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The CISSCAD is a technical, executive and specialized agency, created as the Central American Council of Social Security Institutions - COCISS from the XII Summit of the region (Panama City from 10-12 December 1992).


It is ascribed to the Central American Integration System (SICA), integrated by the social security institutions of Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama and Dominican Republic.


In the XXVIIII Ordinary Assembly held in Guatemala City, September 5, 2007, it was unanimously approved the name change to Board of Social Security Institutions in Central America and Dominican Republic, CISSCAD.


The council aims to achieve effective support and coordination between the social security institutions of the Central American countries and Dominican Republic, through communication, exchange and use of each other's experience in the performance of their duties; and develop their own activities in the Statute of the Council.


The council designates a presidency Pro Tempore for periods of two years following an alphabetical order of the member countries, which is assumed by the Executive president of the Social Security Institution, who in turn appoints a Technical Secretary. For the period 2014-2015 the Pro Tempore Presidency was taken over by the CCSS, in the XXXV Ordinary Meeting held on days 07, 08 and April 9, 2014, in Costa Rica.


During the XXXVI Ordinary Meeting held on days 18, 19 and May 20 in Costa Rica, you will be re-appointed Costa Rica to continue the President Pro Tempore, above the decline El Salvador this designation, who by statute was corresponded this term.


Dr. Maria del Rocio Saenz Madrigal, Executive President of the CCSS, was President Pro Tempore for the periods 2014-2015 and 2016-2017, Dr. Tricia Penniecook Sawyers, Executive Director CENDEISSS was the Technical Secretariat. Subarea International Cooperation is the technical unit responsible for supporting and monitoring activities CISSCAD.


Currently Dr. Fernando Llorca Castro, Executive President of the CCSS, holds the Pro Tempore Presidency. According to article 23, First Agreement of the Act of the XXXVIII Ordinary Assembly, the Presidency Pro Tempore 2018-2019 will be assumed by the Instituto Guatemaltelco de Seguridad Social, XXXIX Ordinary Assembly will be held on 5 to 7 March 2018 in Guatemala.



The history of the integration of Central America as an ideal aspiration is reflected with facts, from the signing in 1824 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Central America in 1965, with the formation of the Organization of Central American States (OCAS) thereafter, on December 13, 1991, was signed in Tegucigalpa Honduras, the Protocol to the Letter of the Organization of American States, which was also signed by Panama, which became effective on 23 July 1992. This protocol created the Central American Integration System (SICA), which became operational in 1993.


In the framework of social security, it is created in the midst of the XIII Summit of Presidents of Central America in 1992, at the end of the activities of the Association of Social Security Institutions in Central America and Panama -AISSCAP, the Central Council of Institutions social Security - COCISS, with the main role in providing regional executive body in order order to strengthen regional cooperation actions and cooperate in favor of Central American integration in social security.


The COCISS, implemented major projects, among which can be included: the Central American Multilateral Agreement on Emergency Care for foreign insured patients by Social Security institutions, Agreement Human Resource Training in Hospital Management, Project Neonatal Resuscitation Training the Project Early Detection Cervical Cancer, the agreement to Human Resource Training in Health Careers in the Field of Social Security and the Agreement of Drug Quality.


For 2005, the important contribution to the región stands out with the Multilateral Agreement for the Protection of Health secured foreigners in Transit Social Security Institutions in Central America, which includes member countries COCISS.



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