Subject and Keywords:
This work contemplates the special legal character of supervision, which is as an expression of the rationing role of the state in relation to the regulated business activities. The supervision carried out by an administrative body which operates a register of regulated business activity is exercised over an entrepreneur who performs such regulated activity. The supervision is therefore of an on-going character. Any decision prohibiting the entrepreneur from performing regulated business activity should be a consequence of making an assessment that performance of such activity will breach the norms of the material law. The supervisory role is therefore particularly connected with verifying the legality of operating a business. The legal capacity to perform supervision vested with the registry bodies serves to fulfi l the purpose of supervision. That purpose is to ensure the entrepreneurs will observe legal requirements for performing a particular regulated business activity. However, that purpose is not to ration the business activity in a typical manner, in particular through creatively doling out permits for performing specific activities, and therefore its purpose is not to decide how many entities may operate on the market in a given sector.