CREATED BY EXECUTIVE DECREE NUMBER PCM-032-2017 The Constitutional President of the Republic in Council of Secretaries of State creates the Agency of Sanitary Regulation (ARSA) which will have its domicile in the Municipality of the Central District.
The ARSA assumes the functions corresponding to the Unit of Verification of the Health Regulations which is part of the Department of Surveillance of the Health Regulations which also reports to the Department of Surveillance of the Normative Framework and of the Area of Regulation of Health Services of the Health Regions
Attributions and competences:
– Regulate, supervise and control the compliance with the regulatory framework of products, services and establishments of health interest
– To elaborate and update the normative framework that regulates the establishments, services and products of sanitary interest
– Grant, renew, modify, suspend or cancel the sanitary licenses of establishments as well as other certifications and sanitary authorizations
– Establish mechanisms to ensure the quality of services and products on the market
The procedures and requests related to the powers and competence of the General Direction of Normalization and of the General Direction of Surveillance of the Normative Framework that are in process of resolution to the date of entry into force of this Decree will be substantiated until its definitive resolution u
nder the responsibility of ARSA.