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TASKS

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.