Governance structure of the MEB

The Medicines Evaluation Board

  • The Medicines Evaluation Board is the competent authority responsible for decision-making within the scope of the Dutch Medicines Act (Geneesmiddelenwet) and related ministerial regulations.
  • The Chairman is the head of the competent authority.
  • The secretariat of the Board is situated in the Medicines Evaluation Board Agency. A Secretary is head of the Agency, and is also the Agency’s Executive Director.

The MEB Agency Executive Management

  • The Executive Management is charged with governing the Agency. This means it is responsible for achieving the Agency’s objectives and for its strategy with the corresponding risk profile, the trend in results, and relevant social issues.
  • The Executive Management is responsible for compliance with all relevant legislation and regulations, controlling the risks attached to the organisation’s activities, and the organisation’s financing.
  • The Executive Management is accountable to the Medicines Evaluation Board and the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports in respect of the above.

The Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports

  • The MEB Agency is part of the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports. The Ministry’s task is to fulfil the Decree establishing the MEB Agency.

The Government Audit Department and the Financial and Economic Affairs Department at the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports

  • On behalf of the Minister of Health, Welfare and Sports, the Government Audit Department and the Financial and Economic Affairs Department at the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports monitor the quality of the MEB’s organisation and operations, and also monitor the efficient and legitimate deployment of funds.