the term of Office on disciplinary grounds or death, another Member of the collegiate body, he is replaced by first alternate member from the list. 3-in the cases provided for in the preceding paragraphs, the substitutes carry out duties until the expiry of the current mandate. Chapter V disciplinary action SECTION I General provisions article 53 1 disciplinary Responsibility-nurses are subject to the disciplinary jurisdiction of the order, in accordance with this Statute and its regulations.

PRESIDENCY of the COUNCIL of MINISTERS draft law No. 268/X/4th 65 2-disciplinary responsibility vis-à-vis the order coexists with any other provided for by law, and may, however, be determined the suspension of disciplinary action to the decision to make in another jurisdiction. 3-whenever the exercise of nursing practice resulting in violation of standards of ethical nature, is recognized to order the power to initiate investigation or disciplinary proceedings under this Statute. Article 54 disciplinary authority disciplinary authority is exercised by the Judicial Council. Article 55 disciplinary Offence 1-disciplinary offence Is any action or omission that violates, intentionally or negligently, the duties laid down in these regulations, the code of ethics or other legal provisions applicable to the practice of nursing. 2-any person, natural or legal, can inform the order of practice for nurses in it, of facts which may constitute disciplinary offence. Article 56 the disciplinary liability 1-disciplinary liability shall become statute-barred three years after the completion of the acts or omissions that constitute, unless before the period any place to any steps aimed at its establishment.

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2-the disciplinary responsibility prescribes too, and without prejudice to the established in the previous paragraph, if, having been presented to any organ of the participation Order or charges in order to nurse, is not triggered disciplinary procedure or of inquiry within four months. 3-the disciplinary responsibility if connected to criminal responsibility, prescribes within the period of the latter, when superiors. 4-the request for cancellation of the registration as a member of the order does not make disciplinary liability for infringements cease previously practiced. Article 57 1 Legitimacy-Has legitimacy to intervene in disciplinary procedure, in accordance with the following paragraph, who participate in acts which constitute disciplinary offence. 2-regardless of the previous paragraph, any person with a direct interest, in relation to the facts reported, may intervene in the procedure, requiring and claiming what is convenient. 3 – recipients of the organs of the order may require the initiation of disciplinary proceedings, regardless of participation. 4-the decision to establish a disciplinary procedure or not appeal to the Judicial Council. Article 58 secret Nature of the process 1-Until the notification of charges, the disciplinary process is secret. 2-the instructor may, however, authorize the appointment of the process by the person concerned or by the defendant, when there is no inconvenience to the statement.

PRESIDENCY of the COUNCIL of MINISTERS draft law No. 268/X/4th 67 3-the accused and any interested, if nurses, who do not respect the secret nature of the proceeding incur disciplinary liability. Article 59 disciplinary procedure DNF Dnf for disciplinary liability extinguished interested unless the fact that imputed affect the dignity and prestige of the order, or nurse accused of nursing, and this, in the latter case, request its continuation. SECTION II of article 60 disciplinary and accessory Penalties 1-disciplinary penalties are as follows: a) written Warning; b) written Censure; c) suspension of professional practice within five years; d) Expulsion. 2-ancillary penalties are as follows: the) loss of fees; b) Advertising.

PRESIDENCY of the COUNCIL of MINISTERS draft law No. 268/X/4th 68 3-accessory penalty of loss of fees consists of fees already received from the professional Act the subject of the offence punished or, if they have not yet been paid, the loss of the right to receive, and may only be applied cumulatively with the suspension penalty up to five years. 4-pen advertising consists in the posting of warning in health establishments, or publication in the media, national, regional or local level, of the penalty imposed. 5-the application of any of the penalties referred to in paragraph 1 (b)), c) and (d)) of paragraph 1 to a member of any body of the order implies the resignation from Office. Article 61 Graduate of feathers in the application of penalties must meet the professional and disciplinary backgrounds of the accused, the degree of fault, the consequences of the infringement and all other aggravating or mitigating circumstances. Article 62 penalties 1-Application the warning penalty applies to offences. 2-the penalty of censure is applicable to serious infringements the penalty other than suspension or expulsion. 3-the penalty of suspension is applicable to the following offences: a) disobeying the order determinations that correspond to the exercise of powers assigned by law bound;

