Importers and producers as well other representative's agents are required to apply for a maximum wholesale price to be able to sell pharmaceuticals in Iceland, see chapter XIV of the Law of Pharmaceuticals nr. 93/1994. The committee determines maximum price for prescription medicines and all veterinary medicines both at the wholesale and the retail level.
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The Minister of Welfare appoints the National Bioethics Committee (NBC), comprising seven members, for a term of four years, to evaluate scientific research projects in the biomedical field. The members are nominated by the Ministers of Welfare, Education and Justice, the Directorate of Health and the Institute of Ethics at the University of Iceland. The Minister of Welfare appoints the chair of the committee.
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The Debtors' Ombudsman represents the interests of debtors and offers them support if applicable. The Debtors' Ombudsman offers free assistance to individuals who have serious difficulties meeting their financial obligations in order to find a balance between financial capacities and financial obligations.
- URL: www.ums.is/english/
Sjukratryggingar Islands (Icelandic Health Insurance) administers health insurance and occupational injury insurance. Social insurance is an integral part of social security in Iceland, providing a certain minimum insurance coverage. An individual who has insurance pays less for health services.
- URL: www.sjukra.is/english
The Icelandic Medicines Agency, IMA, is a governmental Agency under the Ministry of Health and Social Securities. The majority of IMA´s staff has a University degree and / or an expert knowledge of IMA´s responsibilities. IMA requests total impartiality in the work of employees.
- URL: www.imca.is/IMA/
Hospitals and Health Care Centres in Iceland listed in alphabetical order by location.Read more
Social insurance is an integral part of social security in Iceland, providing a certain statutory minimum insurance coverage. Social insurance in Iceland is financed by the State Treasury. Individuals do not pay special premiums for their social insurance; instead, employers pay premiums to the State Treasury on all paid wages. The funds collected by these means are used, among other things, to finance social insurance.
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In May 2000, a new Act on Equal Status and Equal Rights of Women and Men was passed by the Icelandic Parliament, Alþingi. This resulted in various structural changes. The official equality system is divided into three: The Equal Status Council, The Complaints Committee and the new Centre for Gender Equality which is now situated in the town Akureyri, in the Northern part of Iceland.
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The State Diagnostic and Counselling Center is the main evaluation and habilitation center in Iceland for children and adolescents with various types of developmental disabilities. The Center was formally opened in January 1986. Prior to this, a center, operated by the State School for Mildly Retarded, served a similar function and was incorporated into the new center when it opened.
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The Housing Financing Fund was established on 1 January 1999, taking over all the assets and obligations of its predecessor, the State Housing Board. The Fund's purpose is to arrange loans to individuals, local authorities, companies and non-governmental organizations with respect to their acquisition of private dwellings, whether for their own use or for leasing out.
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