An official resolution lowered the amount of activities reserved for each title. Some professional advice is opposed.
Until now the only ones who could do scientific research in mental health were psychologists; the only ones who could supervise the commercialization and transportation of inorganic or organic substances – and their derivatives – were the graduates in Chemistry; the only ones who could do health skills were the doctors. These and many other professional activities that until now were “exclusive” of certain professions, will no longer be so.
An official resolution drastically reduced the number of “reserved activities” for each profession, which can only be exercised by those who have obtained a certain degree. Now only those that “compromise the public interest” and “directly endanger the health, safety or assets of the people” remain exclusive. The rest, outside.
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Thus, of more than forty exclusive activities that had some professions it was passed to five or six. And in some cases, like doctors, only two. The resolution covers 37 professions and is applied throughout the country. Several professional councils have already publicly expressed their opposition and declared themselves on “alertness”. They see risks in the future of each of the professional activities. And they believe that it can be a stimulus to the development of short and more specific careers.
Paulo Falcón, director of University Management of the Ministry of Education, explained to Clarin that the resolution thinks of “a system more in line with the reality that each one of the disciplines has, where interdiscipline and transdisciplinarity is increasingly a reality professional. Break with certain traditions and look to the future and the changing demands of the labor market. This will be debated in the academic and professional world around the world. “
The new regulation incorporates exclusive activities for lawyers and accountants, that is to say, for the first time, it is taken into account that these professions have a public interest and can put people’s health, safety or assets at risk.
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“The measure does not affect the life, nor the expectation of any current professional or student, to which their current professional regulation is not modified,” adds Falcón. From the official point out that this provision was reached after years of debate in the university system and that has the support and encouragement of the National Interuniversity Council (CIN). They claim that the resolution comes from an agreement signed two years ago unanimously.
However, the voices against it begin to be heard loudly. From the Association of Psychologists of the GCABA issued a statement in which they express a “deep concern” and affirm that they are “articulating actions with other professional groups that represent psychologists with the aim of building a joint response in defense of our profession and of the scope of the degree “.
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Claudia Borensztejn, president of the Argentine Psychoanalytic Association (APA) told Clarin that they are “on alert and worried” about this measure. “The skills disappear as exclusive of the psychologist and the doctor. What will happen to that? Are tertiary careers going to be created? Will there be specializations in expertise? “Said Juan Pineta, also from APA, which brings together psychoanalysts and doctors.
Clarín also spoke with the engineer Raúl Bertero, vice-dean of Engineering of the UBA. “The measure is unnecessary, inconsistent and greatly affects the profession in the future. They called us to talk but they did not listen to us.