Contact Information Sheet

Contact Information Sheet
  • id
  • date
    2010-11-11
  • Geographical Area
    Europe
  • Jurisdiction
    Latvia
  • Organisation
    Medical Professional Education Centre (Medicinas Profesionalas Izglitibas Centrs)
  • Address

    Postal Address
    23 Kapselu Street
    Riga
    LV 1046
    LATVIA

    Location Address
    23 Kapselu Street
    Riga
    LV 1046
    LATVIA

  • Phone
    +371 761 2102
  • Fax
    +371 760 2467
  • Email
  • Website
    Not available
  • Contact Point
    Mrs. Sarmite Boka
    Director
  • Regulatory Body

    The Medical Professional Education Centre (MPIC) was founded in 1994.  At this time the Ministry of Welfare of the Republic of Latvia issued an order to reorganize the Training School of the Ministry of Welfare into the MPIC in order to:

    • improve the health care of population,
    • organize and coordinate medical practitioners with secondary professional basic education and postgraduate training, and
    • Register persons with secondary specialised medical school education authorized to praxis.

    The MPEC has good relationships with medical institutions and practitioners, employees, educators of medical practitioners, professional associations, agencies, centres and societies. The Medical Professional Education Centre is an administrative body under the Ministry of Health. Subordinate legislation and regulations of the Cabinet Ministers the MPIC regulate the education, registration and practice of nurses and midwives.
    http://www.mpic.lv/?object_id=866 (accessed on 23.04.2009)

  • Health System

    The administrative structure of health care management has been through several changes. In 1993 the Ministries of Health, Labour and Social Welfare merged into the Ministry of Welfare.

    After enactment of legislation “On Local Governments” in 1993, most of the responsibility for providing primary and secondary health care services was delegated to the local governments. Specialized services remained the responsibility of the State. Health care reforms have further centred on the development of primary health care based on general practice. The role of local governments is seen as central to the development of primary health care, a cornerstone of the Latvian health care reform.

    Sourced from:
    European Observatory on Health Care Systems and Policies. Health Care Systems in Transition –Latvia 2001
    http://www.mpic.lv/?object_id=866 (accessed on 23.04.2009)

  • Map
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