Prevention

Below you will find a list of the laws and guidelines related to prevention and screening that resulted in the start-up of the central cyto-histopathology registry for cervical samples (CERVIBASE).


13/02/2015: 'Vlaams bevolkingsonderzoek naar borstkanker' (Flemish Public Research working group for breast cancer) 

Ministerial Decree related to the foundation and composition of the 'Vlaams bevolkingsonderzoek naar borstkanker' (Flemish Public Research working group for breast cancer). This Decree entered into force on 1 November  2014. (Publication 11/03/2015). 

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18/06/2012: Appendix to the Protocol Agreement of 28 September 2009 

Appendix to the Protocol Agreement of 28 September 2009 between the Federal Government and the authorities specified in Articles 128, 130 and 135 of the Constitution related to prevention.                                                                                                                   Download

 
05/12/2011: Royal Decree on accreditation of laboratories for anatomical pathology 

Royal Decree on accreditation of laboratories for anatomical pathology by the Minister responsible for Public Health (publication 13/02/2012).                                              Download

 
19/05/2010: Expansion of the Cancer Registry's duties

 Law related to the inclusion of test results in the registry as part of efforts related to the early detection programme for cancer in the Belgian Cancer Registry's duties. This meant that the legal basis for expanding a central cyto-histopathology registry became a fact (publication 02/06/2010).                                                                                                                 Download

It concerns an amendment to the law of 13 December 2006 (publication 22/12/2006).                                                                                                                 Download

 

28/09/2009: Protocol Agreement

Concluded between the Federal Government and the Communities. This agreement describes the arrangements and forms of cooperation between the different competent authorities involved in screening, in accordance with European Directives (publication 29/10/2009).                                                                                                                 Download

 

04/05/2009: The introduction of nomenclature numbers related to prevention

Royal Decree related to the introduction of the following nomenclature numbers:

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  • Preventive cytological examination: may be submitted once every two calendar years.
  • Second reading of the cytological examination: may be submitted once every two calendar years.
  • Cytological examination for follow-up: may be submitted twice a year until a negative result is achieved.
    (Publication 19/05/2009)
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04/05/2009: Detection of high-risk HPV 

Royal Decree related to the detection of a high-risk HPV. This activity can only be reimbursed in the case of a demonstrated presence of atypical cells (publication 29/05/2009).   Download

 

10/03/2008: National Cancer Plan 

Initiatives related to preventing cervical cancer in which the Belgian Cancer Registry was assigned the task of centrally collecting the results of screening tests.                      Download

 

12/12/2003: European Union Recommendation  

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