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Legge 23 dicembre 1978, n. 833 - Istituzione del servizio sanitario nazionale (Act number 833 of December 23 1978 – Establishment of the National Health Service)

Ministry of Health; Italy Country Resources General Health Legislation Italy 23 December 1978 Legislation/regulation health promotion, health service, mental health promotion

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Il Servizio Sanitario Nazionale è stato istituito con la legge 833 del 23 dicembre 1978. Mediante il servizio sanitario nazionale, la Repubblica tutela la salute come fondamentale diritto dell'individuo e interesse della collettività. Il servizio sanitario nazionale è destinato alla promozione, al mantenimento e al recupero della salute fisica e psichica di tutta la popolazione senza distinzione di condizioni individuali o sociali e secondo modalità che assicurino l'eguaglianza dei cittadini nei confronti del servizio.

The National Health Service was established by Law 833 of 23 December 1978. Through the National Health Service, the Republic of Italy upholds health as a fundamental right of the individual and as a collective interest. The National Health Service aims at promoting, maintaining and recovering the physical and mental health of the whole population without distinction of conditions individual or social and in a manner that will ensure the equality of citizens towards the service.

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