Thursday, February 9, 2023

Salud calls for the formation of an Honorary Advisory Council on Mental Health and Addictions for the period 2023-2027

The Ministry of Health of the Nation, through Resolution 3672/2022 published today in the Official Gazette, calls for the creation of an Honorary Advisory Council on Mental Health and Addictions for the period 2023-2027, with the mission of preparing proposals on the application to the National of Mental Health Law No. 26,657.

Organizations associated with the field of mental health and problem consumption that operate in accordance with the guidelines of the above law belong to the following categories: organizations of users of mental health and family services; unions that group activists in the mental health and addictions fields; Associations and Colleges of Professionals in the Field of Mental Health and Addictions; civil society organizations working in the areas of mental health, human rights and psychosocial disabilities, among other related issues; and academic positions in the field of mental health and addictions.

Applying organizations must send all documents with relevant background information within 45 calendar days from the publication of the call in the Official Gazette, including:

  1. Organization data: name and type of organization (civil association, foundation, network, federation, union, etc.), address, postal code, telephone number, email address, website and/or social network, and mode of operation.

  2. Proof of registration which validates – if applicable – the legal status, number and date on which it was granted and the body which granted it. In its absence, it can be recognized through the following options: proof of legal status in process; Proof of authority that recognizes its existence and regular operation; In the case of a network of organizations, a document signed by each of them stating their integration.

  3. Background and brief history of the organization.

  4. Categorized or categories for people posted.

  5. Attested photocopy of the founding charter or document stating the objectives of the association.

  6. Information relating to activities carried out along with supporting documents as may be available.

  7. Territorial area of ​​action covered.

  8. List of standard associates or followers, with contact telephone numbers.

  9. Support from individuals, experts and/or government officials with experience in protecting health and human rights, with a contact telephone number for each.

  10. Note addressed to the National Directorate of Mental Health and Comprehensive Approach to Problematic Consumption where they express the reasons for which they wish to integrate the Honorary Advisory Council on Mental Health and Addictions.

  11. Data of proxy, duly nominated by the organization, or person authorized to represent it before the National Directorate in the applicant selection process.

  12. A photocopy of the names and DNI of the candidates for the Principal Director and Alternate Director representing the organization, who should not have labor relations with any national public body included in the application of National Law No. 26,657.

  13. The above document should be presented or sent by email to the admission desk of the Ministry of Health of the nation from 9 am to 5 pm during the time of attention and receipt of the document. [email protected]

To select member organizations, the following criteria will be taken into account: the organization’s history and commitment to mental health and human rights issues; the organization’s commitment to the full implementation of national mental health legislation; the level of representation of the organization; federal distribution of advisory councils; the quality of the presented guarantees; age of the organization; the scope of its activities; Type and quality of activities carried out.

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