- Bill approved December 9, 2021. It goes to the Senate to continue its process.
- The project establishes that ozone therapy will only be applied by a higher level health professional.
- Complementary procedure and only using equipment certified by the National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa).
- Project started in the Senate in 2017.
- Current legal and contradictory status of ozone therapy in Brazil.
Bill 227 of 2017 was presented by Senator Valdir Raupp of the Brazilian Democratic Movement. The project specifies that the use of ozone therapy is authorized as a complementary medical procedure. The doctor must inform “the patient that ozone therapy will be prescribed as a complementary treatment” which does not exclude “access to other therapeutic modalities”.
The project was approved by the Social Affairs Commission of the Senate in 2017 and sent to the Social Security and Family Commission of the Chamber of Deputies.
Project in the House of Representatives
During its processing in this commission, there was a debate in 2017, a seminar in 2018 and a visit to six institutions in Portugal in 2019. Cmbo (Brazilian Medical College of Ozone Therapy) a member of IMEOF (International Medical Ozone Federation).participated in this visit,
The Social Security and Family Commission of the House of Representatives approved the project on September 15, 2021, and sent it to the Commission of the Constitution and Justice and Citizenship Commission of the House of Representatives.
This commission approved the project on December 9, 2021.
(video, minutes 17:14 to 18:20)
As it is a project processed with “conclusive character”, it is only debated and approved in commissions, without going through the plenary session of the House of Representatives.
Now the bill will go back to the Senate.
The proposal establishes that ozone therapy will only be applied by a higher level health professional registered in a professional supervisory council, who must inform the patient about its complementarity; and the procedure can only be done with medicinal ozone production equipment certified by the National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa).
AEPROMO support to the Brazilian project
AEPROMO, through IMEOF, has always supported ABOZ (Brazilian Association of Ozone Therapy) in its interest so that ozone therapy is finally regulated in Brazil and until 2015 (year in which ABOZ withdrew from IMEOF) provided direct legal advice. However, legal support has continued to be provided and hence the analysis carried out by IMEOF in the document “Legal Situation of Ozone Therapy in Brazil.”
Legal status of ozone therapy in Brazil
In Brazil, ozone therapy is regulated in dentistry (2015), and veterinary (2020). As for medicine, there is a contradictory legal situation because while the Federal Council of Medicine recognizes the practice in the private sector only in clinical trials; the Ministry of Health authorized it in the public sector.
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