National Board of Health (Denmark)

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The Danish Health and Medicines Authority (Danish: Sundhedsstyrelsen) is a state-owned entity in Denmark sorting under the Ministry of Health. It was founded in 1909 and is situated in Copenhagen in the area of Islands Brygge.

Its areas of responsibility range widely, including establishment of patient safety, coordination and monitoring of health promotion and disease prevention, advisory functions, etc. The Danish Health and Medicines Authority issues authorizations (licenses) for healthcare personnel. It also has the authority to revoke the licenses of doctors and other healthcare personnel, and to step in in cases of violations of health codes in the regions or the municipalities of Denmark.

Director General is Else Smith.


External links[edit]

Official homepage (English) (Danish)