The Act Of 4 September 1997 On The Government Departments

Original Language Title: USTAWA z dnia 4 września 1997 r. o działach administracji rządowej

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Chapter 1 General provisions Article. 1. [range] the Act provides for a range of government departments, hereinafter referred to as "departments", and the property of the Minister of the marshaling the customer.

Article. 2. [the application of the Act to the Presidents of the committees] Act shall apply mutatis mutandis to the Presidents of the certain laws of the committees, who are called the Council of Ministers is subject to the provisions of these laws on direct contact by the Committee, and subject to article 8. 18. Article. 3. [to establish detailed the scope of the Minister of the marshaling the specified customer] 1. Determine the detailed scope of the Minister of the marshaling the specified customer follows on the principles set out in the regulations issued on the basis of art. 33 para. 1 paragraph 1 of the Act of 8 August 1996 on the Council of Ministers (OJ of 2012.392), taking account of the provisions of this Act.

2. the Division of the Ministry of the organizational, made in accordance with article 5. 39 of the Act, referred to in paragraph 1. 1, account shall be taken of the Division into sections in this way, that corresponds to the Department as a whole one or more departments.

Article. 4. [the Ministers competent for marked the name of the Department] 1. The Minister of marshaling the specified customer is defined as the Minister responsible for the marked the name of the Department, referred to in article 1. 5.2. Minister of the head of the Government Department has jurisdiction in matters concerning the Government set out in the Act, with the exception of cases reserved in the separate provisions of the competence of another authority.

3. The Ministers competent for cases marked the name of the Department may perform other functions and powers, if you provide a separate legislation.

4. Directing the departments of Government, referred to in article 1. Article 5, point 2, 3 and 7, shall be entrusted to a single Minister.

5. Directing the departments of Government, referred to in article 1. 5 paragraph 8 and 27, is entrusted to a single Minister.

Article. 4A. [qualifications] 1. Minister of the head of the Government Department, subject to article 22. 33A paragraph. 4, has jurisdiction in cases of recognition of qualifications in regulated professions and recognition to make or perform activities that belong to the Department.

2. Recognition of qualifications in regulated professions and recognition of qualifications to undertake or pursue activities belonging to this chapter means the recognition of those qualifications within the meaning provided for in the European Union.

3. the Minister head of Government Department may, by regulation, license to perform the tasks referred to in paragraph 1. 1 the authority or the organizational unit responsible to a Minister, the self-regulatory body, organization or registration authority.



Section 2 classification of government departments Art. 5. [Sections of Government] departments shall be as follows: 1) public administration;

1A) construction, local planning and spatial planning and housing;

2) budget;

3) public finances;

4) economy;

5) maritime;

6) water management;

7) financial institutions;

7A) Informatics;

8) membership of the Republic of Poland in the European Union;

9) culture and protection of national heritage;

10) physical culture;

11) connectivity;

12) (repealed);

13) Science;

14) defence;

15) education and upbringing;

16) work;

17) agriculture;

18) rural development;

18A) regional development;

18B) agricultural markets;

18 c) fisheries;

19) the State Treasury;

20) justice;

21) higher education;

22) transport;

22A) tourism;

23);

23A) family;

24) Internal Affairs;

25) religious and ethnic minorities;

26) social security;

27) Foreign Affairs;

28) health.

Article. 6. [Department of public administration] 1. Public Działadministracja includes: 1) Administration, including the organisation of public administration and administrative procedures;

2) reform and the organisation of public administration structures;

3) complex government administrative;

4) Administrative Division of the State and the names of settlements and physiographic objects;

4A) geodesy and cartography;

4B) counter the effects of natural disasters and other similar events threaten popular;

4 c) disaster relief and other similar events threaten popular;

5) (repealed);

6) public collections;

7) keep a register of entities carrying out professional activities of lobby groups.

2. the competent Minister of the public administration supervises the main Surveyor Country, National Commission of the Uwłaszczeniową and, on the basis of compliance with the law, over the activities of the regional boards of Auditors.

3. Whenever the competent minister or head of the central authority determines, on the basis of the provisions of a separate, territorial scope of activities under him or supervised by the authorities or other organizational units, the term is made in consultation with the competent Minister of public administration.

Article. 7. [the Department budget] Department budget includes: 1) the development of the State budget, except for matters reserved to the competence of the proper Minister of public financies-State budget, control the execution of the State budget and the preparation of reports on the implementation of the budget of the State;

2) system of financing: a) local government, b) budgetary sphere, c) the security of the State;

3) resulting from public debt management.

