Ministry of Public Health files complaint against pastor who managed a care center for children with autism


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Feb 20, 2019

The Ministry of Public Health has filed a complaint against 30-year old Elizabeth Silverio accusing her of practicing medicine in the Dominican Republic without the exequatur required by Public Health Law 42-01.

The legal consultant of the Ministry of Public Health, Luis Manuel Tolentino told the press the Ministry acted given evidence the woman was working without academic accreditation nor an exequatur, and the Ministry had not accredit the Kogland Center. The center cared for many children with autism. Many parents have come forth to say they were pleased with the treatment.

Tolentino, nevertheless, said that service providers that act as administrators do not have to be accredited.

Tolentino called on the population that seeks health care to verify the center’s authorization permit from Public Health. Health businesses are required to place the authorization in a...

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