Quality assurance in Slovakia 2017

Slovakia Country Drug Report 2017

Quality assurance

The current national drug strategy supports the use and exchange of the best practices and implementation of standards in the areas of prevention, early detection and intervention, reduction of risks and harms, treatment, rehabilitation, social reintegration and recovery.

The Healthcare Surveillance Authority is responsible for promoting quality assurance in the drug treatment sector and maintains a list of providers and guidelines on its website. Some basic quality standards are required as a part of the founding procedure of services. The quality of drug-related inpatient care has been determined by the framework standards drawn up by the Ministry of Health and the chief expert of the Slovak Republic in the field of psychiatry.

Implementation of drug prevention in schools is supported by the Educational and Psychological Counselling and Prevention Centres, Methodological and Educational Centres, the National Institute for Education, the Institute of Information and Prognoses of Education of the Centre of Scientific and Technical Information, and the Research Institute for Child Psychology and Pathopsychology. A special web portal has been designed to support teachers in implementing and drafting prevention programmes based on best practice.

The quality of drugrelated inpatient care has been determined by the framework standards drawn up by the Ministry of Health and the chief expert of the Slovak Republic in the field of psychiatry


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