Law No. 2015-12 03 July 2015

Original Language Title: Loi n° 2015-12 du 03 juillet 2015

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Act No. 2015-12 03 July 2015 law No. 2015-12 03 July 2015 amending Act No. 98-08 of March 02, 1998 on hospital reform.

The National Assembly adopted in its session of Monday, June 22, 2015, the President of the Republic enacts the law whose content follows: sole Article. -Articles 13, 14, 15, 18, 21, 24, 25 and 29 of Act No. 98-08 of March 02, 1998 on hospital reform are repealed and replaced by the following: 'Article 13. -The public health hospitals participate in initial and continuous training provided to the different professions of health including housing courses and by providing a framework.

Public health institutions are empowered, for all or part of their clinical and medico-technical services, to pass an agreement with public or private institutions of training, teaching and research in the health sciences, in a manner determined by law".

'Article 14. -University agreements between public health on the one hand institutions and public or private institutions of training, teaching and research in the health sciences on the other hand, specify particular rights and obligations of teachers involved in hospitals. "They shall determine the Organization of their functions, their responsibilities and their working conditions according to the terms of a framework agreement set by joint order of the Minister of health and the Minister responsible for higher education.

'Article 15. -It is created from teaching coordinating committees which sit representatives of public health institutions having signed an agreement with public or private institutions of training, teaching and research in the health sciences, representatives of these same institutions, representatives of the Ministry of higher education and representatives of the Minister responsible for health.

The composition, organization and operation of these hospitals coordinating committees are fixed by joint order of the Minister of health and the Minister responsible for higher education".

'Article 18. -The health card is to provide and encourage necessary developments in the provision of care to meet optimally the demand for health. It determines also as a whole, without distinguishing between the public sector and the private sector, structures and the equipment needed to support care, as well as their location.

The health card is established on the basis of demographic, epidemiological data and the progress of medical technology, after a quantitative and qualitative analysis of the existing care offer.

The health card is updated at least every five years. It is fixed by Decree.

'Article 21. -The operating authority is given in the light of the positive conclusions of a compliance visit whose terms are fixed by Decree of the Ministry of health. Permission is granted to a natural person or a legal person of private law. This permission cannot be transferred.

The authorized institution is subject to periodic checks of the activities of care, facilities and equipment. It is required to provide the elements needed for the national information health and social system.

In case of disability and anomaly found, the Minister of health may, by order duly justified, proceed to the suspension or withdrawal of authorisation granted '.

'Article 24. -It is hereby established a medical Commission of establishment (CME) in each hospital and a Consultative Commission of establishment (CEC) in non-hospital public health facility.
The Organization and the functioning of the commissions are fixed by Decree.

"Article 25. -It is set up in each hospital or non-hospital:-a technical Committee of establishment (CTE);
-a Committee for hygiene, safety and Working Conditions (CHSCT).

The Organization and operation of these committees are fixed by Decree.

'Article 29. -Services medical, surgical and medical public health institutions are placed under the responsibility of a doctor, a biologist, a dentist or a hospital pharmacist who takes the title of Chief of service.

appointment of Heads of medical, surgical and medical public health care services are fixed by Decree.

This Act will be enforced as law of the State.

Made in Dakar, 03 July 2015.

Macky SALL by the President of the Republic: Prime Minister Mahammed Boun Abdallah DIONNE