Institute of Health Information and Statistics of the Czech Republic (further on “the Institute“) was established in 1960. The Institute is an organisational component of the State, its founder is Ministry of Health.

National Health Information System (further on “NHIS“) is defined in Act no. 372/2011Sb, On health services and conditions of their provision (Act on health services) in Section 70, paragraph 1 (the Act is valid since April. 2012).