Autonomous Units of Clinical Production

Order no. º 5882/2013. D. R. 87, Series of II 2013-05-07

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

Constitutes a working group with the purpose of analyzing the conditions for the incorporation and implementation of autonomous units of clinical products in NHS hospitals.

The coordinator of the group should submit a proposal within three months.

Supply of Medicinal Products by NHS services

Council of Ministers on 2013-05-09

The Council of Ministers amended the law that establishes the conditions and requirements for the hospitals and services and service providers of health care to supply medicinal products to treat post-operative situations of outpatient surgery.

Geographic Information System for Health Planning

Order no. º 6250/2013. D. R. n. º 92, Series II 05/14/2013

Ministry of Health - Office of the Minister

Creates a Working Group to develop a proposal for the development and implementation of Geographic Information System Planning for Health.

Research Fellow Statute

Council of Ministers of 16 May

The Council of Ministers approved the amendment of the Statute of the Research Fellow, in order to adjust the possibility of providing limited, teaching services by research fellows.

Hospital of Espírito Santo de Évora

Council of Ministers of 16 May

The Government has approved the appointment of the members of the board of the Hospital Espírito Santo de Évora, EPE, composed of four elements, for a term of three years, renewable.

Center for Medical Genetics Jacinto Magalhães

Decree-Law n. º 68/2013. D. R. 95, Series I of 2013-05-17

Ministry of Health

Transfer of competences from the National Institute of Health Dr. Ricardo Jorge, IP, conducted by the Center for Medical Genetics Jacinto Magalhães, from that entity to the Hospital Centre of Porto, EPE.

Algarve Hospital Centre

Decree-Law n. º 69/2013. D. R. 95, Series I of 2013-05-17

Ministry of Health

Incorporates the Algarve Hospital Center, my merger of the Hospital Center in the Western Algarve, EPE, and the Hospital of Faro, EPE.

Animal protection for scientific purposes

Council of Ministers of 23 May

The Council of Ministers approved a decree that transposes a Community directive on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes.

West Hospital Center

Council of Ministers of 23 May

The Government approved the terms of the transfer of powers of Center West Hospital Center to the Leiria Pombal Hospital Center, EPE, concerning the provision of health care to the population of the municipality of Nazareth and the population of the municipality of Alcobaça with the exception of the populations of the parishes of Alfeizerao, Benedicta and S. Martinho do Porto.

Resolution of the Parliament n. º 70/2013. D. R. n. 101, Series I of 2013-05-27

Parliament

Recommends to the Government the promotion of measures to optimize health care hospital services in Western North.

Resolution of the Parliament n. º 71/2013. D. R. n. 101, Series I of 2013-05-27

Parliament

Recommends to the Government valuation measures of hospital services Hospital Center West and the Thermal Hospital of Caldas da Rainha.

Medical Devices

Order no. º 7021/2013. D. R. n. 104, Series II 2013-05-30

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

Defines the conditions and requirements that must be satisfied to use medical devices reprocessed single use in the services and facilities of the NHS.

Clinical Research

Council of Ministers of 30 May

The Council of Ministers approved on the 9th of May 2013, the draft Law of Clinical Research, which aims to created a new framework for clinical research in humans.

The law proposal has already been approved in general by the Parliament, and now we shall wait on the outcome of the vote on the new law so that it sees the light of day.

Reimbursement of Medicinal Products

Council of Ministers of 30 May

The Council of Ministers approved the change in the overall scheme of reimbursement of the State in the price of medicinal products, changing the approval process and deadlines for setting reference prices.

According to the statement of the Council of Ministers, this legislation aims to promote the use of generics and promoting savings, allowing the creation of groups of medicinal products and the definition of the respective reference prices can occur monthly, while keeping periodicity quarterly review.

