Administrative branch

The administrative branch of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health includes several independent institutions and agencies, which implement the ministry’s objectives in society and participate in Government Programme projects.

Some of the independent institutions and agencies produce research data for bill drafting and as a basis for social and health policies and decision-making. Some of the government agencies act as licence and supervisory authorities.

In addition, there are several advisory committees and boards in its administrative branch.

The ministry coordinates activities in the administrative branch through a management group comprised of the top management of the ministry, agencies and institutions.

The ministry signs a four-year performance agreement with the following agencies and institutions:

The agreements and their implementation are reviewed annually. Documents concerning performance guidance in the administrative branch:

Other operators in the administrative branch of the ministry include:

Appeal Boards

The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health is responsible for the preparation of legislation on the following appeal boards:

Organisation of the administrative sector of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health

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Further information

Vivikka Richt, Communications Director 
Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Communications Unit / VIE Telephone:0295163396   Email Address: