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Law of 14 February 1998, on the law on the Organization We care research Netherlands Beatrix, by the grace of God, Queen of the Netherlands, Princess of Orange-Nassau, etc. etc. etc.
All who read this will see or hear, greetings! do: So We have considered, that in order to promote the coherence and improve the prioritisation with regard to projects, experiments, research and development in the field of health, prevention and care is desirable to set up an organization;
So it is, that we heard, the Council of State, and with agreement of the States-General of the Netherlands, as we find good goedgevonden and have understood and understand to this: § 1. Definitions Article 1 In this Act and the provisions based thereupon, the following definitions shall apply: a. the Minister: the Minister of health, welfare and Sport;
b. Programme: a coherent set of projects, experiments, research and development in the field of health, prevention and care, focused on practice issues;
c. Organization: the organization referred to in article 2.
§ 2. Establishment and tasks of the organization Article 2 1 there is an organization care research Netherlands (Sun).
2 the Organization shall have legal personality and is set in a place to be determined by the Minister.
3 independent administrative authorities is The framework law on the Organization of application.
Article 3 1 the Organization's task is to do run and subsidizing or providing contracts relating to projects, experiments, research and development in the field of health, prevention and care. The Organization monitors the quality and consistency and also boost the use of the results.
2 by order in Council may be provided that the Minister may instruct the Organization the activities listed in the first paragraph to be carried out on other, related areas designated in the measure.
3 the organization may with the consent of the Minister the activities listed in the first paragraph, also at the request of third parties as far as this break-even is and the work fall within the areas referred to in paragraph 1 or 2. A ministerial order may in relation to the work for third party arrangements.
4 the organization performs its task in alignment with the Netherlands Organisation for scientific research, as well as other organizations that organize activities as referred to in the first paragraph, finance or carry out.
§ 3. Composition, powers and functioning governance Article 4 1 the Board of the organization consists of a maximum of nine members including the President.
2 appointment of the members of the Board will take place in a personal capacity.
3 the Board is composed of experts in the work of the organization. At the composition of the Board the objective of proportional participation of women and persons of ethnic and cultural minority groups to the Board.
4 the Chairman and the Secretary, referred to in article 6, paragraph 3, the decisions of the Board and represent the Organization together in and out of court.
5 the appointment shall be for a period of four years. The members are eligible for reappointment once afterwards.
6 If a mid-term vacancy occurs, a designation in place that vacancy for the remainder of the parliamentary term.
Article 5 [expired per 01-07-2011] article 6 1 the Board of the organization is to promote the preparation and implementation of its support work by an agency headed by a Director.
2 the Board appoints, suspends and relieve the Director.
3 the Director is Secretary of the Board of the organization.
Article 7 1 the Board of the Organization proposes a bestuursreglement.
2 in any case, The bestuursreglement contains rules concerning: a. the working methods of the Board;
b. the establishment, composition and working methods of program committees;
c. the functions and powers of the Director.
Article 8 [expired per 01-07-2011] § 4. The programs, the annual plans and the funding Article 9 1 the Minister designates areas for which a program will be established.
2 the Board of the Organization, on the basis of the given instructions and established rules, a programme after approval by the Minister.
3 the program includes: a. a description of the expected results of the programme;
b. a description of the activities, the cohesion between them and the priority and the duration of the programme;
c. a description of the method of execution and the associated costs;
d. the quality criteria that projects, experiments, research and development.
Article 10 before 1 november of each financial year, the Board of the Organization, having regard to the maximum referred to in article 12, paragraph 2, budget, in a year plan which activities in the next fiscal year with a view to achieving the programs will be carried out. The annual plan is at the same time as the budget, referred to in article 26 of the framework law independent administrative bodies, to the Minister.
Article 11 1 governance of the Organization, projects, experiments, research and development in accordance with the annual plan and budget.
2 the Board of the Organization for the funding of research and development projects, experiments, rules concerning: a. the procedural conditions to be eligible for funding, procedures for requesting and providing grant, the advance payment on, the obligations inherent to a grant and the grant adoption;
b. the method of granting of contracts, the procedures to be followed and the conditions to be laid down.
