Health-related Professionals

Parliament Resolution No. 92/2013. D.R. (Portuguese official gazette) No. 129, Series I of 2013-07-08

Parliament

Recommending the Government to lay down the rules governing the podologist, gerontologist and optometrist professions within 6 months.

Sistema SIM - Cidadão of the Ministry of Health

Order No. 8958/2013. D.R. (Portuguese official gazette) No. 130, Series II of 2013-07-09

Ministry of Health – Office of the Joint State Secretary for Health

Adopting the Regulation of the Sistema SIM-Cidadão of the Ministry of Health, designed to collect, process and monitor reports, complaints, suggestions and praises made by national, European and foreign citizens about units providing health care and the integrated services of the National Health Service (NHS).

Serviços Partilhados do Ministério da Saúde (Shared Services of the Ministry of Health)

Order No. 8959/2013. D.R. (Portuguese official gazette) No. 130, Series II of 2013-07-09

Ministry of Health – Office of the State Secretary for Health

Setting out provisions in connection with the Serviços Partilhados do Ministério da Saúde, E. P. E., relating to Public Procurement Contracts, which determine the conditions of supply of Therapeutic Wound Dressings.

Order No. 9309/2013. D.R. (Portuguese official gazette) No. 135, Series II of 2013-07-16

Ministry of Health – Office of the State Secretary for Health

Determining the electronic prescription for Respiratory Home Care (RHC) through the computer application made available by SPMS - Serviços Partilhados do Ministério da Saúde, E. P. E.

Prescription for Medicinal products

Portaria (Ordinance) No. 224-A/2013. D.R. (Portuguese official gazette) No. 130, Supplement, Series I of 2013-07-09

Ministry of Health

Amending for the first time Portaria No. 137-A/2012 of 11 May, laying down the legal framework governing the prescription of medicinal products, prescription templates and conditions for the supply of medicinal products and defining the obligation to inform users.

Order No. 8990-C/2013. D.R. (Portuguese official gazette) No. 130, 2nd Supplement, Series II of 2013-07-09

Ministry of Health – Office of the State Secretary for Health

Amending Order No. 15700/2012 (Prescription Templates).

Order No. 11254/2013. D.R. (Portuguese official gazette) No. 167, Series II of 2013-08-30

Ministry of Health - Office of the State Secretary for Health

Replacing the prescription templates approved under paragraphs a) to c) of No. 1 and annexes I to III of Order No. 15700/2012 of 30 November of the State Secretary for Health, published in the official gazette, Series II, No. 238 of 10 December until the expiry of the protective order for the suspension of provisions ordered by Lisbon’s Tribunal Administrativo do Círculo (Administrative Circuit Court).

Mobile Pharmacy Points

Resolution No. 1476/2013. D.R. (Portuguese official gazette) No. 136, Series II of 2013-07-17

Ministry of Health - INFARMED - Autoridade Nacional do Medicamento e Produtos de Saúde, I. P.

Licensing and requirements of the operation of mobile pharmacy points.

Algarve Hospital Centre

Council of Ministers of 18 July 2013

The Council of Ministers approved the classification of the Algarve Hospital Centre (Centro Hospitalar do Algarve, E.P.E.). This decision follows from the creation of a new body, arising from the merger of Centro Hospitalar do Barlavento Algarvio, E.P.E., with Hospital de Faro, E.P.E.

Moreover the Council of Ministers approved the appointment of the board of directors of Centro Hospitalar do Algarve, E.P.E., the new health organisation arising from the merger of Centro Hospitalar do Barlavento Algarvio, E.P.E., with Hospital de Faro, E.P.E..

Hospital Network of the NHS

Order No. 9495/2013. D.R. (Portuguese official gazette) No. 138, Series II of 2013-07-19

Ministry of Health – Office of the State Secretary for Health

Establishing the technical group in connection with the strategic and operational planning of the hospital network of the NHS.

Reimbursement

Decree-Law No. 103/2013. D.R. (Portuguese official gazette) No. 143, Series I of 2013-07-26

Ministry of Health

Amending for the third time Decree-Law No. 48-A/2010 of 13 May, which approved the general scheme of State reimbursement of the price of medicinal products, amending the approval procedure and the time period for setting reference prices.