PRESIDENCY of the COUNCIL of MINISTERS draft law No. 268/X/4th 69 b) violation of any duty enshrined in law or the code of ethics relating to the protection of life, health, welfare or dignity of people, that should not match higher sanction. 4-the conspiracy to cover up the illegal exercise of nursing is punished with suspension penalty not less than two years. 5-the penalty of expulsion is applicable:) When disciplinary offence has been committed which also constitutes crime punishable with imprisonment exceeding three years; b) when professional notorious incompetence, with danger to the health of individuals or the community; c) When it occurs or cover-up participation in violation of personality rights of patients. SECTION III of the statement of the disciplinary proceedings article 63 Jurisdiction 1-statement and the statement of the disciplinary procedure is within the competence of the Judicial Council of the regional section of the domicile of the defendant. 2-In statement must the instructor do the true material, remove obstacles to his regular and fast progress and refuse what is futile or dilatory, without prejudice to the right of defence and of the principle of the adversarial procedure. 3-the instructor can order realization of representations to the President of the regional Governing Board in whose area were charged the facts concerned.

PRESIDENCY of the COUNCIL of MINISTERS draft law No. 268/X/70 4-4 In the procedure are admissible statement all means of proof permitted in law. Article 64 the Term 1 statement-the statement may not exceed the period of two months. 2-after the instruction, the instructor proposes: a) order of prosecution; b) archiving Dispatch. 3-Must be proposed archiving dispatch: a) When sufficient evidence has been collected to have not checked the infringement, the defendant not having practiced or be legally inadmissible the procedure; b) When it has not been possible to obtain sufficient evidence of the offence or verification of who were the agents. 4-Upon reasoned opinion, the regional judicial Council sends the case to the Judicial Council. SECTION IV prosecution and defense article 65 1-charge dispatch Received the process, the Judicial Council must deliver order within eight days.

PRESIDENCY of the COUNCIL of MINISTERS draft law No. 268/X/4th 71 2-the order of prosecution must specify the identity of the defendant, the facts imputed to him, the circumstances in which they were committed, the legal and regulatory rules and the extenuating circumstances or aggravating already cleared. Article 66 notification of charge 1-notification of the indictment is done personally or by registered letter with acknowledgement of receipt, within eight days from the date of the respective forwarding. 2-the notification is made to the professional domicile of the defendant or his habitual residence, if you do not have registration in force. 3-in the case of absence partly uncertain, or abroad, the notification is made by notice to fix the professional domicile or habitual residence. Article 67 time limit for Defense 1-the deadline for the submission of the defence is 20 days. 2-If the defendant is served abroad or by public notice, the deadline for the defense is established between 30 and 60 days. Article 68 the exercise of the right of defence 1-the defendant may constitute attorney at any stage of the process, under the general terms of the law, which assists, wanting, their interrogation. 2-the defense should be presented to the Judicial Council's rapporteur, in writing, and expose concisely the facts and the reasons therefor. 3-With the defense, the defendant may present the witness list, up to three per each fact, gather documents and require any steps.

PRESIDENCY of the COUNCIL of MINISTERS draft law No. 268/X/4th 72 4-steps required can be refused, in a reasoned order by the instructor, when are manifestly unnecessary for the discharge or naughty truth. Article 69 1 Report-Received the defense, the instructor must inquire witnesses and gather other evidence offered by defendant within 20 days. 2-after the instruction, should the instructor prepare, within 30 days, the report on the evidence produced, that it can be concluded, if, for the presentation of his opinion. Article 70 Judicial Council decision 1-the report is submitted to the Council for decision, being drawn up and signed their judgment. 2-the penalties referred to in paragraphs 3, 4 and 5 of article 62 can only be applied upon resolution of the plenary to get unanimity. Article 71 of the decision Notification 1-final decisions are notified to the defendants and to the persons concerned in accordance with article 65 2-the decision to apply the penalty of suspension or expulsion is also notified the employer of the offender.

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Section V Implementation of article 72 Competence 1-the President of the regional Governing Board to implement all the decisions handed down in cases in which they accused nurses with professional domicile in the appropriate section. 2-the President of the regional court Council must ensure compliance with of the penalty applied. Article 73 disciplinary penalty Failure 1-When the defendant fails to comply with the sentence imposed, the President of the regional court Council suspends the registration of nurses punished, until their full implementation. 2-compliance with the penalty of suspension should commence on the day immediately before the date of their notification. 3-If at the date of the beginning of the suspension is suspended or cancelled the registration of the accused, the fulfillment of the sentence begins from the day that in which takes place the lifting of suspension of registration or reinstatement and even from the end of the previous penalty of suspension.



PRESIDENCY of the COUNCIL of MINISTERS draft law No. 268/X/4th 74 CHAPTER VI of professional ethics section I rights, duties and incompatibilities article 74 general provision all the nurses of the order members have the rights and duties resulting from this Statute and of the laws in force, in accordance with the following articles. Article 75 1-members ' Rights Are rights of members: a) Exercise their profession freely, without any kind of limitations except those under the code of ethics, the laws and regulation of the practice of nursing; b) to use the professional title has been assigned; c) participate in the activities of the order; d) Intervene in the general assemblies; and Consult the minutes of meetings); f) Require the convening of general meetings or regional; g) Elect and be elected to the organs of the order; h) use the services of the order.

