Privatization of HPP Saúde

Order n.º 3330/2013. D.R. n.º 43, Series II of 2013-03-01

Ministry of Health – Minister’s office

Authorizes the relevant companies of the CGD Group to change its controlling relationship over HPP Saúde – Parcerias Cascais, S.A., due to the sale of the totality of the share capital of HPP Saúde – Parcerias Cascais, S.A. to AMIL International, S.a.r.l.

Integrated System of Reference and Management to the First Hospital Specialist Consultation

Ordinance n.º 95/2013. D.R. n.º 44, Series I of 2013-03-04

Ministry of Health

Approves the Regulation of the Integrated System of Reference and Management to the First Hospital Specialist Consultation on the entities of the National Health Service (NHS), revoking the Ordinance n.º 615/2008, of 11 of July.

Telemedicine Service

Order n.º 3571/2013. D.R. n.º 46, Series II of 2013-03-06

Ministry of Health - Office of the Secretary of State Assistant to the Minister of Health

Determines that the services and the facilities of the NHS must intensify the utilization of information technologies and communication so as to promote and guarantee the supply of telemedicine service to the users of HNS.

Public Procurement Contracts

Order n.º 3572/2013. D.R. n.º 46, Series II of 2013-03-06

Ministry of Health - Office of the Secretary of State for Health

Establishes conditions on the supply of medical services, as applied to Public Procurement Contracts (CPA) and within the scope of the Shared Services of the Ministry of Health, E.P.E. (SPMS, E.P.E.).

Continuing Integrated Care Network

Parliament’s Resolution n.º 18/2013. D.R. n.º 47, Series I of 2013-03-07

Parliament

Recommends to the Government the broadening of the continuing integrated care network as well as public investment in public unit of this network.

Quality in Health Care

Order n.º 3635/2013. D.R. n.º 47, Series II of 2013-03-07

Ministry of Health - Office of the Secretary of State Assistant to the Minister of Health

Establishes rules within the scope of the implementation of the National Strategy for Quality in Health Care in the institutions of the NHS.

Reimbursement

Order n.º 4005/2013. D.R. n.º 54, Series II of 2013-03-18

Ministries of Finance, Interior and Health

Establishes that payment of the reimbursement of the State in the purchase of medicinal products for beneficiaries of sub-systems of health, starting from 1 of April 2013, should be burdened by SNS.

Order n.º 4115/2013. D.R. n.º 56, Series II of 2013-03-20

Ministries of Finance, Interior and Health

Determines the reimbursement with pharmacies by the disease assistance systems of GNR and PSP, becoming now a burden of NHS.

Order n.º 4631/2013. D.R. n.º 65, Series II of 2013-04-03

Ministries of Finance and Health

Payment of the reimbursement of the State in the purchase of medicinal product provided to beneficiaries of ADSE.

Promotion of Medicinal Products

Order n.º 4138/2013. D.R. n.º 56, Series II of 2013-03-20

Ministry of Health - Office of the Secretary of State for Health

Provides definition on the interpretation of objects of negligible value for the practice of medicine or pharmacy, within the scope of activities of promotion and publicity of medicinal Products (article 158º of the Medicinal Products Act).

Prescription of Medicinal Products

Order n.º 4322/2013. D.R. n.º 59, Series II of 2013-03-25

Ministry of Health - Office of the Secretary of State for Health

Establishes the implementation process of the new system of prescription and electronic waiver of medicinal products, coordinated by the Shared Services of the Ministry of Health, EPE (SPMS), with the support of INFARMED, I.P. and developed jointly with the Central Administration of the Health System, I.P. (ACSS).

Medicinal Products Price

Ordinance n.º 135-B/2013. D.R. n.º 62, 2.º Supplement, Series I of 2013-03-28

Ministry of Health

First amendment to the Ordinance n.º 91/2013, of 28 of February, which establishes the countries of reference and the deadlines of annual revision of the price of medicinal products for 2013.

Order n.º 4927-A/2013. D.R. n.º 70, 2.º Supplement, Series II of 2013-04-10

Ministry of Health - Office of the Secretary of State for Health

Determines that INFARMED, I.P., ought to immediately reevaluate the maximum prices and the maximum limits of burdens that the hospitals of the NHS are authorized to acquire the medicinal products covered by the Decree-Law n.º 195/2006, of 3 of October.

Plant Protection Products

Law n.º 26/2013. D.R. n.º 71, Series I of 2013-04-11

Parliament

Regulates the activities of distribution, sale and application of plant protection products for professional use and its respective additives, and defines the procedure of monitoring the utilization of such products, implementing the European Directive n.º 2009/128/CE, of the European Parliament and Council, of 21 of October, which establishes a communitarian action on the sustainable utilization of pesticides, revoking the Law n.º 10/93, of 6 of April, and the Decree-Law n.º 173/2005, of 21 of October.

NHS’s Costs

Order n.º 5007/2013. D.R. n.º 72, Series II of 2013-04-12

Ministry of Health - Office of the Secretary of State for Health

Determines that the hospital facilities of the NHS should provide the information of incurred costs with all the health expenses incurred with a user, according to a price table of SNS, preferably through electronic means.

Order n.º 5456-B/2013. D.R. n.º 79, Supplement, Series II of 2013-04-23

Ministry of Health - Office of the Secretary of State for Health

Establishes the measures for the acquisition of medical devices by the services and facilities of the NHS, pursuant to a reduction of burden.

Smart Shops

Decree-Law n.º 54/2013. D.R. n.º 75, Series I of 2013-04-17

Ministry of Health

Defines the regime of prevention and protection against the publicity and sale of new psychoactive substances.

Ordinance n.º 154/2013. D.R. n.º 75, Series I of 2013-04-17

Ministry of Health

Approves the list of new psychoactive substances.