20. The main function of the ethics committee is to give its opinion on the ethical aspect of the proposed surveillance plans and on the proposed surveys on health and social issues submitted to it by the Minister and public health directors.
The committee may, in particular, give its opinion on
(1) the object of ongoing surveillance and the indicators or health determinants selected for a surveillance plan or a proposed survey;
(2) the type of information it will be necessary to collect, the sources of information to be used and the analytic study envisaged.