(1997; 248 pages) [French]
1.12 Independence of operation
To retain public confidence and respect, the authority must be seen to undertake its tasks in an independent, authoritative, and impartial manner. It should be concerned exclusively with the determination of standards and the implementation of controls. Although it will need to work closely with the authority responsible for drug procurement within the public sector, it should not itself be responsible for procurement and it should remain independent and autonomous in its operational activities and decisions.