Article. 8. [Department of public finances] 1. Department of finance public affairs includes the implementation of the revenue and expenditure of the State budget.

2. The proper Minister of public financies is responsible, on the basis, in the manner and within the limits laid down special provisions, in particular: 1) implementing revenue from direct taxes, indirect and charges;

2) coordinating and organizing financial cooperation, credit and payment from abroad, in the development of related issues and cooperation with international financial organisations;

3) implementation of the rules on customs duty;

3A) cooperation in the creation of the common customs tariff;

4) funding units that perform tasks covered by the budget of the State and local government funding;

5) investigation of State duties;

6) games of chance, betting, slot machine game and play on the low-Prize machines;

7) accounting and review;

8) foreign exchange law;

9) balance sheet public sector finance and forecasting of the balance of payments;

10) control stamp and the supervision of tax inspection authorities;

10A) the coordination of management control and internal audit units of the public finance sector;

10B) case responsibility for violation of discipline of public finances;

11) (repealed).

3. (repealed).

4. The Minister competent for the public finances are subject to Inspector General of a tax audit, the head of the customs service, the directors of the boards of Treasury and heads of tax offices.

Article. 9. [the Department economy] 1. Department of Economic Affairs includes the economy, including economic competitiveness, economic cooperation with foreign countries, energy, conformity assessment, measurement and probiernictwa, industrial property, innovation, economic activity, promotion of the Polish economy in the country and abroad, and cooperation with local government organisations.

2. To the Minister responsible for the economy are in particular: 1) shape the conditions for the taking up and pursuit of the business;

2) take action-enhancing competitiveness and innovation of the Polish economy;

3) formulating assumptions for economic cooperation with foreign countries;

4) cooperation with international organisations of an economic nature and activities in the field of shaping and implementing the principles of trade of the European Union with third countries, including in particular in the framework of the common commercial policy of the European Union;

5) economic development, including the promotion of export development and investment Polish abroad and encourage the inflow of foreign direct investment;

6) supervision of the provision of services related to the electronic signature within the meaning of the provisions on electronic signatures;

7) the operation of the national electricity system, taking into account the principles of rational economic and energy security needs of the country;

8) activities related to the use of nuclear energy on the socio-economic needs of the country;

9) control the marketing of goods, technologies and services of strategic importance for the security of the State, as well as for the maintenance of international peace and security in connection with agreements and international obligations;

10) implementation of the measures for administering the turnover of goods and services, as well as the case of imports and exports of technology.

3. the competent Minister for Economic Affairs supervises the Ceo Main Office of measurement and over the activities of the Patent Office of the Republic of Poland.

4. The Minister competent for Economic Affairs shall be the Office of technical inspection, the Agency of material Reserves and Poland Agency for enterprise development.


5. the competent Minister for Economic Affairs acts as the Coordinator of the national system of notification of standards and legislation.

Article. 9A. [Section construction] 1. Department of construction, local planning and zoning and housing includes: 1) architecture;

2) construction;

3) architectural and construction;

4) planning and spatial planning at local level;

5) to support housing;

6) property management;

7) municipal infrastructure;

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2. the competent Minister of construction, the local planning and land-use planning and housing, oversees the main Inspector construction supervision.

Article. 10. [Department of maritime] 1. Department of Maritime Affairs includes: 1) maritime transport and shipping;

2) marine areas;

3) ports and marinas;

4) (repealed);

5) the protection of the marine environment.

2. the competent Minister of maritime economy maritime administration is the authority within the meaning of the separate.

Article. 11. [Department of water management] 1. Department of water management includes: 1) formation, protection and rational use of water resources;

2) maintenance of inland surface waters, owned by the State Treasury, together with technical infrastructure related to these waters, including buildings and equipment;

3) construction, modernization and maintenance of inland waterways;

4) flood protection, including construction, modernization and maintenance of water equipment before the flood protection and coordination activities to cover and flood;

5) functioning of the national hydrological services-meteorological and hydrogeological services of the State, with the exception of groundwater quality monitoring issues;

6) international cooperation on border waters in terms of jobs belonging to the Department.

2. the competent Minister in charge of water management has supervision over the activities of the President of the National Board of the water management and the Institute of meteorology and water management.

Article. 12. [Department of financial institutions] 1. Department of financial institutions includes the case of the functioning of the financial market, in the case of banks, insurance companies, mutual funds and other institutions carrying out activities in this market.

