With the publication of Federal Law 13,097 on January 20, 2015, the health services sector in Brazil was effectively opened to foreign capital.

The new law authorizes the full participation of foreign capital (including the holding of a controlling stake), either directly or indirectly, in Brazilian companies that operate general or specialized hospitals, policlinics, and general or specialized clinics.

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