National Agency "public Health Agency" Regulations

Original Language Title: Valsts aģentūras "Sabiedrības veselības aģentūra" nolikums

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Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 433 Riga, 26 June 2007 (pr. No 37 32) National Agency "public health agency" Regulations Issued under the public law agency 8. the third paragraph of article i. General questions 1. Public Agency "public health agency" (hereinafter referred to as the Agency) is the Minister of health in the country monitoring the direct regulatory authority. Minister of health monitoring agency is implemented by the Ministry of health.
2. the objective of the Agency is the public health policy of the country. 
II. Agency functions, tasks and rights 3. the Agency shall have the following functions: 3.1 carry infectious diseases and other diseases, as well as the monitoring of the environmental factors that cause disease;
3.2. take public health monitoring;
3.3. provide methodological support for the medical institutions of public health matters;
3.4. to coordinate the management of the emergency situation in the event of a threat to public health;
3.5. build and develop mental health, drugs, psychotropic and toxic substances, alcohol and tobacco the national cross-sector information and monitoring systems and coordinate their activities;
3.6. the European Drugs and drug addiction monitoring centre's National Coordinator, national reference centres and national focal point function in the European drug information and monitoring network (Reitox);
3.7. the World Health Organization the coordination point between the functions of the health and international rules;
3.8. to fulfil the national competent authority for cooperation with the European Commission and the European food safety authority, the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 December 2006, Regulation No 1924/2006 on nutrition and health claims made on foods.
4. the Agency shall have the following tasks: 4.1 develop proposals for public health improvement and health protection;
4.2. to carry, to propose and coordinate research on public health issues;
4.3. develop methodological recommendations and public health practice guidelines;
4.4. identify public health problems (also in cooperation with the State environmental protection authorities to assess the environmental and human health are interrelated), to prepare proposals for the policy, legislation and effective problem solving in the public health field and submit them to the Ministry of health;
4.5. to participate in the public health strategy, to collect, compile and analyze information related to the achievement of the objectives of the strategy;
4.6. to provide advice, recommendations, and other assistance to interested institutions in specific public health problems by participating in workshops and conferences, as well as facilitating the exchange of information;
4.7. to carry out disease prevention and control of communicable diseases;
4.8. to organize and make drinking water and bathing water quality monitoring;
4.9. to participate in the management of emergencies involving threats to public health;
4.10. to participate in the European Union's early warning system "Rapid alert system for Biological and Chemical Agent attacks" in the maintenance and coordination of the Republic of Latvia in relation to biological, chemical and radioactive products;
4.11. to participate in the European Union's infectious disease early warning and response system (ewrs) in the maintenance and coordination of activity in the Republic of Latvia;
4.12. to participate in the early drug warning system design and operation;
4.13. provide methodological recommendations for mental health policy, limiting the spread of infectious diseases and addictive substances, reduction in the distribution and use of policy making and implementation;
4.14. to ensure the implementation of the programme of the national budget to public health;
4.15. in accordance with the laws, regulations, international agreements and the Agency's competence to represent the Republic of Latvia abroad;
4.16. to cooperate with foreign and between institutions, to participate in the tautiskaj between the folksy projects, as well as to ensure the exchange of information within the scope of the Agency;
4. organize and manage addictive substances national information system;
4.18. to provide within the framework of the national budget appropriations allocated to the targeted and effective.
5. the Agency shall have the following rights: 5.1. request from natural and legal persons in the performance of the tasks of the necessary information;
5.2. the charge for public services provided;
5.3. to engage the European Commission and international programmes and projects. 
III. governance and structure of the Agency. The work of the agency headed by the Director of the Agency. The Agency's Director shall make public administration facilities Act direct authorities managerial functions and public agency law. The Director recruiting and dismissal of the Health Minister.
7. the Agency is made up of territorial departments – branches, which operate in accordance with the Agency's rules of procedure approved by the Director. Branches of the Agency shall establish, reorganise or terminate the Agency's Director after consulting with the Minister of health. 
IV. Agency Advisory Board 8. Health Minister creates Advisory Council of the Agency (hereinafter referred to as the Board).
9. the Advisory Council shall operate in accordance with its Statute. Advisory Council by-laws approved by the Minister of health.
10. the Advisory Board has the following tasks: to facilitate the Agency's activities 10.1. strategies for effective implementation and agency objectives and functions;
10.2. to monitor its compliance with the public administration and health policy;
10.3. promote and support cross-sectoral cooperation within the competence of the Agency in the implementation of the existing issues.
11. the work of the Council to ensure the Agency's facilities. 
V. Agency assets and financial resources of the Agency with its 12 possession passed to the Act public law agency in article 16.
13. the Agency's financial resources shall consist of: 13.1. State budget grant from the general revenue;
13.2. the same revenue, revenue for public services provided by the Agency and project competitions assigned funds;
13.3. foreign financial assistance, donations and gifts. 
Vi. Activities of the Agency in ensuring the rule of law and reporting 14. Agency staff decisions and actual action may be challenged, submitting the application the Agency Director. The Director of the Agency's decision may appeal to the Court.
15. The Director of the Agency to succeed administrative provisions and actual action may be challenged in the Ministry of health. The Ministry of health decision may appeal to the Court.
16. The Director of the Agency in the administration of the contract within the time limits and procedures shall be submitted to the Ministry of health of the current report and the annual report on its activities and the use of financial resources. 
VII. final question 17. Be declared unenforceable: 17.1. Cabinet of Ministers of 27 December 2001, Regulation No 551 "national agencies" public health agency "Statute" (Latvian journal, 2001; 2003, 188 no 167. No; 2005, 80, 210. No; 2006, nr. 12);
17.2. The Cabinet of Ministers on 15 March 2005, Regulation No 186 "State mental health Statute of the Agency" (Latvian journal, 2005, 46, nr. 172);
17.3. The Cabinet of Ministers of 27 April 2004, Regulation No 430 "At the State Agency's rules" (Latvian journal, 2004, 68 no; 2006, 21 n.);
17.4. The Cabinet of Ministers of 14 December 2004, Regulation No 1014 "sexually transmitted skin disease and State Agency regulations" (Latvian journal, 2004, nr. 201; 2005, 111 no);
17.5. Cabinet 1 February 2005 rules no. 83 "AIDS prevention centre rules" (Latvian journal, 2005, nr. 20; 2006, nr. 12).
Prime Minister a. Halloween Health-Welfare Minister Minister d. Staķ is the Editorial Note: the entry into force of the provisions by 29 June 2007.