SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital, with tax identification number (NIF) R5800645C, is legally a religious entity that enjoys its own legal/civil personality and is registered in the Spanish Ministry of Justice Registry of Religious Entities with the number 006838.
As a charitable/social religious institution, it is a non-profit entity included in Section 1 of the ninth additional provision of Law 49/2002, of 23 December, on the system of taxation of non-profit entities and of tax incentives for sponsorship.
Penal Risk Prevention
Moving forward in its commitment to carry out ethical management, the Hospitaller Order of St. John of God - Province of Aragón San Rafael (OHSJD), has developed an action plan on penal responsibility for which each of its centers and foundations has approved or soon will approve a Model of Penal Risk Prevention to detect and prevent the commission of crimes within their organizations and at the same time adapt to the latest reforms of the Criminal Code that have introduced the criminal liability regime of the entities.
A key element of this model, which is mandatory, is the Code of Conduct OHSJD. It contains the set of basic rules and principles of action that should guide the actions of individuals and companies that provide services or collaborate with the OHSJD. This code, as it could not be otherwise, develops principles already contained in the Code of Ethics and the Code of Good Governance of the OHSJD.
Among the different measures included in the aforementioned action plan there is the creation in each on the centers of a committee (called Control Body) responsible for supervising the correct implementation of the prevention model, as well as the start-up of an external channel of complaints through which you can report actions or omissions that may be considered criminal. You’ll find the access below.
Respect for patient rights
Concerning patient rights, our Institution respects and applies all regulations in force, including:
- The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, approved by the United Nations in 1948.
- The European Charter for Children in Hospital approved by the European Parliament in 1986.
- Convention for the protection of Human Rights and Dignity of the Human Being with regard to the Application of Biology and Medicine. Approved by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe on 19 November 1996 and ratified by the Spanish General Courts on 5 October 1999 (Spanish Official State Gazette [BOE] 20 October 1999 — no. 251).
- Charter of Rights and Responsibilities of Citizens in Relation to Health and Healthcare, approved in July 2001. The content affects all healthcare levels and takes into account health and disease prevention and the healing and recovery process, regardless of the public or private nature of the system.
- Law 21/2000, of 29 December, on rights with respect to information concerning patient health and autonomy, and clinical documentation. Official Gazette of the Regional Government of Catalonia (DOGC) no. 3303 — 11/01/2001.
- Law 41/2002, of 14 November, fundamentally regulating patient autonomy as well as rights and obligations with respect to information and clinical documentation.
- Law 17/2015, of 21 July, on the effective equality of women and men. Respect for these regulations must redefine relationships between men and women, based on respect and fairness, and also contribute to improving society and rendering it more democratic, just and cohesive.