2. the competent Minister in charge of financial institutions perform specified in separate regulations the task of trading and initializes a Government policy concerning the securities market.

3. (repealed).

Article. 12A. [Department of Informatics] Department of Informatics includes: 1) computerization of public administration;

2) systems and networks of public administration;

3) technologies and techniques;

4) it;

5) encourage investment in the field of computer science;

6) uses of information technology in the information society;

7) the development of the information society;

7A) marginalisation digital;

7B) the development of electronic services and on-demand services;

8) implementation of the international obligations of the Republic of Poland in the field of information technology;

9) coordination of interoperability.

Article. 13. [scope membership department Affairs of Poland in the European Union] 1. Department of the Polish membership in the European Union includes: 1) the participation of the Government in the work of the bodies of the European Union;

2) information activities and education designed to spread knowledge of the European integration and the terms of the European Union and the Council of Ministers ' policy in this area;

3) compliance Polish system of law with European Union law, and the protection of the interests of the Republic of Poland in proceedings before the judicial authorities of the European Union and the European free trade agreement (EFTA);

4) prepare the Government to carry out the tasks arising from the membership of the Republic of Poland in the European Union;

5) employment of Polish citizens in the institutions and agendas of the European Union.

2. the competent Minister of the Polish membership in the European Union in matters referred to in paragraph 1. 1, paragraph 1, in particular, is developing a policy strategy of the Republic of Poland within the framework of the European Union, and initiates and develops government documents related to the participation in the work of the bodies of the European Union or reviewing them for compliance with this strategy.

3. the competent Minister of the Polish membership in the European Union in matters referred to in paragraph 1. 1, paragraph 3, in particular: 1) coordinates the implementation of the rights of the European Union to the Polish system of law;

2), submit to the Council of Ministers of the European Union law compliance reviews of government projects applicable legislation and international agreements;

3) consulted on the principles set out in the rules of Parliament, bills as to their compliance with the law of the European Union;

4) provides, subject to the provisions of the separate representation of the Republic of Poland in proceedings before the judicial authorities of the European Union and the European free trade agreement (EFTA).

Article. 14. [Department of culture and protection of national heritage] 1. Department of culture and national heritage protection includes case development and care for the material and spirit national heritage and cultural activities, including the State patronage over this activity, in particular in the areas of: 1) perpetuate and spread the tradition of national and State;

2) preservation and care for monuments;

3) museums;

4) memorials, graves and war cemeteries, monuments and their protected zones;

5) the creative, artistic, folk culture and handicrafts and their protection;

6) publishing, bookselling, libraries and reading;

7) cultural education;

8) art exhibitions;

9) audiovisual policy, in particular with regard to the press, radio, television and cinematography;

10) amateur art movement, organizations and regional associations and socio-cultural;

11) cultural exchanges with foreign countries;

12) and activities and entertainment.

2. the competent Minister for Cultural Affairs and national heritage protection supervises the Chief Director of the National Archives.

3. The Minister competent for Cultural Affairs and the protection of the national heritage shall be subject to the Council for the protection of struggle and Martyrdom.

Article. 15. [Department of physical culture] Department of physical culture includes: 1) sport;

2) physical education;

3) rehabilitation.

Article. 16. [Department of communications] 1. Department of communications includes postal and telecommunications matters.

2. the competent Minister of communications supervises the Office of electronic communication.

Article. 17. (repealed).

Article. 18. [the Department science] Department of Science includes the case of science, including research and development.

Article. 19. [Department of national defense] 1. Department of national defence shall, in time of peace, the case: 1) the defence of the State and of the Polish armed forces, hereinafter referred to as "armed forces", 2) participation of the Republic of Poland in military ventures of international organizations and for the discharge of military obligations arising from international agreements, 3) offset contracts unless under separate provisions of specific cases belong to the range of tasks and powers of the President of the Republic of Poland or other State bodies.

2. the competent Minister of national defence shall perform the duties and powers of the Minister of national defence referred to in article 1. paragraph 134. 2 and 5, of the Constitution of the Republic of Poland of 2 April 1997 (Journal of laws No. 78, item 483., as amended).

3. the Minister of national defence shall exercise supervision over the activities of the military property agency.

