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1. Are there proposals for reform or significant change to the healthcare system?
Yes, currently is in course a modification for the Decree 677 which is the principal regulatory framework for drugs, cosmetics, pharmaceutical preparations based on natural resources, cleaning and hygiene products and other products for domestic use.
With the new Colombian government and therefore, the new appointment of the Minister of Health, a reform of health system is being sought due to alleged deficiencies in the Health Promoting Entities EPS and their role as intermediaries between the actual payer of the system known as the ADRES and the Health Provider Institutions IPS.
2. When are they likely to come into force?
In 2023, the reform projects are likely to be presented.