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Last updated: March 4th 2020

Enforcement Authorities

Authorized Agency
Jurisdiction
Duty to Enforce

Ministry of Public Health

Public places, workplaces, public transport
Yes
Analysis

Article 14 of Law No. 18.256 empowers the Ministry of Public Health to enforce the law and impose sanctions. Further, Art. 15 of the Law makes it an offense to “permit, promote or tolerate” any violation of the law, including if such action is done by a public authority. Thus, failure to enforce the law is an offense in itself.