Article. 20. [Department of education and upbringing] 1. Department of education and upbringing includes: 1) education, teaching, education, physical education for children and young people, with the exception of cases reserved to the competence of other bodies of public administration;

2) children's and youth organization, including funding of State tasks carried out by these organisations;

3) provide material assistance to children and adolescents;

4) international collaboration of children and youth.

2. (repealed).

Article. 21. [the Department work] 1. Department work includes: 1) on employment and counteracting unemployment;

2) labour relations and working conditions;

3) salaries and employee benefits;

4) of the collective labour relations and collective bargaining;

5) trade unions and employers ' organisations.

2. (repealed).

Article. 22. [Department of Agriculture] 1. Department of agriculture includes: 1) crop production and crop protection;

2) seed, with the exception of forest reproductive material;

3) livestock production and animal husbandry;

4) the protection of animal health, veterinary public health and protection of animals;

5) health surveillance the quality of foodstuffs of animal origin, in their sourcing, manufacturing, processing and storage;

5A) supervision of the marketing of veterinary medicinal products and medical devices used in veterinary medicine;


5B) health surveillance the quality of feedingstuffs and genetically designed for feed use or feed of genetically modified for certain tasks or activities referred to the relevant provisions;

6) (repealed);

7) (repealed);

8) (repealed);

9) agricultural chambers, unions, socio-occupational organizations of farmers and farmers;

10) (repealed);

11) (repealed).

2. (repealed).

3. The Minister competent for agriculture are subject to Inspection, plant protection and seed [1], Veterinary Inspection and Central Test Cultivars.

Article. 23. [Department of rural development] 1. Department of rural development include: 1) shaping the agricultural regime;

2) protect the land for agricultural purposes;

3) merge and exchange of land, gleboznawczej land classification and allocation and delimitation of property within the village;

4) rural infrastructure, in particular: (a)), in matters not covered by the Department of water management, supply and agriculture in water and wastewater treatment and waste management, b) electrification and gasification in matters not covered by the Department of economy and telefonizacji villages in matters not covered by the Department of communications, c) work urządzeniowo-agricultural soils of the State Treasury;

5) (repealed);

6) (repealed);

7) (repealed);

8) enterprise development, including, in particular, raising professional qualifications, promote non-agricultural professional and economic activities of the village inhabitants;

9) social insurance of farmers.

1a. the social insurance of farmers the competent minister of rural development works with the Minister competent for social security.

2. (repealed).

3. the competent Minister in charge of rural development shall exercise supervision over the activities of the Agency for restructuring and modernisation of agriculture and the agricultural property agency.

3A. the competent Minister for rural development shall be subject to the President of the Agricultural Social Insurance Fund.

4. (repealed).

Article. 23A. [Department of regional development] regional development Division includes: 1) programming and coordination of development policy, in particular the development of projects development strategies;

2) programming and the implementation of regional policy;

2A) planning and planning at national and regional level;

2B) for urban policy;

3) development programming documents from a range of socio-economic, regional and spatial development of the country, including the underpinning to the fundraising and development of the European Union and other foreign sources;

4) exercise, unless this Act provides otherwise, the tasks of the Member State referred to in the legislation of the European Union concerning the structural funds and the Cohesion Fund;

5) development analysis and forecasting socio-economic development, regional and spatial, in the report on the socio-economic development, regional and spatial;

6) assessment of compliance of government strategies and development programmes, within the meaning of the policy, development policy with the medium-term strategy for the development of the country;

7) management of programmes co-financed by the structural funds and the Cohesion Fund, including sectoral operational programmes, with the exception of programmes managed by boards of Directors, the Minister responsible for rural development, and the Minister responsible for fisheries;

8) conclusion, controlling the execution and settlement of provincial contracts;

9) cooperation with local government units and organizations develop them, as well as with socio-economic partners, with regard to the socio-economic development, regional and spatial;

10) the coordination of the development by local authorities provinces regional operational programmes, the conclusion of regional agreements, as well as the monitoring and evaluation of the course of their execution.

Article. 23B [Department of agricultural markets] 1. Department of agricultural markets include case processing and agri-food in-store solutions, quality commercial agri-food and agricultural markets.

2. the competent Minister of agricultural markets supervises the agricultural market Agency.

3. The Minister competent for the agricultural markets is subject to agri-food Commercial quality inspection.

Article. 23 c [Department of fisheries] 1. Department of fisheries includes: 1) inland fisheries and sea fishing;

2) rational management of the living resources of the sea;

3) fisheries management and organisation of the market in fish;

4) producer organisations, associations of producer organisations and inter-branch organisations.

