Federal Office for the Safety in Health Care (BASG)
Traisengasse 5 | 1200 Vienna,Austria
Tel: +43 (0)664 831 28 43
The Federal Office for the Safetyin Health Care (BASG) / AGES was set up in January 2006 and is responsible for marketing authorisation of medicinal products in Austria and assessment of medicinal products and medical devices which are already on the market regarding efficacy, adverse reactions, production, shipment and storage.
Fully owned by the Republic of Austria, BASG / AGES acts on behalf of the Republic as represented by the Federal Ministry of Health (BMG).
The Federal Office for Safety in Health Care (BASG) is responsible for carrying out public services undertakings. BASG is directly subordinate to the Federal Ministry of Health (BMG). It consists of three members, which are appointed by the Federal Minister of Health. One of these members was delegated by the BMG, another by AGES; the third member is the head of BASG / AGES.
Products and services
AGES is thus connected closely to the BASG; it is represented by two members in the Federal Office and provides it with services, staff and facilities. The employees of BASG / AGES are responsible for carrying out public services undertakings and act on behalf of the Federal Office. The written decisions issued by the BASG are not subject to reversal change by the administration, thus making it the first and final authority.