National Health and Family Planning Commission
The National Health and Family Planning Commission (国家卫生和计划生育委员会) of the People's Republic of China is a newly established institution, merging the former Ministry of Health and National Population and the Family Planning Commission. The establishment of the commission occurred in accordance with the essential points of the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) held in November 2012.
The decision was formally announced by State Councilor Ma Kai in the "State Council Institutional Reform and Transformation of Functions Plan" delivered to the First Session of the 12th National People's Congress (NPC) in March 2013.
The newly established National Health and Family Planning Commission is responsible for resource allocation of medical care, public health and family planning services, establishing a basic medical system to standardize drug prices, formulating China's family planning policy, and supervising and administering public health, medical care and family planning services.
The functions of studying and drawing up population development strategies and population policies, formerly the charge of the National Population and Family Planning Commission, have been transferred to the National Development and Reform Commission. The State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine, affiliated with the former Ministry of Health, is also now administered by the newly established National Health and Family Planning Commission.
Leadership of the National Health and Family Planning Commission
Institutions under the National Health and Family Planning Commission
Department of Personnel
Department of Planning and Information
Department of Finance
Department of Legislative Affairs
Department of Health System Reform
Office of Health Emergency Response
Bureau of Disease Prevention and Control
Department of Medical Administration and Medical Service Supervision
Department of Primary Level Health
Department of Maternal and Child Health and Services
Department of Food Safety Standards, Monitoring and Assessment
Department of Comprehensive Supervision
Department of National Drug Policy and Essential Medicine Systems
Department of Primary Level Family Planning Guidance
Department of Services and Management of Migrant Population
Department of Publicity
Department of Science and Technology and Education
Department of International Cooperation
Bureau of Health Care
Communist Party Committee of NHFPC
Bureau of Retired Personnel
Permanent Discipline Inspection Office and Supervision Bureau