According to the Act on Healthcare Services from 2005, it is the responsibility of the National Board of Health to monitor and supervise work carried out by health care professionals within the health service.
The National Board of Health and Welfare in Denmark was established to promote the possibility of a healthy life for the citizens of Denmark through monitoring, supervision, consultation, administration and development. The Board is responsible for coordination and development of supervision in the social services, together with the Danish county administrative boards.
The Board follows up and evaluates reforms, legislation and activities conducted by municipalities, county councils and other organisations. It supports quality assurance in health care and issues certificates of registration to 17 professional groups.
The work includes promoting the development of knowledge and establishing skill, experience and qualification requirements for different staff groups in care and nursing. The National Board of Health holds registers of all groups of health personnel, who are required to be registered (authorised) in order to work in Denmark, incl. nurses and midwives. http://www.fepi.org/docs/country_profils/Prof_DK_EN.pdf (assessed 23.04.2009)