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Decree Law No. 33/2021

Publication: Republic Diary No. 92/2021, Series I of 2021-05-12
  • Issuer: Presidency of the Council of Ministers
  • Diploma Type: Decree Law
  • Number: 33/2021
  • Pages: 6 - 12

Summary in plain english

What is it?

This decree-law creates the Hospital de Vila Franca de Xira, E.P.E., and amends the Legal Scheme regulating the statutes applicable to the health units of the National Health Service with the nature of Public Business Entities, as well as those integrated in the Public Administrative Sector.

The public business entities (E.P.E.) are a type of public company, incorporated by the State to pursue purposes under its charge.

What is going to change?

The Hospital of Vila Franca de Xira now holds the E.P.E. status, that is, its clinical management is now exclusively carried out by the State, from 1 June 2021.

The E.P.E. is responsible to develop all the necessary tasks for the transition of the hospital’s clinical management from the private sphere to the public sphere, until 31 May 2021, and to ensure, from 1 June 2021, the public management of the hospital.

Before, this hospital’s clinical management was carried out through a partnership between the State and a private managing company.

What advantages does it bring?

This decree-law aims to:

Ensure that the hospital’s management change does not affect the clinical assistance to the population;

Ensure, from 1 June 2021, the hospital’s public management.

When does it enter into force?

This decree-law enters into force on 13 May 2021.

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