Under the Law on Chambers of Health Professionals, Serbian Chamber of Biochemists was founded as an independent, professional organization whose purpose is to promote the conditions necessary for performing duties required by the professions of pharmacy graduates – M. Sc. in medical biochemistry, pharmacy graduates – medical biochemistry specialists, and medical doctors – clinical and medical biochemistry specialists, protect their professional interests, work towards the development and provision of health protection and protect the interests of the citizens in claiming their right to health protection. The Chamber started working on June 9, 2006. Membership in the Chamber is mandatory for all health professionals – biochemists, clinical chemists, employed in healthcare.

The aim of this work is to present the Serbian Chamber of Biochemists, its organizational structure, as well as its basic activities aiming to manage and constantly improve this area of healthcare, as one of the pillars of the development of medical science, disease diagnostics and patient treatment.

The Chamber has three branches: Belgrade, Niš, Vojvodina, in charge of the territories of northern, western and eastern Serbia

Organizational structure and human resources:

1. Chamber Assembly
President of the Assembly: Prim. dr sc. med. Zorica Šumarac, zsumarac@gmail.com
2. Court of honour first instance
3. C ourt of honour second instance
4. Assembly committees
Committee for preparing general acts
Committee for material and financial transactions
Committee for expert questions
Committee for suggestions and complaints
5. Director: Prim. dr sc. med. Slavica Cimbaljević, office@kbs.co.rs
6. Managerial board
President of the Managerial board: Prim. dr sc. Tatjana Vodnik, vodnikt2@gmail.com
7. Chamber’s intermediary committee
Intermediary Committee of the Belgrade branch
Intermediary Committee of the Niš branch
Intermediary Committee of the Vojvodina branch
8. Supervision board
President of the Supervision board: Prof. dr Tatjana Cvetković
9. Chamber boards
10. Ethics board
President of the Ethics board: Prof. dr Nada Majkić-Singh
11. Board for the preparation and work of the Assembly

The most important tasks of the Chamber

The most important tasks of the Chamber
In accordance with the Law on Chambers of Health Professionals, the following are the most important tasks of the Chamber:
– to gather data for the Chamber’s Register,
– to issue, renew and revoke autonomous work permits,
– to prepare a code of professional ethics,
– to act as an intermediary in the disputes between members of the Chamber and healthcare beneficiaries,
– To organize Courts of Honor to determine breaches of duty and responsibilities on behalf of the Chamber’s members, as well as recommend corrective measure for those breaches. The Chamber protects the reputation of its members, represents and defends their professional interests,
– proposes a list of supervisors for external quality assessment of expert work,
– keeps a record of Chamber’s Members private practices, provide initiatives for managing trainee and specialist internships,
– prepares a list of nominees for the title of Primarius,
– Proposes criteria and standards for determining the costs of healthcare services, initiates the development of guidelines in the fields of health protection and health insurance.
– Together with the Ministry of Health, National Institute of Health Protection, Republic Institute of Health Insurance and Expert Association, Serbian Chamber of Health Professionals is one of the founding pillars of healthcare and its development.

Contacts:

Headquarter of the Chamber:
Director: Prim. dr sc. med. Slavica Cimbaljević
Street: Stojana Aralice 10/3
(Bežanijska kosa)
11070 New Belgrade
Phone/fax: +381 11 22 83 878
Mobile:
+381 65 22 83 878; +381 65 22 83 878
+381 69 32 30 855; +381 69 32 30 855
Business hours: monday – friday from 8.00 am to 16.00 pm

Branch of Belgrade:
President: Katarina Gošić, pharmacy graduate-M. Sc. in medical biochemistry
Street: Stojana Aralice 10/3
(Bežanijska kosa)
11070 New Belgrade
Phone/fax: +381 11 22 83 878
Mobile:
+381 65 22 83 878; +381 65 22 83 878
+381 69 32 30 855; +381 69 32 30 855
Business hours: monday – friday from 8.00 am to 16.00 pm

Branch of Niš:
President: Prim. dr sci. Lilika Zvezdanović
Clinical Center of Niš
Center for medical biochemistry
Street: Bul. dr Zorana Đinđića 48
18000 Niš
Mobile: +381 64 162 26 64; +381 64 162 26 64
Business hours: Tuesday – Thursday from 12.00 pm to 14.00 pm

Branch of Vojvodina:
President: Prim. dr sc. med. Dragana Pap
Street: Vase Stajića br. 4
21000 Novi Sad
Mobile: +381 64 217 82 08; +381 64 217 82 08
Business hours: Tuesday – Thursday from 13.00 pm to 15.00 pm