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AREAS OF WORK

 

Areas of work

 

• Public health – disease prevention and promotion of a healthy lifestyle
• Control of communicable diseases and health threats
• Control of chronic non-communicable diseases and conditions Health protection and promotion
• Prevention of risk behaviour and addiction
• Food safety
• The environment and health
• Co-financing of programmes and projects in the area of public health
• Reducing health inequalities
• Legislation on drivers
• The Resolution on the National Programme on Nutrition and Physical Activity for Health 2015–2025
• The network at the primary, secondary and tertiary levels
• Reference clinics
• The emergency medical aid system
• Disaster medicine
• Quality and safety
• Healthcare personnel
• Private healthcare services
• Complementary and alternative medicine
• Patient rights
• Medicinal products
• Palliative care
• Humanitarian organisations
• Operation of public health institutions
• Investments and public procurement
• Emergency medical aid centres
• Cohesion policy implementation
• eHealth
• European affairs
• International cooperation
• Administrative and professional supervision
• Public announcements
• Conferences and consultations organised or co-organised

 

Priorities


• Strengthening public healthcare, taking into account its financial sustainability, with an emphasis on maintaining the right to compulsory health insurance that is as comprehensive as possible, and a clearer demarcation between public and private healthcare services (abolition of the supplementary health insurance).
• Ensuring the financial sustainability of the compulsory health insurance scheme by way of achieving greater solidarity in terms of users' contributions and the greatest possible preservation of existing rights.
• Implementing a transparent and uniform public procurement system in healthcare in order to ensure efficient produrement of medicinal products, medical devices and other equipment for the needs of healthcare services;
• Reorganising the management, operation and supervision of public health institutions and increasing the liability of the directors and councils thereof.

 

 

Tasks of the Public Health Directorate


The Public Health Directorate strives to prevent diseases at the population level and thus reduce the burden of disease both on individuals and on society as a whole by protecting and enhancing mental and physical health and capabilities through organised and social activities.
 
The Directorate performs the following tasks related to public health:
• participation in drafting or amending laws, collective agreements, and strategic development and other documents;
• preparation of expert positions for the needs of a general agreement;
• healthcare programme restructuring;
• participation in administrative controls;
• international cooperation;
• planning and monitoring of public services and the activities of non-governmental organisations;
• qualification testing of healthcare workers and co-workers within the framework of professional examinations.

 

Tasks of the Healthcare Directorate


The Healthcare Directorate aims to improve and develop the healthcare system by increasing the accessibility of healthcare services, whereby we aim to provide appropriate, safe, high-quality and accessible healthcare for all.
  
The Directorate performs tasks relating to:
• participation in drafting or amending laws and strategic development and other documents;
• preparation of expert positions for the needs of a general agreement;
• participation in administrative controls;
• legal revision of documents drafted by civil servants employed in the Directorate;
• managing administrative procedures at the first level, drafting other legal documents and performing other tasks within the competences of the Directorate (decisions on the appointment of working groups, decisions on administrative supervision, contracts, government materials, etc.);
• preparing analyses and systemic solutions in the area of disadvantaged population groups;
• cooperation and supporting (co)operation between non-governmental and governmental sectors in the area of healthcare.
• managing administrative procedures at the first level (verification and authorisation for the provision of pharmaceutical services, granting the status of an association operating in the public interest, issuing consents to the memorandum of association, decisions on health resorts and healing substances, etc.);
• qualification testing of healthcare workers and co-workers within the framework of professional examinations.


Tasks of the Healthcare Economics Directorate


• participation in drafting or amending laws, collective agreements, and strategic development and other documents;
• healthcare programme restructuring;
• preparation of expert positions for the needs of a general agreement;
• participation in administrative controls;
• managing and deciding in administrative procedures at the first level, drafting other legal documents and performing other tasks within the competences of the Healthcare Economics Directorate (decisions on the appointment of working groups, decisions on administrative supervision, contracts, government materials, etc.);
• legal revision of documents drafted by civil servants employed in the Healthcare Economics Directorate;
• planning material conditions for accessible, efficient and quality implementation of healthcare programmes;
• qualification testing of healthcare workers and co-workers within the framework of professional examinations.


Tasks of the European Affairs and International Cooperation Service


• coordinating the drafting of positions in the process of adopting legislative proposals and other acts of the European Union and the participation of ministry representatives in the working bodies of the Council of the European Union and the European Commission, on the information system to support decision-making on legislative and other acts of the European Union (the EU portal), and participation in the management of computerised databases of these regulations;
• international cooperation in the area of healthcare and medicine, including the drafting and implementation of bilateral and multilateral international agreements and other acts, monitoring their implementation, and liaising with relevant institutions and their experts in the Republic of Slovenia;
• coordinating activities and fulfilling obligations ensuing from Slovenia’s membership in the Council of Europe, the United Nations and other international governmental organisations and participation in regional initiatives, including liaising with relevant institutions and their experts in the Republic of Slovenia;
• participation in the drafting of bilateral agreements and European Union legislation in the area of social security system coordination in the part relating to healthcare and their implementation;
• drafting proposals and monitoring activities in the area of international humanitarian and development aid;
• coordinating the drafting of reports, analyses, information and positions in the area of healthcare in Slovenia for the needs of bilateral and multilateral international cooperation;
• intergovernmental and other organising international visits at the ministerial level and participation in the organisation of other international visits in Slovenia.