Act on legal recognition of gender to be submitted to Parliament

22.9.2022 13.59
The Government has submitted a proposal for an act on legal recognition of gender and for related acts. The legal recognition of gender would be separated from medical examinations and treatments. The current requirement of infertility would be removed from the act. The Act on Legal Recognition of the Gender of Transsexuals would be repealed. 

Ukraine and Finland discuss helping children in need of child protection

20.9.2022 14.32
In spring 2022, Ukraine requested Finland to examine whether Finland could, under the Hague Convention, receive children who are fleeing the war in Ukraine and are in need of child protection.

Reimbursement scheme for cross-border healthcare to be harmonised 

15.9.2022 13.59
The Government proposes amendments to the Act on Cross-Border Health Care. The most central amendments deal with renewing the right to reimbursement under the Directive on the Application of Patients’ Rights in Cross-border Healthcare.

Ministry

Ministry

The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health manages the preparation and implementation of Finland’s social welfare and health care policy, gender equality policy and occupational safety and health policy.

The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health

Administrative branch

Administrative branch

The administrative branch of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health includes several independent institutions and agencies.

Administrative branch

Ministers

Hanna Sarkkinen
Hanna Sarkkinen
Minister of Social Affairs and Health
Aki Lindén
Aki Lindén
Minister of Family Affairs and Social Services
Thomas Blomqvist
Thomas Blomqvist
Minister for Nordic Cooperation and Equality