The Agency Council is Swissmedic's supervisory body. It comprises a maximum of seven members and is appointed by the Federal Council, which also designates the chair. Three members may be proposed by the Cantons. The term of office is four years. The responsibilities of the Agency Council are similar to those of a board of directors of a limited company.
The Agency Council comprises the following people:
Chief physician, Fribourg Cantonal Hospital
Head of the Department of Health Basel-Stadt
Director of the Health Law Institute Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel
Regional governor (Statthalter) of Appenzell Innerrhoden
Retired; chief physician, Department of Adult Intensive Care Medicine, CHUV
Cantonal Pharmacist, Department of Health and Social Welfare, Canton of Ticino