PRESIDENCY of the COUNCIL of MINISTERS draft law No. 268/X/4th 75 2-are rights of members: a) to be heard in the elaboration and implementation of legislation relating to the profession; b) respect for their political convictions, religious, ideological and philosophical; c) enjoy working conditions that guarantee respect for the ethics of the profession and for the right to quality nursing care; d) conditions of access to training for updating and further training; e) conscientious objection; f) information about aspects related to clinical diagnosis, treatment and welfare of individuals, families and communities in your care; g) benefit from the editorial activity of the order; h) Claim and appeal of the decisions of the organs of the order contrary to the provisions of this Statute, regulations, and other applicable legislation; I) Participate in the life of the order, particularly in its working groups; j) Request the intervention of the order in defence of their rights and professional interests, to guarantee their dignity and quality of nursing services. 3-constitutes rights of honorary members and correspondents: a) participate in the activities of the order; b) Intervene, without the right to vote, in the General Assembly and regional assemblies. Article 76 1 General duties-the members are obliged to: PRESIDENCY of the COUNCIL of MINISTERS draft law No. 268/X/4th the 76) exercise the profession with the appropriate scientific and technical knowledge, with respect for life, human dignity and the health and well-being of the population, adopting all measures aimed at improving the quality of nursing care and services; b) comply and ensure compliance with legislation concerning the practice of the profession; c) compliance with international conventions and recommendations applicable to them and which were, respectively, ratified or adopted by the competent organs of sovereignty; d) exercise the positions to which they were elected or appointed and fulfill their respective mandates; e) Collaborate in all initiatives that are of interest and prestige to the profession; f) contribute to the dignity of the profession; g) Participate in the pursuit of the purposes of the order; h) fulfil the obligations arising from this Statute, of the code of conduct and other applicable law; I) Communicate the facts of which they are aware and can compromise the dignity of the profession or the health of individuals or are likely to violate the legal standards of the practice of the profession; j) report the loss of the professional card within five working days; l) Communicate the change of professional domicile and the new address within 30 working days; m) Pay the dues and rates in force. 2-The honorary members and correspondents are required to: a) comply with the provisions of the Statute and the regulations established by order;

PRESIDENCY of the COUNCIL of MINISTERS draft law No. 268/X/4th 77 b) Participate in the pursuit of the purposes of the order; c) contribute to the dignity of the order and of the profession; d) pay commissions and working groups of the collaboration that is requested. CHAPTER VI of professional ethics section I rights, duties and incompatibilities Incompatibilities article 77 1-the practice of the profession of nurse is incompatible with the holding of offices and the following activities: a) freeder and marketing medical products or partner or company manager with this activity; b) Pharmacist, pharmacy technician or owner, partner or proprietor, company manager of Pharmacy; c) Owner, partner or proprietor, company manager of laboratory of clinical analyses, preparation of pharmaceuticals or technical and sanitary equipment; d) Owner, partner or company owner, Manager of the funeral home; and any other law) are considered to be incompatible with the exercise of nursing.


PRESIDENCY of the COUNCIL of MINISTERS draft law No. 268/X/4th 78 2-members of the order that they are in a situation of incompatibility, in accordance with the provisions of the preceding paragraph, shall require the suspension of your registration within 30 days after the possession from his post. 3-not the facts communicated to the Order within 30 days, can the regional court Council propose the suspension of registration. SECTION II of the code of ethics of nurses article 78 general principles 1-nursing interventions are performed with the concern of defending the freedom and dignity of the human person and of the nurse. 2-Are universal values to be observed in the professional relationship: a) gender equality; (b)) the responsible freedom, with the ability to choose, taking into account the common good; c) truth and justice; d) the altruism and solidarity; and) the competence and professional development. 3-Are guiding principles of activities of nurses: a) the responsibility inherent in the role towards society; b) respect for human rights in the relationship with customers; c) excellence in exercise the profession in General and in relation to other professionals.

