REPUBLIC EXPERT COMMITTEE ON MENTAL HEALTH

According to decision of the Minister of Health of the Republic of Serbia, dated December 8th 2010, the Republic Expert Committee on Mental Health was established. Prof. Dr Dušica Lečić-Toševski was appointed to the position of President, and fourteen other members were nominated. In the first meeting held on December 28th 2010, Vice-President and Secretary of the Committee were appointed.
 
Committee President:
Prof. Dr Dušica Lečić-Toševski
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Vice-President:
Prof. Dr Goran Mihajlović
 
Secretary:
Assist. Dr Milica Pejović-Milovančević
 
Committee members:
Prof. Dr Nikola Vučković,
Dr. Tatjana Voskresenski, mr. sc. med
Prof. Dr Grozdanko Grbeša,
Prof. Dr Aleksandar Jovanović,
Prim. Dr Aleksandra Milićević-Kalašić,
Prof. Dr Milutin Nenadović,
Prof. Dr Aleksandar Jovanović,
Prim. Dr Aleksandra Milićević-Kalašić,
Dr Jovanka Petrović,
Prim. Dr Željko Rodić,
Dr Albina Stanojević, mr. sc. med
Prof. Dr Branko Ćorić,
Prim. Dr Vojislav Ćurčić
 
Academitian Dušica Lečić Toševski was a president of the committee from 2003-2014.godine. Docent dr Milica Pejović Milovančević was a secretary from 2011-2012. For further information about the present members of the committee look at the Ministry of health website.
 
Responsibilities of the Republic Expert Committee are as follows:

– to analyze the existing and propose new solutions in the field of prevention of mental disorders and mental health promotion
– to establish and follow the development of the existing legal framework and procedures for the protection of rights of persons with mental disorders,
– to coordinate and monitor mental health projects at a national level,
– to propose reorganization and rationalization of existing services,
– to participate in the planning of advanced training for mental health professionals and their adjustment to the demands of community mental health care,
– to propose development of standardized procedures – guidelines for good clinical practice in the field of diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders,
– to participate in the formation of inter-sectoral boards for the purpose of establishing comprehensive health care and treatment for persons with mental disorders,
– to establish and empower beneficiary associations and family groups,
– to conduct other activities in the field of mental health.