The Constitution and the Justice Commission (CCJ) on Wednesday (10) approved a bill (PL 6858/13) which commits the Unified Health System (SUS) to providing treatment for people with fibromyalgia syndrome or chronic fatigue syndrome.
The rapporteur, Marcelo Aro (PP-MG), gave an opinion on the constitutionality of the proposal.
Fibromyalgia causes diffuse and chronic pain in the muscles and legs, but the person may also present fatigue, sleep disturbances, morning stiffness and paralysis of the extremities, including symptoms.
The proposal guarantees the patient’s interdisciplinary care with doctors, psychologists, nutritionists and physiotherapists, as well as ensuring access to exams, pharmaceutical assistance and other treatments.
The author of the bill, Ms. Erika Kokay (PT-DF), believes that in addition to the recognition of the disease, the extension of this service to the SUS will enable the treatment of the syndrome to become a public health policy. “With this SUS health policy, for people with fibromyalgia, we are first and foremost familiar with the disease and give it visibility so that these people can finally save their lives or get their lives back, [through] this multisectoral service. “
The bill was decisive and can go to the Senate unless there is a complaint in plenary.