Monday, January 30, 2023

Statement of the Ministry of Health and Environment

The Government of the Province of Santa Cruz, through the Ministry of Health and Environment, communicates Ministerial Resolution 3622/22, which sets aside the possibility of presenting a picture of a medical prescription in pharmacies, except for patients with chronic conditions and long-term treatment . were using this mechanism, in which case they will be considered valid up to February 28, 2023.

In this sense, according to the provisions of Law No. 27,553, digital or electronic prescriptions are valid throughout the national territory. It should be noted that all digital/electronic prescriptions being used by PAMI, social works, the public sector or prepaid pharmaceutical companies are still valid, just as they were before.

Government of the Province, Ministry of Health of the Nation through the Ministry of Health and Environment, Superintendence of Health Services, Council of Provincial Works and Social Service of the Argentine Republic, Argentine Pharmaceutical Confederation, Association of Pharmacies Argentinas, Argentine Federation of Chambers of Pharmacies and Pharmaceutical Federation owner, is in agreement with Ministerial Resolution 3622/22 and confirms the importance of returning to the prescription system before mandatory preventive social isolation (ASPO), which allows for traceability and adequate protection of drugs and their rational use encourages.

Exceptionally, for the duration of the ASPO, the use of photographs of prescriptions sent by digital channels (messaging services and email) was authorized for older treatments with a validity of seven days, a mechanism acceptable only in times of emergency. Was.
After ASPO, this resolution ceased to apply, and in fact in the vast majority of the national sector and in various sub-sectors of the health system (provincial social work, public health system and some national and prepaid social work) it is now in force does not happen. uses. The repeal of this mechanism, accepted as an exception during a particular moment of epidemiology, is a measure agreed with the ministers of the twenty-four jurisdictions within the framework of the Federal Council of Health.

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