Roberto Quintero, Legal Advisor of AEPROMO, IMEOF and ISCO3
Regulatory characteristics of ozone therapy in Brazil
- It is the country with the most current regulations on ozone therapy and which are specifically directed at different health professionals. Brazil has authorized and regulated the practice of ozone therapy in the following professions: Dentistry (2015); human medicine (2018) but only in the public sector; physiotherapy (2018); pharmacy (2020); nursing (2020); veterinary (2020); and biomedicine (2020).
- It is one of the few countries in the world where the federal councils of the different health professions, such as physicians, dentists, veterinarians, nurses, pharmacists, etc., have the very important and key power to authorize the practice of different therapies and to regulate them. In the vast majority of countries, government authorities are responsible for authorizing and regulating the practice of therapies. In Brazil this power has been delegated to the federal councils. In addition, these as in many professional associations in other countries, have the power to sanction professionals for violations of their deontological codes.
- Brazil has two regulations on ozone therapy in human medicine, fully in force and legal, which are absolutely contradictory to each other.
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