Updated 09 October 2015

The work of the Danish Patient Safety Authority is laid down in the following acts and rules (in Danish).

The Danish Parliament has laid down the legal basis for the work of the Danish Health Authority and the Danish Medicines Agency in a number of acts, including the Danish Medicines Act, the Danish Pharmacy Act, the Danish Health Act and the Danish Act on Medical Devices.

All Danish acts, executive orders, circulars, etc. are available at retsinformation.dk – the Danish national system for legal texts. It is a free service where you can search in all acts and rules issued by Danish ministries and central government agencies in Denmark. Current and historic legal texts are available.

Note that not all Danish acts and executive orders have been translated into English.

See rules and legislation for the Danish Ministry of Health at retsinformation.dk (in Danish only).

Danish subscription to searches in the web version of the Danish official gazette, lovtidende.dk

All Danish national acts and rules are published in Lovtidende - the Danish national gazette. You can stay updated in Danish by subscribing to searches in lovtidende.dk.

You can define your search based on keywords, document type and/or relevant sphere (e.g. the Ministry of Health), and you will receive an email when new documents are published in Lovtidende based on your search criteria.

Consultations are published on 'Høringsportalen'

Consultations on proposals of public interest to amend acts and executive orders, etc. in the area of the Danish Health Authority, the Danish Medicines Agency and the Danish Patient Safety Authority are published at Høringsportalen - a Danish consultation portal. All information is in Danish. At Høringsportalen, you can subscribe to announcements in Danish on consultations via email or via RSS feeds.

We will announce news about consultations which are relevant for only a very small interest group on this website or on http://www.patientombuddet.dk. Note that not all information will be translated into English.

EU law

European Union law is the essential legal basis for our activities.

You can find applicable EU law and other documents at the EUR-Lex website. EUR-Lex is available in all official languages of the European Union.