Published under: Stoltenberg's 2nd Government
The Ministry of Health and Care Services has eight departments:
The Department of Public Health
The Department of Specialist Health Care Services
The Department of Hospital Ownership
The Department of Health Legislation
The Department of Municipal Health Care Services
- The Department of Bugetary and Finacial Affairs
- The Department of Administration
- The Communications Division
The main responsibility of the Department of Administration is to handle horizontal issues, and to make sure that the Ministry is run in accordance with relevant laws and regulations.
Department director: Director General Ole T. Andersen
The Department of Budgetary and Financial Affairs coordinates the Ministry of Health and Care Services`work related to the central government budget and is responsible for analyses and reports in connection with various funding and grant schemes.
Department director: Director General Hans Knut Hauge
The Ministry of Health and Care Services has ownership of the four regional health authorities, which provides the channel for exercising government hospital ownership of the specialist health care services. The principal task of the Department of Hospital Ownership is governance of the regional health authorities and the Norwegian Health Network.
Department director: Director General Målfrid Bjærum
The Department of eHealth has the overall responsiblity for digitalization of the healthcare sector. The Department of eHealth has a broad area of responsibility, ranging from establishing and providing good digital services to health professionals and the public, to following up the long term strategy "one patient- one record".
Department director: Director General Bjørn Astad
The main tasks of the Department of Public Health are related to health promotion and preventive medicine, health surveillance and health registers, nutrition and food safety and alcohol and drug addicition issues.
Department director: Director General Geir Stene-Larsen
The Department of Health Legislation is responsible for the majority of laws and regulations within the domain of the Ministry of Helath and Care Services.
Department director: Director General Kari Sønderland
This department is responsible for the development of municipal policy measures for municipal health care services, nursing and care services, social care services and mental health care services within the municipalities.
Department director: Director General Petter Øgar
The Department is responsible for financing specialist health care services and for the annual allocations over the central government budget to the regional health authorities.
Department director: Director General Cathrine Meland
The Press and Communications Division deals with press enquiries to the Ministry’s political leadership and the Ministry. The Division also helps to locate the correct department or case officer for background material and information.
Department director: Acting head of communication Alexandra Reksten Tufteland