Agencies

  • Skjaldarmerki Íslands

Icelandic Medicine Pricing and Reimbursement Committee

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.
- URL: lgn.is/index.php?pageid=62

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  • Skjaldarmerki Íslands

The National Bioethics Committee

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.
- URL: visindasidanefnd.is/Default.aspx?id=18&cmd=menu

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  • Þjónustu- og þekkingarmiðstöð

National Institute for the Blind, Visually Impaired, and Deafblind

The National Institute for the Blind, Visually Impaired, and Deafblind does not have an English homepage.

- URL: http://midstod.is/

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  • Umboðsmaður skuldara

Debtors' Ombudsman

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/

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  • Heyrnar- og talmeinastöð

The National Hearing and Speech Institute of Iceland

The National Hearing and Speech Institute of Iceland does not have an English homepage.
- URL: www.hti.is/

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  • Skjaldarmerki Íslands

Icelandic Radiation Safety Authority

As of 1 June 2009, Geislavarnir ríkisins is using "Icelandic Radiation Safety Authority" as the English translation of its Icelandic name instead of “Icelandic Radiation Protection Institute” as used previously.
- URL: www.gr.is/english/

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  • Sjúkratryggingar Íslands

Icelandic Health Insurance

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

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  • Lyfjastofnun

The Icelandic Medicines Agency

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/

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  • Embætti landlæknis - Directorate of helath

The Directorate of Health

The Directorate of Health is a government agency headed by the Medical Director of Health. Its five divisions are responsible for administration, public health and clinical quality, infectious disease control, health statistics, and finance.
- URL: www.landlaeknir.is/?PageID=945

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  • Landspítali - háskólasjúkrahús

Hospitals and Health Care Centres

Hospitals and Health Care Centres in Iceland listed in alphabetical order by location.

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  • Tryggingastofnun

Social Insurance Administration

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.
- URL: tr.is/english

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  • Jafnréttisstofa

Centre for Gender Equality

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.
- URL: jafnretti.is/jafnretti/default.aspx?D10cID=Page3&ID=55

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  • Greiningar- og ráðgjafastöð ríkisins

The State Diagnostic and Counselling Center

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.
- URL: greining.is (in Icelandic only)

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  • Skjaldarmerki Íslands

Government Agency for Child Protection

The Ministry of Social Affairs is the ultimate authority in matters of child protection. On behalf of the Ministry, the Government Agency for Child Protection is in charge of day-to-day administration of child protection services.
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  • Vinnumálastofnun

Directorate of Labour

Directorate of Labour consists of 8 regional employment offices throughout the country. Among tasks of the regional employment offices are to ensure to find suitable job for jobseekers and to assist employers to find the relevant employee.
- URL: vinnumalastofnun.is/english

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  • Vinnueftirlit ríkisins

Administration of Occupational Safety and Health

The Administration of Occupational Safety and Health (AOSH) is an independent institution under the Ministry of Social Affairs. It´s role is to prevent accidents and health damage in the workplace.
- URL: http://www.vinnueftirlit.is/english

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  • Skjaldarmerki Íslands

The State Conciliation and Mediation Officer

The State Conciliation and Mediation Officer shall work for conciliation in industrial disputes between employees and their unions, on the one hand, and employers and their associations on the other.
- URL: rikissattasemjari.is (in Icelandic only)

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  • Fjölmenningarsetur

The Multicultural Centre

The Multicultural Centre launched the information web site on June 10 2002. It is mainly in Icelandic but a growing portion of it is also available in English, Polish, Serbian, Croatian and Thai. The web is meant to give extensive information on Iceland and the Icelandic community, with special emphasise on peoples rights and obligations.
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  • Íbúðalánasjóður

Housing Financing Fund

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.
- URL: ils.is/english

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