PRESIDENCY of the COUNCIL of MINISTERS draft law No. 268/X/4th 79 Article 79 of the deontological duty in general the nurse, when subscribing in order, assumes the duty of: a) meet the standards on professional ethics and the laws that govern the profession; b) take responsibility for the decisions it takes and for acts practiced or delegates; c) protect and defend the human person of practices that contradict the law, ethics or the common good, especially when needy of essential professional competency; d) solidarity with the community, especially in case of a crisis or disaster, acting always in accordance with its area of competence. Article 80 of the duty to the community nurse and is responsible to the community in health promotion and adequate response to the needs in nursing care, assumes the duty of: a) Meet the needs of the population and the community in which it is inserted; b) Participate in the orientation of the community in the search for solutions to the health problems detected; c) Collaborate with other professionals in programs that meet the needs of the community. Article 81 of human values the nurse, in your Office, observes the human values which govern individual and groups in that it integrates and assumes the duty of: PRESIDENCY of the COUNCIL of MINISTERS draft law No. 268/X/4th 80

the) take care of person without any discrimination economic, social, political, ethnic, ideological or religious; b) to safeguard the rights of children, protecting them from any form of abuse; c) to safeguard the rights of the elderly person, promoting their physical, mental and social independence and self-care, with the aim of improving their quality of life; d) to safeguard the rights of person with disabilities and collaborate actively in their social reintegration; and) refrain from judgments about the behavior of the person assisted and impose their own criteria and values within the consciousness and the philosophy of life; f) Respect and enforce policy options, cultural, religious and moral of the person and to create the conditions so that it can exercise, in these areas, their rights. Article 82 of the rights to life and to the quality of life the nurse, in respect of the person's right to life throughout the life cycle, assumes the duty of: a) Assign to the life of any person equal value by protecting and defending human life under all circumstances; b) respect the bio-psychosocial approach, cultural and spiritual integrity of the person; c) Participate in efforts to enhance the life and quality of life; d) Refuse participation in any form of torture, cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment.

PRESIDENCY of the COUNCIL of MINISTERS draft law No. 268/X/4th 81 Article 83 of law care nurse, in respect of the right to health care or disease, assumes the duty of: a) Co-responsible for the care of the individual in good time, so as not to be delays in the diagnosis of the disease and its treatment; b) guide the individual to another health professional is better placed to respond to the problem, when the application beyond its competence; c) respect and allow the individual the freedom of choice to be taken care of by another nurse, when such option is viable and not endanger their health; d) d) ensure continuity of care, recording faithfully the observations and interventions; and) remain in her job until he is replaced, when his absence interfere with continuity of care. Article 84 of the duty of information on respect for the right to self-determination, the nurse assumes the duty to Inform the individual: a) and in respect of family nursing care; b) Respect, defend and promote the right of the person to the informed consent; c) Meet with responsibility and care any request for information or explanation made by the individual in the field of nursing care; d) report on the resources that the person can access, as well as on the way to the get.

PRESIDENCY of the COUNCIL of MINISTERS draft law No. 268/X/82 Article 4 85 of the duty of confidentiality the nurse, obliged to keep professional secrecy about what he learns in the course of his business, assumes the duty of: a) Consider confidential all the information about the recipient of care and the family, whatever the source; (b)) Share the pertinent information only with those who are involved in therapeutic plan, using as criteria guiding the well-being, physical security, social and emotional of the individual and family, as well as their rights; c) Disclose confidential information about individual and family only in situations provided for in law and, for this purpose, ethics and legal advice; d) anonymity of the person where your case is used in situations of teaching, research or monitoring the quality of care. Article 86 of respect for intimacy in the light of the feelings of shame and interiority related to the individual, the nurse assumes the duty to: respect the intimacy of the person) and protect it from interference in their private lives and in their family; b) Safeguard always, in the exercise of their functions and in the supervision of tasks that delegates, privacy and intimacy.

PRESIDENCY of the COUNCIL of MINISTERS draft law No. 268/X/4th 83 article 87 the terminal patient nurse, to accompany the patient in different stages of terminal phase, assumes the duty of: a) defend and promote the right of the patient to choose the place and the people who wants to follow in the terminal phase of life; b) Respect and enforce the manifestations of loss expressed by the patient terminal, by the family or people close to him; c) Respect and enforce the body after death. Article 88 of the excellence of the exercise the nurse seeks, throughout the Act, professional excellence, assuming the duty of: a) regularly Examine work done and recognize potential failures that deserve change in attitude; b) Seek adequate standards of quality of care to the specific needs of the person; c) Keep the update of their continuous knowledge and competent use of the technologies, without forgetting the permanent and in-depth training in the human sciences; d) Ensure, by all means at its disposal, working conditions which make it possible to exercise the profession with dignity and autonomy, communicating, through competent tract, deficiencies that affect the quality of care;

