- Autores: Simões J, Vale Lima L
- Ano de Publicação: 2016
- Journal: Anais do Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical
In the national health system, the need for regulatory intervention on health is justified for reasons of the specific nature of health in general, and for reasons of the health context in Portugal. The regulation of health in Portugal assumes various institutional realities, with different attributions, legal skills and areas of intervention. In the area of medicines, Infarmed is a public institute integrated into Indirect State Administration with administrative and financial autonomy under supervision of the Minister of Health. Secondly the self-regulation that is established and adjustment made by the professionals. Regulators and regulated are one and the same thing. Applied to the economy, the self-regulation means the regulation of markets, companies, professions, by operators and interested economic agents, as opposed to hetero regulation, while exogenous adjustment, led by the State. Thirdly, the mission of Health Regulation Authority is reflected in the regulation of the activity of establishments, health care providers and their duties include overseeing such establishments as regards a) the control of the requirements of operation; b) to guarantee access to health care; c) the defence of the rights of users; d) to ensure the provision of quality health care; e) to economic regulation; f) to the promotion and defence of competition.