Article | Last updated: 2007-05-23 | Ministry of Health and Care Services
The Ministry of Health and Care Services has the overall responsibility for government policy on health and care services in Norway.
The Ministry of Health and Care Services (HOD) is responsible for providing good and equal health and care services for the population of Norway. The ministry directs these services by means of a comprehensive legislation, annual budgetary allocations (approximately 110 billion NOK in 2007), and through various governmental institutions.
The Ministry of Health and Care Services consists of seven different departments:
- Public Health
- Municipal Health Services
- Specialist Health Services
- Hospital Ownership
- Health Legislation
- Budget and Financial Affairs