The Health Care Board (the Board) is a government agency which operates within the Ministry of Social Affairs, has a directing function within the scope of its authority, exercises state supervision and applies enforcement powers of the state on the basis, to the extent and pursuant to the procedure prescribed by the Health Services Organisation Act (RT I 2001, 50, 284) and other Acts.
The Board reports to the Minister of Social Affairs, who guides and co-ordinate its activities and exercises supervisory control pursuant to the procedure prescribed by law.
The Board has the following areas of activity: registration of health care professionals; issue of licenses; exercise of state supervision and application of the enforcement powers of the state, based on procedures prescribed by the Health Services Organisation Act and other Acts; organisation of the activities of emergency medical care and emergency preparedness within the scope of its authority; and making of proposals for the legal regulation of its areas of activity.
For performing its functions in the area of registration of health care professionals, the Board:
- registers persons as health care professionals following procedures prescribed by law;
- maintains the register of health care professionals.
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