Over 70% of products orthoprosthetic be included in the list of items that allows users to only have to pay 10% of the price as stated in the Royal Decree 1506/2012 regulating the common portfolio orthoprosthetic provision supplementary System NHS.This was announced on Tuesday at the Congress CEO Policy Disability Support, Ignacio Tremiño, before the Committee on Comprehensive Policies for the sector.
In his appearance, Tremiño promised to update "the catalog of benefits, which takes 25 years without revision", a task that already works with Cermi and professional representatives of orthopedics, said.He also said the government is preparing the order which will set the maximum prices of these items and they "have yet to be determined."
The product catalog orthoprosthetic to fund the NHS "will update" and is common throughout Spain, although the copayment for these items "always existed," he said.Thus, Tremiño responded to criticism of CiU deputy who claimed that the new catalog includes "more advanced technical aids and all kinds of products," it said its price has been an impediment to personal autonomy and integration collective labor.
GENERAL LAW OF DISABILITY
Another initiative of this department under the Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equal is the adoption of the new Law on Disability, the government wants to have ready in 2013.
This law would consolidate in a single text the three main rules on the subject are in Spain, and would involve the full implementation of the innovations containedin the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities which Spain signed in 2008.
According Tremiño, "currently being held contacts with NGOs in the sector", although "these meetings are already in its final stage."
Now they have begun negotiations with the regions, so that the process "still take a while," he said.
Finally, Tremiño highlighted other projects like interactive guide to disability resources that the Ministry wants to make information available in each city to users, the agreement between the Ministry of Industry and the Spanish Center for Subtitles and Audio Description (CESyA ) and disability specialist training for professionals who work with victims of domestic violence.