Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic
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The Public Health Authority is a budgetary organization of the state with competence on the territory of the Slovak Republic with the registered office in Bratislava, linked with the financial relations to the budget of the Ministry of Health.

The Public Health Authority is managed and its activity falls under the responsibility of the Chief Hygienist of the Slovak Republic who is also the director of the office. The chief hygienist is appointed and dismissed upon proposal of the Minister of Health of the Slovak Republic by the director of the office of the ministry.

The Public Health Authority is the supreme office for the regional public health authorities. It manages, controls and coordinates the execution of state administration carried out by regional public health offices. More details on competencies and activities of the Authority in the field of protection, promotion and development of public health are stated in the Act number 355/2007 Collection of Laws, paragraph 5.