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Document ID (ISN)31359
CIS number 79-900
ISSN - Serial title Gazzetta ufficiale
Year 1978
Convention or series no.
Title Act No.833 of 23 December 1978 - Establishment of a National Health Service
Original title Legge 23 dicembre 1978, n.833. Istituzione del servizio sanitario nazionale [in Italian]
Bibliographic information supplemento ordinario n.360, p.3-48.
Abstract Sections of this Act are effective as from the date of its publication, and the entire Act as from 1 Jan. 1979. The National Health Service it establishes is intended to increase the awareness of Italians regarding health questions, by education, by the prevention of accidents and diseases in everyday life as well as in the occupations, and by diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation. It endorses the regionalisation of health policy. The groundwork of the service is composed of basic local health units (one per 50,000 - 200,000 inhabitants) whose job is to detect and monitor health hazards in the general and working environments. A Higher Institute of Health, attached to the Ministry of Health, is established as the technical and scientific organ of the health service. This body will replace the National Accident Prevention Institute (Ente nazionale per la prevenzione degli infortuni - ENPI) and the National Association for the Control of Combustion (Associazione nazionale per il controllo della combustione - ANCC). A sole set of regulations, to be issued under the Act, will cover the field of working conditions and production, with a view to the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases, including the approval of hazardous substances and equipment.
Descriptors (primary) national organization; labour inspection; Italy; public OSH institutions
Descriptors (secondary) health services; hospitals; law; role of government; legislation; veterinary services
Document type A - Laws, regulations, directives
Country / State or ProvinceItaly
Subject(s) Laws
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Labour inspection