2. the competent Minister for fisheries are subject to the size of the sea fisheries inspectors.

Article. 24. the [Department of Justice] 1. Działsprawiedliwość includes: 1) the judiciary;

2) the public prosecutor's Office, notaries, the bar and legal advisers, in terms of the provisions of the separate;

3) exercise of sanctions and educational measures and measure poprawczego ordered by the courts and victim assistance;

4) certified translators.

2. the competent Minister of Justice provides preparation of draft codification of civil law, including family and criminal law.

3. the competent Minister of Justice shall have jurisdiction in matters of judicial system in the non-reserved matters separate laws to the competence of other State bodies and taking into account the principle of judicial independence.

4. The Minister competent for Justice Affairs shall be subject to the Central Board of the prison service.

Article. 25. [the State Department] 1. The Treasury Department includes matters relating to the management of the property of the State Treasury, including the exercise of property rights and personal rights of the Treasury, commercialization and privatization, in particular the State-owned enterprises, as well as the protection of the interests of the Treasury, with the exception of matters which under separate rules are assigned to different departments.

2. the competent Minister of the Treasury represents the State Treasury to the extent referred to in paragraph 1. 1, taking into account the provisions of separate.

3. the competent Minister of the Treasury can initiate State policy in the field of privatisation communal property, as well as activities related to the promotion of the development and promotion of the financial market in Poland, in particular by promoting investment in the capital market as part of the ongoing privatization process.

3A. the competent Minister of the State Treasury supervises the activities of the State Attorney General of the State Treasury.

4. (repealed).

Article. 26. [Department of higher education] 1. Department of higher education includes the case of higher education, including specified in separate regulations case supervision of higher education, and funding of science in higher education.

2. the competent Minister of higher education shall coordinate the recognition of qualifications in regulated professions and activities and shall take steps to share information on the recognition of those qualifications.

Article. 27. [transport Department] 1. Department of transport includes: 1) the operation and development of transport infrastructure, in particular for the construction, modernization, maintenance and protection of public roads, including highways, and railways, airports and ports and inland waterways in the field of inland waterway transport;

2) of the road, rail, air and inland waterway transport;

3) transport of people and things automotive transportation, rail, air and inland waterway transport;

4) public transport.

2. the competent Minister of transport supervises the Office of civil aviation, the General Director of national roads and motorways, the President of the Office of rail transport and road transport Officer.

3. The Minister competent for transportation are subject to Technical supervision of Transport, waterway authorities and air navigation Agency Poland.

Article. 27. [Section hiking] Department of tourism includes tourism development Affairs of the country and market regulation mechanisms.

Article. 28. [Department of the environment] 1. Department of the environment includes: 1) and environmental protection and the rational use of its resources;

2) on the protection of nature, including national parks and landscapes, nature reserves, and the protection of plant and animal species, protected forests, animals and other creations of nature;

2A) (repealed);

3) geology;

4) management of natural resources;

5) (repealed);

6) monitoring compliance with requirements for environmental protection and research of the State of the environment;

7) forestry;

8) the protection of forests and forest land;

9) hunting;

10) [2] genetically modified micro-organisms and genetically modified organisms, with the exception of matters relating to the issuing of authorisations for the placing on the market of foods and pharmaceuticals and genetically designed for feed use or feed of genetically modified for certain tasks or activities specified by the relevant provisions.

2. the competent Minister for the environment is subject to the General Director of environment.


3. the competent Minister of the environment has oversight of the President of the State Agency of atomic physics, President of the State Mining Authority and the main Inspector of environmental protection, as well as over the activities of the National Fund for environmental protection and water management and the State Forestry "State forests".

Article. 28A. [Family Division] Department family includes: 1) demographic circumstances in the country;

2) care for a child up to 3 years;

3) protection and support families with children, in particular, families in difficult circumstances and social;

4) the development of foster care over the child;

5) to coordinate and organize the cooperation of public authorities, non-governmental organisations and institutions in the implementation of the rights of the family and the child;

6) international cooperation for the realization and protection of the rights of the family and the child.

Article. 29. [Department of Internal Affairs] 1. Department of Home Affairs includes: 1) the protection of the safety and public order;

2) protection of the State border, the border traffic control and aliens and the coordination of activities related to migration policy;

3) crisis management;

4) civil defense;

5) fire protection;

6) (repealed);

6a) (repealed);

7) supervision of mountain and water rescue;

8) nationality;

9) population, identity cards and passports;

10) registration of civil status and changes of names and surnames.

