KOCHEN Sara Silvia
congresos y reuniones científicas
IX EXPERIENCES WITH LEGISLATION ON EPILEPSY: COLOMBIA AND ARGENTINA
JAIME FANDIÑO ; SILVIA KOCHEN
Santiago de Chile
Workshop; Technical document based on presentations at the international workshop held in Santiago, Chile, in August 2013, plus subsequent contributions; 2016
Pan american health organization OMS
Law No. 25.404 on Epilepsy ? ARGENTINA Dr. Silvia Kochen, Neurologist (Argentina) Center for Clinical and Experimental Neurosciences: Epilepsy, Cognition, and Behavior Dr. Silvia Kochen and Jorge Lovento submitted this bill, as individuals, to Argentina´s Chamber of Deputies in 1999. It was approved on 8 March 2001, and regulations to implement it were put in place in 2009. Relevant substantive portions of the law?s text include the following: ARTICLE 1 ? This law guarantees all persons suffering from epilepsy the full exercise of their rights, prohibits any discriminatory act against such persons, and provides special measures of protection required by the condition of epilepsy. ARTICLE 2 ? Epilepsy shall not be considered an impediment to applying for, undertaking, and performing work, except as provided for in Article 8. ARTICLE 3 ? All epilepsy patients have the right to education at all levels, without any constraint due to their disease. ARTICLE 4 ? Epilepsy patients have a right to comprehensive and timely medical care, with all of the technological advances provided by science and the healing arts. ARTICLE 5 ? Epilepsy shall not be considered in itself to be a disease that increases the risk of accidents, in the context of services provided by life and/or health insurance entities. ARTICLE 6 ? Ignorance of the rights provided by articles 2, 3, and 5 of the present law shall be considered an act of discrimination as defined by Law 23.592. ARTICLE 7 ? The medical and social services to which the present law refers are incorporated with full legal effect in the Mandatory Medical Program approved by Resolution 247/96 of the Ministry of Health and Social Action, without prejudice to the application, where relevant, of the provisions of Laws 22.431 and 24.901 and the regulatory and supplementary provisions thereof.