Decree-Law n. º 75/2013. D. R. n. 107, Series I of 2013-06-04

Ministry of Health

First amendment to the Decree-Law n. º 13/2009, of 12 January, laying down the conditions and requirements for merchants and service providers of health care, supply medicinal products for treatment in post-operative situations ambulatory surgery. With this change are covered pharmacological groups of protectors mucose and gastric proton pump inhibitor drug that can be supplied for treatment in the postoperative period in cases of outpatient surgery and narcotic analgesics in situations therein.

Dental checks

Order no. º 7402/2013. D. R. n. 110, Series II of 2013-06-07

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

Establishes provisions relating to the granting of dental checks under the National Program for the Promotion of Oral Health.

Medically Assisted Procreation

Decree n. º 4/2013. D. R. n. 111, Series I of 2013-06-11

Ministry of Health

Proceeds to the second amendment to Decree no. 5/2008, of 11 February, strengthening the requirements for exercising the office of director centers of medically assisted procreation by requiring proven experience to the directors of the centers of artificial insemination and donor selection and preservation of gametes.

Transplantation

Law n. º 36/2013. D. R. n. 112, Series I of 2013-06-12

Parliament

Approves the quality assurance and safety of human organs intended for transplantation to the human body, in order to ensure a high level of human health protection, transposing Directive no. 2010/53/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 7 July, on standards of quality and safety of human organs intended for transplantation.

Note that the donation services and transplantation centers that are already operating have a period of 12 months to adapt to the new requirements and, thereafter, to a maximum of 30 days to apply for renewal of the authorization request Directorate General of Health.

Health Care Tourism

Order n.º 7560/2013. D.R. n.º 112, Series II of 2013-06-12

Ministry of Economy and Employment and Health - Offices of the Ministers of Economy and Employment and Health

Adds a new paragraph to number 2 of Order n.º 15 689/2012, published in the Official Gazette of December 10, 2012 (Working Group with the aim of contributing to the structuring of the product Health Tourism).

National Council for Oncology

Order no. º 7715/2013. D. R. n. 113, Series II of 06/14/2013-06-14

Ministries of Agriculture, Sea, Environment and Land Planning, Health and Education and Science - Offices of the Minister of Agriculture, Sea, Environment and Land Planning and the Ministers of Health and Education and Science

Established the National Council for Oncology, advisory body of the Ministry of Health, which is empowered to advise the members of the Government responsible for the area of Health, on matters relating to combating malignancies.

Medical Training

Resolution of the Parliament n. º 83/2013. D. R. n. 117, Series I of 2013-06-20

Parliament

Urges the Government to ensure the quality of medical training ensuring adequate postgraduate training to all physicians.

Counterfeit of Medicinal Products and Pharmacovigilance

Council of Ministers of 20 June

It was approved the amendment to the Medicinal Products Act, transposing a set of directives, in order to follow the latest developments at the level of European Union law, in particular with regard to counterfeit of medicinal products and pharmacovigilance.

Blood donor insurance

Decree-Law n. º 83/2013. D. R. n. 119, Series I of 24.06.2013-06-24

Ministry of Health

Establishes the blood donor insurance, provided by Law n. º 37/2012 of 27 August.

Supervisory board of the database of DNA profiles

Law n. º 40/2013. D. R. n. º 120, Series I of 2013-06-25

Parliament

Approves the law of organization and functioning of the supervisory board of the database of DNA profiles and amends for the first time Law no. 5/2008, of 12 February.

Medical sales Representatives

Order no. º 8213-B/2013. DR n. 119, 2. º Supplement, Series II of 2013-06-24

Ministry of Health - Office of the Minister

Sets the procedures for the access of medical sales representatives to services and facilities of the National Health Service.

Biocides

Decree-Law n. º 85/2013. D.R. n. º 121, Series I of 2013-06-26

Ministry of Health

Proceeds to eleventh amendment to Decree-Law n. º 121/2002, of 3 May, transposing Directives n. º s 2013/3/UE, 2013/4/UE and 2013/5/UE, of Commission of 14 February, 2013/6/UE, of Commission of 20 February, and 2013/7/UE, of Commission of 21 February, and altering the list of active substances that can be included in biocidal products.