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Revista de Saúde Pública

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DALLARI, Sueli Gandolfi. The role of local government in health policties. Rev. Saúde Pública [online]. 1991, vol.25, n.5, pp.401-405. ISSN 1518-8787.

Analysing the evidences for local concern with health in the various historical phases of the organization of social life, especially relating to the discussion of the efficacy of the social rights written into some contemporary constitutions, the attempt is made to define the responsibility for the guarantee of the right to health. The possibility of defining the responsability for the guarantee of social rights arises directly from the legal definition of such rights, practicable at the level of local government. Thus, after a thorough examination of the Brazilian constitutional organization in search of the guarantee of health for all, it is concluded that the promotion of the said responsibility is greatly favored, since Municipal competence regarding issues related to health are listed and discussed there in detail.

Keywords : Health rights [legislation]; Ethics, medical; Government policies and organization.

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