3 The rules referred to in the second paragraph require the approval of our Minister.
§ 5. Financial provisions article 12 1 the fiscal year is equal to the calendar year.
2 the Minister shall adopt, before 1 October preceding the maximum to the Organization to make available budget.
(3) without prejudice to article 27 of the framework law self-government, is included in the budget a overall multiannual estimate.
Article 13 the amount of the approved budget of the organization is charged to: a. 's National greenhouse, b. third parties, in so far as it concerns activities which are carried out at the request of these third parties.
Article 14 The Management Board shall adopt the annual report and the annual accounts referred to in articles 18 and 34 of the framework law self-government, generally available.
Article 15 [expired per 01-07-2011] article 16 1 a ministerial order may be made in respect of the financial management rules, the presentation of the budget and the financial report, the scope and application of the Equalization reserve, and the auditing.
2 without prejudice to article 35, paragraph 4, of the framework law independent administrative bodies does the accountant also report of its findings as to whether the management and the way in which the organization is organized meet the requirements of legality, orderliness and controllability.
Article 17 upon completion of a program brings the Board a report of the results of the program, and forward this to our Minister.
Article 18 [expired per 01-07-2011] article 19 [expired per 01-07-2011] § 7. Transitional and final provisions article 20 by way of derogation from article 4, paragraph 5, for the first time, half of the number of members of the Board appointed for two years and the other members, including the President, for four years.
Article 21 1 the law on praeventiefonds is hereby repealed.
2 Praeventiefonds shall ensure the continuation and conclusion of the Administration, the file manager and the cash-flow management and shall, within six months after the date of entry into force of this law to the Minister a final accountability in. For the implementation of the first sentence in the Praeventiefonds remains until two months after the date on which the justification is submitted.
Article 22 [Red: modifies the law financing national insurance.]
Article 23 1 with effect from the date of entry into force of this law, the staff at the Praeventiefonds of right and appointed as an officer in the service of the organization.
2 as of the date of entry into force of this law are members of the staff of the Ministry of health, welfare and Sport, whose name and function are indicated on a list adopted by the Minister, of right and appointed as an officer in the service of the organization.
3 the transition from the staff referred to in the first and second paragraph takes place with a legal position which as a whole at least equivalent to those applicable to each of them respectively at the gold Praeventiefonds the Ministry of health, welfare and Sport.
Article 24 1 the rights and obligations of the Praeventiefonds go about on the organization.
2 the Minister determines the rights and obligations of the State are assigned to the organization. It is the norm that pass that rights and obligations by the State for the entry into force of this law and relate to activities that are acquired as a result of the entry into force of this law pass on the organization.
3 The rights referred to in paragraphs 1 and 2 and obligations go with effect from the date of entry into force of this law under general title and to not have on the organization.
1 The archive documents of the Praeventiefonds go as of entry into force of this law to the Organization, in so far as they are not in accordance with the provisions of the public records Act 1995 are transferred to an archive repository.
2 archive documents of the Ministry of health, welfare and Sport as far as related to activities as a result of the entry into force of this law pass on the organisation, with effect from the date of entry into force of this law to the Organization, in so far as they are not in accordance with the public records Act 1995 are transferred to an archive repository.
Article 26 In legal procedures and judicial proceedings in relation to activities which as a result of the entry into force of this law pass to the organization that the Praeventiefonds or the Ministry of health, welfare and Sport is concerned, from the date of entry into force of this law the organization instead of Praeventiefonds or our Minister.
Article 27 this law shall enter into force at a time determined by Royal Decree.
Article 28 this Act may be referred to as: the law on the Organization care research Netherlands.
Charges and recommend that this in the Official Gazette will be placed and that all ministries, authorities, bodies and officials whom it may concern, to the exact implementation will keep the hand.
To Lech, 14 February 1998 given Beatrix the Minister of health, welfare and Sport, e. Borst-Eilers Issued the 10th March 1998 the Minister of Justice, w. Sorgdrager
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