Government proposes new act on patient ombudspersons and social services ombudspersons

17.11.2022 14.29
The Government proposes that a new act be enacted on patient ombudspersons and social services ombudspersons. The act would lay down provisions on the organisation of the activities of patient ombudspersons and social services ombudspersons and their independence, qualifications and duties.

Government proposes to gradually increase minimum staffing level in services for older people 

17.11.2022 13.57
On 17 November, the Government submitted to Parliament a proposal for gradually increasing the minimum staffing level in 24-hour care for older people. According to the proposal, the minimum staffing level would be 0.65 employees per client as from 1 April 2023 and 0.7 employees per client as from 1 December 2023.

The Government proposes amendments to the Act on Occupational Safety and Health to improve the enforcement of wage dumping provisions and the monitoring of issues affecting indoor air quality

17.11.2022 13.54
The Government proposes amendments to the Act on Occupational Safety and Health Enforcement and Cooperation on Occupational Safety and Health at Workplaces (Act on Occupational Safety and Health). The proposal would extend the occupational safety and health (OHS) authorities’ powers concerning the enforcement of provisions on wage dumping. The OSH authorities would also have new duties concerning the notification of other authorities of problems with indoor air quality.

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

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Administrative branch

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Ministers

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