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Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare
The Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare
(Socialstyrelsen) is a Swedish government agency. The agency
was the result of a merge between the Swedish Royal Medical
Board and the Swedish Royal Board of Social Affairs in 1968.
The Board is the central national authority
for the social services, public health, infectious diseases
prevention and the health services. The Board establishes norms
by issuing provisions and general advice. It evaluates legislation
and activities conducted by municipalities, county councils
and local authorities. It also issues certificates of registration
to 17 professional groups. Another responsibility are the official
national statistics in the social services, medical care and
health and disease.