2. If the information obtained by the bodies and agencies of the supervised subordinate or subordinated to the Minister competent for internal affairs may be relevant to the security of the State, the minister shall forward it without delay to the message of the President of Polish Republic and the President of the Council of Ministers.

3. (repealed).

4. the competent Minister for internal affairs shall exercise supervision over the activities of the police, border guard, State Fire Department, civil defense of the country, the head of the Office for Foreigners, the National Crime Information Center and the Government Protection Bureau.

Article. 30. [Department of religious and ethnic minorities] Department of religious and ethnic minorities includes: 1) relationship of the State with the Catholic Church and other churches and religious associations;

2) associated with the behaviour and development of the cultural identity of national and ethnic minorities, civic and social integration of persons belonging to those minorities, as well as preserving and development of the regional language.

Article. 31. [Social Security Department] 1. Social Security Department includes: 1) social insurance and social supply;

2) pension funds;

3) social assistance and benefits for individuals and households in hardship and social;

4) counter the ills;

5) Government programs in the field of social assistance, in particular for persons and households in hardship and social, as well as for groups at risk of social exclusion;

6) social services, employment, social and professional rehabilitation of persons with disabilities;

7) war veterans and repressed persons;

8) coordination of social security systems, with the exception of the medicinal benefits in kind;

9) public benefit activities, including supervision of the conduct of this activity by non-profit organisations;

10) coordinate and organize cooperation between public administrations, entities acting in the sphere of public benefit, including non-governmental organizations.

2. (repealed).

2A. the competent Minister in charge of social security supervises Social Insurance.

3. The Minister competent for social security is the head of the Office for war veterans and Repressed Persons.

Article. 32. [Department of Foreign Affairs] 1. Department of Foreign Affairs include: 1) relations of the Republic of Poland with other countries and international organisations;

2) represent and protect the interests of the Republic of Poland abroad, including before the courts and international tribunals subject to art. 13 paragraph 1. 1 paragraph 3;

3) coordination of foreign policy of the Republic of Poland;

4) represent and protect the interests of Polish citizens and Polish legal persons abroad, as well as cooperation with the Poles resident abroad, including the promotion of Polish cultural and educational institutions abroad;

5) development cooperation, including humanitarian assistance;

6) shaping the international image of the Republic of Poland;

7) public diplomacy and cultural, as well as support measures to promote the Polish economy, culture, language, tourism, technology and research carried out in other departments.

2. the competent Minister for Foreign Affairs in the matters referred to in paragraph 1. 1 paragraph 3 shall coordinate the activities of government bodies and their units by: 1) annual development, reconciliation and bringing for consideration by the Council of Ministers of the Government document setting out the directions and goals of Polish foreign policy and the promotion of the interests of the Republic of Poland for the next year, as well as the development and submission to the Council of Ministers of the multiannual strategy for Foreign Affairs;

2) reviewing for compliance with the document referred to in paragraph 1, and submit to the President of the Council of Ministers reviews on annual and multiannual cooperation plans of Foreign Ministers;

3) involvement in relevant to the interests of the Republic of Poland in international relations.

3. the Council of Ministers, not later than 20 December of each year, adopt the document referred to in paragraph 1. 2, paragraph 1; on the basis of the competent minister for Foreign Affairs presents to the Sejm of the Republic of Poland about the tasks of Polish foreign policy.

4. the competent Minister for Foreign Affairs shall determine the Organization and directs the activities of the foreign establishments of the Republic of Poland, within the meaning of the Act of 27 July 2001, the foreign service (Journal of laws No. 128, item 1403, as amended), and coordinates the activities related to ensuring their security.

Article. 33. [Department of health] 1. Department of health include: 1) health policy and health care organizations;

2) supervision of medicinal products, medical devices, in vitro diagnostic medical devices, medical equipment, equipment in vitro diagnostic medical devices, active implantable medical devices and biocidal products and toiletries in the field of safety and health;

3) Organization and supervision of the State-based emergency medical services;

4) the medical profession;

5) sanitary conditions and health surveillance, with the exception of supervision of food covered by the Agriculture Department, coordination of food safety and, in particular, the supervision over the quality of health food in the process of production and in marketing and materials and articles intended to come into contact with food;

6) genetically modified for decisions approving the placing on the market of novel foods and for issuing authorisations for the placing on the market of medicinal products;

7) spa treatment;

8) coordination of social security systems in the field of medicinal benefits.

