Organisational conditions, as well as transition and operational consequences, can present significant risks in the proces of appropriate implementation. The comments on implementation impacts in the legislative proposal should therefore include an assessment of the organisational, administrative and operating consequences for the state, regions and municipalities. If the legislative proposal is not considered to have such implications, the comments should be disclosed. The Agency for Modernisation have developed an Impact Assessment Guide, which describes a procedure for assessing public implementation implications in more detail.
Organisational conditions, as well as administrative and operating consequences, can be described in a broad sense as changes in the activities and operation of the public administration and are divided up into transitionary consequences, which are og temporary nature and operating consequences, which are usually of a lasting nature.
In determining such consequences for the State, particular attention shall be paid to whether the proposal involves the creation of new administrative authorities or significant changes to the existing authorities. In these cases an estimate of the expected additional or lower administrative costs, including for staff, IT systems and premises, shall be provided.
When drafting new legislation, efforts should be made to use existing administrative units and structures wherever possible. This is because, both in terms of expenditure and administrative policy considerations, it is not appropriate for the public sector to be unnecessarily complicated by administrative “proliferation”. For individual citizens, such developments may also lead to the public sector being perceived as more opaque and less accessible.