SÁB 14 DE DEZEMBRO DE 2019 - 14:49hs.
In Brazil

Project creates fund to finance cancer treatment and prevention with lottery resources

Draft Law 244/19 creates the National Fund to Combat Cancer and Assistance to Carriers (FNCCAP), with the objective of providing permanent resources for programs and projects related to the treatment and prevention of cancer in Brazil. The proposal, authored by Pedro Lucas Fernandes, is in the House and will have three main sources of funds. One of them would come from the Federal Lottery Special Fund resources.

For Fernandes, the fight against the disease needs a fixed source of money. "It is incumbent upon the public power to promote policies to prevent, combat and treat in a dignified manner the carriers of this terrible disease. That’s why financial resources are needed," said the deputy. 

Sources

The fund will have three main sources of funds:

- 1% of the gross collection with the Tax on Industrialized Products (IPI), the PIS and the Contribution for the Financing of Social Security (Cofins) incident on cigarettes and other tobacco products;

- 0.5% of the gross collection with IPI, PIS and Cofins incident on alcoholic beverages;

- part of the resources of the Federal Lottery Special Fund, which receives a portion of the federal lottery collection and finances social actions.

The participation of the lottery fund in the FNCCAP will be defined later in a specific law, according to PL 244/19.

The new fund may also receive donations from individuals and legal entities. Donors will have a tax benefit, with the discounts on the Income Tax.

The text establishes that the new fund will have an advisory council, composed of 34 representatives, to manage the allocation of resources received.

Processing

The proposal will be analyzed conclusively by the Social Security and Family committees; Finance and Taxation; and Constitution and Justice and Citizenship.

Source: GMB