Management and organisation
Two ministers and one permanent secretary run the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health. The ministry employs approximately 390 people.
There are four departments in the ministry, in charge of the preparation and development of central tasks in social and health care, social security, equality and occupational health and safety, as well as for the supervision of implementation and coordination of these tasks. The ministry also includes three separate units.
There are a number of agencies, institutions and advisory boards and committees in the administrative sector of the ministry.
The two ombudsmen that worked in connection with the ministry, the Ombudsman for Equality and the Ombudsman for Children, were transferred into the administrative sector of the Ministry of Justice at the beginning of 2015.
Acts governing the ministry
The Statute of Administration of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health defines e.g. the ministry’s tasks and organisation.
The Decree of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health establishes the chargeable services of the ministry and their grounds.
The Rules of Procedure define the ministry’s departments, leadership, drafting and decision-making in more detail.