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Epilepsy Law in Argentina

Epilepsy is one of the most common neurological disorders that can affect any person regardless of age, sex, race or social status.   In April of 2009, the Argentine Government regulated the National Epilepsy Law.  This law considers three fundamental aspects for those who live with this disorder:  the right to receive free anti-epilepsy medication when they lack coverage, no labor, scholastic or social discrimination, and the implementation of permanent education plans about epilepsy and of educational dissemination campaigns targeted at the general community, the patients and families as well as health workers.  In order to execute this plan a technical commission consisting of experts, organizations, patients and relatives supported by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) was created. 



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