HUG is a public medical facility, as defined by the Public Medical Institutions Act (FR) (RSGE K 2 05; LEPM).
To this end:
- It is endowed with legal personality,
- It is monitored by the State Council, particularly the Department of Employment, Social Affairs and Health (FR) (DEAS).
Up to 55% of HUG's budget is subsidized by the State of Geneva (FR). The remaining 45% comes from its own service revenues. It operates as an autonomous public institution.