"Evaluating the model of classification and valuation of disabilities used in Brazil and defining the elaboration and adoption of a unique model for all the country": Brazilian Interministerial Workgroup Task

Di Nubila, Heloisa; de Paula, Ana Rita; Marcelino, Miguel Abud; Maior, Izabel
January 2011
BMC Public Health;2011 Supplement 4, Vol. 11 Issue Suppl 4, p1
Academic Journal
The President of Brazil established an Interministerial Work Group in order to "evaluate the model of classification and valuation of disabilities used in Brazil and to define the elaboration and adoption of a unique model for all the country". Eight Ministries and/or Secretaries participated in the discussion over a period of 10 months, concluding that a proposed model should be based on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Person with Disabilities, the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health, and the 'support theory', and organizing a list of recommendations and necessary actions for a Classification, Evaluation and Certification Network with national coverage.


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