National Network for Long Term Integrated Care

Order No. 9846-A/2013. D.R. (Portuguese official gazette) No. 142, Supplement, Series II of 2013-07-25

Ministries of Finance, of Health and of Solidarity and Social Security – Offices of the Joint State Secretary for Budget, of the Assistant Ministry of Health and of Solidarity and Social Security

Authorizing Regional Health Administrations and Social Security Institute to assume multiannual commitments in the context of programme contracts to be entered into with the bodies included in the National Network for Long Term Integrated Care.

Braga Hospital

Parliament Resolution No. 117/2013. D.R. (Portuguese official gazette) No. 145, Series I of 2013-07-30

Parliament

Recommending the Government to carry out a global inspection at the Braga Hospital.

Nursing

Portaria (Ordinance) No. 245/2013. D.R. (Portuguese official gazette) No. 149, Series I of 2013-08-05

Ministries of Finance and Health

Laying down the rules governing the composition, duties and functioning of the nursing direction of the health services and establishments included in the NHS.

Public Health

Portaria (Ordinance) No. 248/2013. D.R. (Portuguese official gazette) No. 149, Series I of 2013-08-05

Ministry of Health

Approving the rules on the mandatory notification of communicable diseases and other public health threats.

Protection of Animals Used for Scientific Purposes

Decree-Law No. 113/2013. D.R. (Portuguese official gazette) No. 151, Series I of 2013-08-07

Ministry of Agriculture, Sea, Environment and Spatial Planning

Transposing Directive No. 2010/63/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 September 2010, on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes.

Centro Hospitalar do Oeste

Decree-Law No. 116/2013. D.R. (Portuguese official gazette) No. 153, Series I of 2013-08-09

Ministry of Health

Transferring duties from Centro Hospitalar do Oeste to Centro Hospitalar de Leiria-Pombal, E.P.E., concerning the supply of health care to the citizens of the council of Nazaré and of the council of Alcobaça, with the exception of the citizens of the parishes of Alfeizeirão, Benedita and S. Martinho do Porto.

National Council for Oncology

Order No. 10488/2013. D.R. (Portuguese official gazette) No. 154, Series II of 2013-08-12

Ministry of Health – Office of the State Secretary Assistant to the Minister for Health

Appointing the members of the National Council for Oncology.

Financial Support Programme

Portaria (Ordinance) No. 258/2013. D.R. (Portuguese official gazette) No. 155, Series I of 2013-08-13

Ministry of Health

Adopting the Rules of the Financial Support Programme to be granted by the central services and the bodies of the Ministry of Health and by the regional health administrations to private nonprofit legal persons.

Coding System

Order No. 10537/2013. D.R. (Portuguese official gazette) No. 155, Series II of 2013-08-13

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

Administração Central do Sistema de Saúde, I.P. (ACSS, I.P.) is tasked to set up a project team in charge of the planning of the project to implement the ICD-10-CM/PCS code system in Portugal.

Conventions

Council of Ministers of 14 August 2013

Adopting the legal framework of conventions relating to the supply of health services to users of the NHS in connection with the national health care network.

National Health Service

Council of Ministers of 14 August 2013

Approving legislation that lays down forms of coordination between the Ministry of Health and the establishments and services of the NHS and private social solidarity institutions, establishing a more effective model for the sharing of responsibility between the various players.

Order No. 11253/2013. D.R. (Portuguese official gazette) No. 167, Series II of 2013-08-30

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

Determining the applications in respect of which all the bodies of the Ministry of Health and the institutions of the National Health Service should centrally acquire corrective and evolving maintenance for 2014, from SPMS, E.P.E

Medical Devices

Decree-Lei No. 121/2013. D.R. (Portuguese official gazette) No. 161, Series I of 2013-08-22

Ministry of Health

Laying down the legal framework of the prevention of injuries from cutting and piercing medical devices that are work equipment in the hospital and heal care services sector, transposing Council Directive 2010/32/EU of 10 May 2010.