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Opinion 127/CNECV/2024 on the proposal for a Decree-Law aimed at ensuring the application of Regulation (EU) 2017/746 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 April 2017 on in vitro diagnostic medical devices (Executive Summary)

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The present opinion was prompted by a request addressed to the National Council of Ethics for Life Sciences (CNECV) by the Board of Directors of INFARMED - National Authority of Medicines and Health Products, I.P., for the Council's...

OPINION 126/CNECV/2023 ON THE DRAFT LAW REGULATING LAW NO. 90/2021 OF 16 DECEMBER - AMENDING THE LEGAL REGIME APPLICABLE TO SURROGATE PREGNANCY (Executive Summary)

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The present opinion was prompted by a request addressed to the National Council of Ethics for Life Sciences (CNECV) by the Office of His Excellency the Minister of Health. The Council assessment and opinion was requested on the Draft Decree-Law that...

Human Embryo Models: relevant ethical aspects - Position Statement by the CNECV

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The recent announcement of the production of the incorrectly named synthetic embryo has raised doubts and controversies to which the National Council of Ethics for the Life Sciences (CNECV) Portugal seeks to respond with its reflection on Human Embryo...

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Opinion 115/CNECV/2022 on the Draft Regulatory Act of Law No. 90/2021, of 16 December, which further amended the legal regime of medically assisted procreation regarding gestational surrogacy (Executive Summary)

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The National Council of Ethics for the Life Sciences (CNECV) approved, on 25 May 2022, Opinion No. 115/CNECV/2022 on the Draft Regulatory Act of Law No. 90/2021, of 16 December, which further amended the legal regime of medically assisted procreation in...

Opinion 116/CNECV/2022 on Bills 5/XV/1 (BE), 74/XV/1 (PS) and 83/XV/1 (PAN), regulating the conditions under which medically assisted death is not punishable and amending the Penal Code (Executive Summary)

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The National Council of Ethics for the Life Sciences (CNECV) approved in its Plenary Meeting on June 9, 2022, in response to the request of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Constitutional Affairs, Rights, Freedoms and Guarantees, the Opinion No....

Opinion 118/CNECV/2022 on Bill no. 95/XV/1 - mandatory referendum on the decriminalisation of medically assisted death (Executive Summary)

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The National Council of Ethics for the Life Sciences (CNECV) was asked for an opinion on Bill no. 95/XV/1 (CHEGA political party) on the compulsory holding of a referendum on medically assisted death (also referred to as medical assistance in dying –...

Opinion 119/CNECV/2022 on Voluntary Termination of Pregnancy (Executive Summary)

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The National Council of Ethics for the Life Sciences (CNECV) received from the Parliamentary Standing Committee of Constitutional Affairs, Rights, Freedoms and Guarantees a request for an opinion concerning Draft Bills no. 953/XIV/3 and no. 954/XIV/3 on...

Opinion 120/CNECV/2022 on on self-determination of gender identity, gender expression and the right to protection of sexual characteristics within the school environment (Executive Summary)

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The Parliamentary Committee on Constitutional Affairs, Rights, Freedoms and Guarantees has sent the National Council of Ethics for the Life Sciences (CNECV) a request for an opinion with the object of assessing, in ethical terms, both the Draft Bill No....

Opinion 122/CNECV/2023 on the draft decree-law regulating Law No. 90/2021 of 16 December, which alters the legal regime applicable to gestational surrogacy (Executive Summary)

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The National Council of Ethics for the Life Sciences (CNECV) unanimously approved, at its 276th Plenary Meeting held on 21 April, Opinion No. 122/CNECV/2023 on the draft decree-law that regulates Law No. 90/2021 of 16 December, which alters the legal...

Opinion 121/CNECV/2023 on the Draft Bill no. 24/XV/1 - Approves the Mental Health Law and amends the related legislation (Executive Summary)

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The National Ethics Council for Life Sciences (CNECV) unanimously approved, on 23 March, during its 275th Plenary Meeting, Opinion 121/CNECV/2023 on the Draft Bill no. 24/XV/1 - Approves the Mental Health Law and amends the related legislation. The CNECV...

Recommendation 3/CNECV/2022 on the Informed Consent involving minors: ethical and legal requirements

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Informed Consent involving minors has often raised questions among healthcare professionals, as well as between young people and their parents. The subject was recently under social debate in Portugal, at the time of the initiative of voluntary...

Ethical deliberation on SARS-COV-2 vaccination in children aged 5 to 11 years

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The CNECV adopted on its own initiative, on 20 December 2021, a Position Statement on the ethical considerations regarding the vaccination against SARS-CoV-2 of children between 5 and 11 years of age. Public health measures have a strong ethical...

27th Forum of the National Ethics and Bioethics Councils

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Emerging challenges in the fields of science, technology and medicine are ever expanding, often in unexpected directions and offering the possibility of profound and lasting changes. Ethics, as a partner of progress, takes on even greater relevance in...

CNECV International Seminar - "One Health, One Ethics", 3 November 2023

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The One Health concept recognises the need to approach health policies and practices from a perspective of interdependence and compromise between people, animals, and the environment. From this perspective, ethical questions emerge about the goodness of...

International Conference - Artificial Intelligence in Life Sciences: ethical paths

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The National Council of Ethics for the Life Sciences (CNECV) and the Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD) held an International Conference entitled "Artificial Intelligence in Life Sciences: ethical paths" on September 21, 2023, at the FLAD...

13th Global Summit of National Ethics Commissions - Lisbon, September 2022

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The Global Summit of National Ethics Committees - Global Summit brings together delegates from over ninety countries and representatives of the most relevant supranational organisations in the areas of health and bioethics, such as the World Health...

Recommendation 2/CNECV/2022 on the state of preparedness in public health emergencies

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Given the predictability of future health emergencies, the CNECV has decided, on its own initiative, to reflect on the state of health preparedness in public health emergencies, considering that the response of a health system that claims to be ethically...

Opinion 117/CNECV/2023 on ethical requirements for public interest decision making in Life Sciences (Executive Summary)

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The decision-making processes of public interest, at both governmental and institutional level, are particularly demanding in the current context of pluralistic and egalitarian societies, deserving a thoughtful reflection. In contemporary democratic...

Opinion 123/CNECV/2023 on Off-Label use of medicines - Ethical implications

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The off-label use of medicinal products is a common therapeutic practice in any healthcare system. The CNECV’s opinion provides an analysis of the technical reasons justifying the off-label use of medicinal products, as well as the ethical and legal...

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