2. the competent Minister of health supervises the main Pharmaceutical Inspector and the main Sanitary Inspector and the President of the Office for registration of medicinal products, medical devices and biocidal products.

3. The Minister competent for health is problem-solving Agency.

Article. 33A. [supervision of the Prime Minister] 1. President of the Council of Ministers shall exercise supervision over the activities of the Government not covered by the scope of government departments by: 1) (repealed);

2) Central Statistical Office;

3) (repealed);

3A) (repealed);

4) (repealed);

5) Polish Committee for Standardization;

6) Office of competition and consumer protection;

7) internal security agency and intelligence agency;

7A) Central Bureau of Anti-corruption;

8) (repealed);

9) (repealed);

9A) (repealed);

10) (repealed);

11) (repealed);

12) (repealed);

13) Office of public procurement;

14) (repealed);

15 the Energy Regulatory Office);

16) Polish space agency.

2. The scope of by the President of the Council of Ministers of the supervision referred to in paragraph 1. 1, lay down the law.

3. the provisions of paragraphs 1 and 2. 1 and 2 shall not affect the powers of the competent Minister specified in separate regulations, in relation to the authorities referred to in paragraph 1. 1.4. President of the Council of Ministers, by regulation, designate a: 1) the Minister responsible for the recognition of qualifications in regulated professions and for the recognition of qualifications to undertake or perform the activity covered by the activities of the Government Administration is performed by the offices referred to in paragraph 1. 1, and indicate which of those offices designated minister may authorize to perform tasks in the matters of the recognition of the qualifications in regulated professions and recognition to make or perform activities,


2) the competent Minister recognition in the regulated professions and for the recognition of qualifications to undertake or perform the activities, for which there is more than one competent minister – guided by the specificities of individual regulated professions and activities, the property of the relevant government departments, as well as the scope of action the authorities referred to in paragraph 1. 1.5. The Minister referred to in paragraph 1. 4, paragraph 1, it may, by regulation, license to perform tasks in the matters of the recognition of the qualifications in regulated professions and recognition to make or perform the activities indicated or entities referred to in article 1. 4A paragraphs 1 and 2. 3.6. The Minister referred to in paragraph 1. 4, paragraph 2, may, by regulation, license to perform tasks in the matters of the recognition of the qualifications in regulated professions and recognition to make or perform activities of the entities referred to in article 1. 4A paragraphs 1 and 2. 3. Article. 33B. [Guidelines and command] 1. President of the Council of Ministers of the Council of Ministers ' policy by doing it seems managers offices referred to in article 1. 33A paragraph. 1, binding guidelines and command.

2. the guidelines and command, referred to in paragraph 1. 1, may not apply to decisions on the merits of the case załatwianej by way of an administrative decision.

Article. 33 c. [Irregularities in the recruitment for the post of the head of the organizational unit] in case of any irregularities in the recruitment for the post of the head of the organizational unit of the underlying or supervised by the President of the Council of Ministers or the Minister, for which, on the basis of separate regulations shall be open and competitive recruitment, President of the Council of Ministers at the request of the Council of civil service, referred to in the Act of 21 November 2008 on the civil service (Journal of laws No. 227 , item. 1505, as amended. d.), may order a rerun of the recruitment.



Chapter 3 Tasks of the Minister the marshaling the specified Government Department Article. 34. [Task of the Minister of the marshaling the specified Government Department] 1. The Minister is obliged to initiate and develop policies of the Council of Ministers in relation to the Department, which he directs, and submission in this respect, initiatives, projects, objectives of draft laws and normative acts projects to meetings of the Council of Ministers – on the principles and set out in the terms & conditions of work of the Council of Ministers. In the range section, which directs the minister performs the policy of the Council of Ministers and shall coordinate its execution by the bodies, offices and agencies, which are subject to him or are supervised by him.

2. In individual cases the decisions of the Central Government are final within the meaning of the provisions of the administrative procedure code, unless such permission Act grants the Minister the head specified chapter Government.

Article. 35. (repealed).

Article. 36. [the tasks and competencies of the Minister-rules separate] tasks and competencies of the Ministry of marshaling the specified customer in relation to the authorities, including the field offices and agencies of the Government to his subordinate or supervised, lay down rules.