PRESIDENCY of the COUNCIL of MINISTERS draft law No. 268/X/84 and 4) ensure the quality and continuity of care to delegate activities, assuming responsibility for them; f) refrain from exercising functions under the influence of substances that may produce disturbances of the physical or mental faculties. Article 89 of the humanization of care nurse, being responsible for the humanization of nursing care, assumes the duty of: a) Give, when providing care, attention to the person as a whole only, inserted in a family and in a community; b) help to create the environment conducive to the development of the potential of the person. Article 90 of the duties to the profession aware that its action affects across the profession, the nurse assumes the duty of: a) Keep in the performance of its activities, in all circumstances, a standard of personal conduct that dignify the profession; b) solidarity with the other members of the profession in order to the raising of the professional level; c) proceed with correction and urbanity, refraining from any personal criticism or derogatory allusion to colleagues or other professionals; d) refrain from receiving benefits or bonuses in addition to the remuneration to which are entitled;

PRESIDENCY of the COUNCIL of MINISTERS draft law No. 268/X/4th and 85) refuse participation in advertising activities of pharmaceutical products and sanitary-technical equipment. Article 91 of the duties to other professions as a member of the health team, the nurse assumes the duty of: a) Act responsibly in their area of competence and to recognize the specificity of other health professions, respecting the limits imposed by the area of competence of each; b) Working in coordination and complementarity with the other health professionals; c) Integrate the health team, in any service in which to work, collaborating with his own responsibility, in decisions about health promotion, disease prevention, treatment and recovery, promoting the quality of services. Article 92 Of conscientious objection 1-nurse, in exercising its right of conscientious objector, assumes the duty of: a) Proceed according to the internal regulations of the order governing the behaviour of the object, so as not to prejudice the rights of persons; b) Declare, in a timely manner, as a conscientious objector to be assured, at least, the care; c) respect the personal beliefs, philosophical, ideological or religious person and the other members of the health team.

PRESIDENCY of the COUNCIL of MINISTERS draft law No. 268/X/4th 86 2-nurse cannot suffer any personal or professional injury by exercising its right to conscientious objection. CHAPTER VII Income, expenses and funds of the order Article 93 order Recipes at national level Constitute revenue of the order, at the national level: a) the percentage of the product registration or other fees, set at the General Assembly; b) the percentage of the amount of the monthly contributions of its members, set by the General Assembly; c) the product of the editorial activity; d) proceeds from the supply of services and other activities; and) bequests, donations and subsidies; f) income from goods that you are engaged; g) interest on deposit accounts; h) Any other income as may be assigned by law. Article 94 regional sections Recipes Are recipes of the regional sections: a) the percentage of the product registration fees or other assigned to the respective regional Section, set at the General Assembly;

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b) the percentage of the amount of the monthly contributions of members enrolled in its regional section, set at the General Assembly; c) the product of the regional activities carried out by the respective services; d) the income of the movable and immovable property of the order pertaining to the regional section; and any other revenues) are assigned by law or by resolution of the General Assembly. Article 95 order Costs Are costs of the Order of installation, maintenance, personnel, and all other necessary for the pursuit of its mission. Article 96 1 reserve fund Constitution consists of a reserve fund, represented in money, corresponding to 20% of annual balance of accounts. 2-the reserve fund is intended to cover expenses. Article 97 closure of the accounts the accounts of the order are terminated on 31 December of each year.



PRESIDENCY of the COUNCIL of MINISTERS draft law No. 268/X/4th 88 CHAPTER VIII final provisions article 98 exercise Conditions of the members of the order 1-members of the executive bodies of the order who are employees are entitled, for the performance of their duties under the posts for which they were elected, the: a) unpaid leave , with the maximum duration of their mandate, to be allocated in accordance with the labour legislation applicable to each worker; (b)) a credit of hours corresponding to 24 working days per year, which can be used on half-day periods, that count, for all legal purposes, as actual service. 2-The non-executive members of the order have the right to 24 fouls justified, for all legal purposes as effective service, except for the remuneration or compensation. 3-the order communicates, by suitable and safe means, including e-mail, to employers of which depend on the members of its organs, the dates and the number of days that they need for the performance of their functions. 4-the communication provided for in the preceding paragraph is made at least five days, or, in case of extraordinary meetings or activities of the organs of the order as soon as they are called.



PRESIDENCY of the COUNCIL of MINISTERS draft law No. 268/X/4th 89 Article 99 [Repealed] article 100 supplementary law 1-In all that is not provided for in these bylaws and the regulations drawn up by the Judicial Council, with regard to education and the processing of the disciplinary procedure, it follows, mutatis mutandis, the Disciplinary Status of workers performing public functions. 2-the counting of time limits is made in accordance with the procedure established in the code of administrative procedure.