The Swedish Health and Social Care Inspectorate was created as a new government agency to take over the supervisory activities of the National Board of Health and Welfare. It is thus the Health and Social Care Inspectorate that now supervises health and medical care, social services and services under the Act concerning Support and Service for Persons with Certain Functional Impairments. The Inspectorate is also responsible for the consideration of permits in these areas.
The main task of the Health and Social Care Inspectorate is to check that the public receives safe, good quality health and social care in accordance with laws and other regulations. The Health and Social Care Inspectorate took on the staff of the National Board of Health and Welfare supervision division, and therefore also the skills and experience tied to its activities.URL: http://www.ivo.se