Article. 37. [Task of the defence and protection of the security of the Member State] the Minister directs a specified customer executes the specified in separate regulations tasks in the field of defence and protection of the security of the State, with the exception of cases which, under separate provisions belong to other Government and Government organizational units.

Article. 38. [interoperability with other members of the Council of Ministers and other authorities] 1. In order to carry out its tasks, the minister directs a specified customer interacts, on the terms and in the mode specified in separate regulations and arising from the needs of the Department, with other members of the Council of Ministers and other bodies of the Government Administration and the State organizational units, local government authorities, as well as with local government authorities, economic, vocational, trade unions and employers ' organizations and other social organizations and agencies professionals and creative.

2. Minister of the head of the Government Department shall take in regard to this chapter activities in the field of cooperation with foreign countries in cooperation with the competent Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the membership of the Republic of Poland in the European Union, in cooperation with the competent Minister for Polish membership in the European Union.

3. The Ministers in terms of targeting their Government departments develop annual and multiannual plans for foreign cooperation.

Article. 38A. [national system of notification of standards and legal acts] the Minister directs a specified customer participates in the national system of notification of standards and legal acts, and in particular is obliged to immediately pass legislation and draft legislation covered by this system to the Coordinator of the national system of notification of standards and legal instruments in order to make their notification to the European Commission and to refer when you work on the notified projects of legal acts to the positions reported by the European Commission or the Member States of the European Union , as well as to develop positions to draft legislation notified by Member States of the European Union.



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Section 5 special provisions, transitional and adapting Article. 76. (repealed).

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Article. 78. [powers of the proper Minister of public financies] the proper Minister of public financies sets: 1) rules records receivables and liabilities of the State Treasury;

2) conditions for the pursuit of settlement funds on the accounts of the liquidation, including the use of exchange rates for units of account.

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Article. 92. [persons with disabilities officer and a delegate of the Government of the for the disabled] persons with disabilities officer, appointed on the basis of the provisions becomes Representative Government for People with disabilities within the meaning of the Act.

Article. 93. (repealed).

Article. 94. [Uniform texts set] the President of the Council of Ministers and the Ministers required to issue uniform texts set will take into account in these texts mark appropriate to the particular cases of Ministers in accordance with the requirements arising from the classification of the branches of Government.

Article. 95. (repealed).



Section 6 final provisions Art. 96. [the provisions repealed] 1. Shall be repealed, without prejudice to art. 71, 72, 74 and article. 89, the offices of Ministers, in particular the Act: 1) of 29 May 1974 at the Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs (OJ No 21, item 115, and from 1984, # 9, item 34);

2) of 4 May 1982 on the Office of the Minister of culture and art (Journal of laws No. 14, item 112);

3) of 23 October 1987 on the establishment of the Office of the Minister of labour and social policy (Journal of laws No. 33, item 175 and from 1990 No 29, item 172);

4) of 23 October 1987 on the establishment of the Office of the Minister of national education (Journal of laws No. 33, item 178, 1990, no. 65, item 385, 1991, no. 95, item 425 and the 1996 No. 106, item 496);

5) of 1 December 1989 on the establishment of the Office of the Minister of transport and maritime economy (Journal of laws No. 67, item 407);

6) of 1 December 1989 establishing the Office of the Minister of communications (Journal of laws No. 67, item 408, 1990, no. 86, item 504 and 1995 No 60, poz. 310);

7) of 20 December 1989 on the establishment of the Office of the Minister of the environment, natural resources and forestry (Journal of laws No. 73, item and 433 of 1991 No. 101, item 444 and Nr 114, poz. 492);

8) of 20 December 1989 on the establishment of the Office of the Minister of agriculture and food economy (Journal of laws No. 73, item. 434, 1991 No. 7, item 24 and 1997 No. 121, item 770);

9) of 21 June 1996 on the Office of the Minister of economy (Journal of laws No. 106, item. 490).


2. They shall remain in force the provisions of the Act of 14 December 1995 on the Office of the Minister of national defence (OJ of 2013.189).

Article. 97. [entry into force] this Act shall enter into force on 1 April 1999.

[1] Currently: the State inspection of plant protection and seed on the basis of article. 112 of the Act of 18 December 2003 on the protection of plants (Journal of laws 2008 No. 133, poz. 849, as amended), which entered into force on 1 May 2004.

[2] Article. 28 paragraph 1. 1 the following point 10, set by the article. 4 of the Act of 15 January 2015, amending the law on genetically modified organisms and certain other laws (OJ No. 277). The change came into force March 30, 2015.

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