Haute Autorité de Santé
2 avenue du Stade de France
93218 Saint-Denis La Plaine CEDEX France

Phone: +33 1 55 93 70 00
Fax: +33 1 55 93 74 00

The Haute Autorité de Santé (HAS) - or French National Authority for Health - was set up by the French government in August 2004 in order to bring together under a single roof a number of activities designed to improve the quality of patient care and to guarantee equity within the healthcare system. HAS activities are diverse. They range from assessment of drugs, medical devices, and procedures to publication of guidelines to accreditation of healthcare organisations and certification of doctors. All are based on rigorously acquired scientific expertise. Training in quality issues and information provision are also key components of its work programme.

HAS is not a government body. It is an independent public body with financial autonomy. It is mandated by law to carry out specific missions on which it reports to Government and Parliament. It liaises closely with government health agencies, national health insurance funds, research organisms, unions of healthcare professionals, and patients' representatives.

HAS has been built on 3 founding principles: a very broad field of action, which means that it can compare a range of healthcare initiatives; a high degree of scientific rigour; and independence.

Pr. Jean-Luc Harrousseau

Disclaimer: Statements on Copyright and Trademark Law, Links, Liability for Contents

Copyright and Trademark Law

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Our web sites contain reference (links) to third-party web sites. We have no influence on their contents and assume no liability for the content presented on those sites. The respective provider or operator is always responsible for the contents of the linked sites. The linked sites were carefully examined at the time of linking. Illegal contents were apparently not recognizable at this time.

Liability for Contents

Processing of personal data / Data Protection Act.

The HAS's website is registered within the National Commission on Informatics and Liberties (CNIL) under the number: 615994.

The information collected when using the website (especially when receiving an email alerts), is used only for processing subscriptions or orders and is never shared with third parties.
The Data Protection Act of 6 January 1978 gives you the right to access, oppose, correct and delete data that concern you. You can exercise this right by contacting one of the webmasters ( or by mail at the following address: HAS 2 Avenue du Stade de France 93218 Saint-Denis La Plaine Cedex. Remember, the IP addresses of machines visiting the HAS website are recorded for statistical purposes only and are not retained.

1. The establishment of hypertext links to site is permitted only if the link is available in a new window. In any case, the site pages should be included within another site.
2. HAS can not be held responsible for the content of the websites to which hyperlinks on the site direct to
3. HAS shall not be held liable for any damages, direct or indirect, of any kind whatsoever, resulting from the use, even partial, of information on this site.
4. As a reminder, this site does not accept any form of advertising, nor receives funding from advertising.