The main assignments of the territorial departments are:
- signing of contracts on rendering of health care services with medical institutions;
- signing of contracts on provision of medical remedies for differentiated payment with pharmacies;
- estimation of health care services, quality and costs rendered by medical institutions;
- forming rows for planned type health care service recipients;
- registration of sickness fund participants;
- information of population on possibilities to receive health care services;
- making inquiries about needs of the population of region for medical health care services (in co-operation with self-governments).