Minister of Health and Care Services

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Minister of Health and Care Services of Norway
Helse- og omsorgsministeren
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Bent Høie (bilde 01).JPG
Incumbent
Bent Høie

since 16 October 2013
Ministry of Health and Care Services
Member of Council of State
Seat Oslo
Nominator Prime Minister
Appointer Monarch
with approval of Parliament
Term length No fixed length
Constituting instrument Constitution of Norway
Precursor Minister of Social Affairs
Formation 4 September 1992
First holder Werner Christie
Deputy State secretaries at the Ministry of Health and Care Services
Website Official website

The Minister of Health and Care Services (Norwegian: Helse- og omsorgsministeren) is a councilor of state and chief of the Norway's Ministry of Health and Care Services. Since 16 October 2013 the position has been held by Bent Høie of the Conservative Party.[1] The ministry is responsible for healthcare and care services, with the state's healthcare activities being caried out by four regional health authorities. Major institutions subordinate the ministry include the Directorate for Health, the Board of Health Supervision, the Institute of Public Health, the Medicines Agency, the Radiation Protection Authority, the Labour and Welfare Service and the Food Safety Authority.

The position was created in 1992 and originally held the healthcare portfolio of the Ministry of Social Affairs. The remainder of the ministry's portfolio was taken care of by the Minister of Social Affairs. From 2002 the position has been chief of its own ministry. The position has been held by eleven people from three parties. Dagfinn Høybråten has held the position the longest, for three and a half years, and is also the only person to have held the position twice. No-one has held the seat for less than a year, with Ansgar Gabrielsen having the shortest tenure.

Key[edit]

The following lists the minister, their party, date of assuming and leaving office, their tenure in years and days, and the cabinet they served in.

      Christian Democratic Party
      Conservative Party
      Labour Party

Ministers[edit]

Photo Name Party Took office Left office Tenure Cabinet Ref
Christie, WernerWerner Christie Labour 4 September 1992 22 December 1995 3 years, 79 days Brundtland III [2]
Gudmund Hernes2.JPG Hernes, GudmundGudmund Hernes Labour 22 December 1995 17 October 1997 1 year, 300 days Brundtland III
Jagland
[2][3]
Dagfinn Hoybraten, blivande president for Nordiska radet 2007.jpg Høybråten, DagfinnDagfinn Høybråten Christian Democratic 17 October 1997 21 March 2000 2 year, 156 days Bondevik I [4]
Tønne, ToreTore Tønne Labour 21 March 2000 19 October 2001 1 year, 213 days Stoltenberg I [5]
Norges arbets- och socialminister, Dagfinn Hoybraten.jpg Høybråten, DagfinnDagfinn Høybråten Christian Democratic 19 October 2001 1 October 2004 2 years, 346 days Bondevik II [6]
Gabrielsen, AnsgarAnsgar Gabrielsen Conservative 1 October 2004 17 October 2005 1 years, 18 days Bondevik II [6]
Norges halsominister Sylvia Brustad vid Nordiska Radets session i Oslo. 2007-10-31. Foto- Magnus Froderberg-norden.org.jpg Brustad, SylviaSylvia Brustad Labour 17 October 2005 20 June 2008 2 years, 247 days Stoltenberg II [7]
Bjarne Håkon Hanssen 2009 04 19 B.jpg Hanssen, Bjarne HåkonBjarne Håkon Hanssen Labour 20 June 2008 20 October 2009 1 year, 122 days Stoltenberg II [7]
Strøm-Erichsen.JPG Strøm-Erichsen, Anne-GreteAnne-Grete Strøm-Erichsen Labour 20 October 2009 21 September 2012 2 years, 335 days Stoltenberg II [7]
Jonas Gahr Støre undated.jpg Støre, Jonas GahrJonas Gahr Støre Labour 21 September 2012 16 October 2013 1 year, 26 days Stoltenberg II [7]
Bent Hoie 2009.jpg Høie, BentBent Høie Conservative 16 October 2013 present 1 year, 71 days Solberg [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Erna Solberg's Government". Government.no. 16 October 2013. Retrieved 23 October 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Gro Harlem Brundtland's Third Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "Thorbjørn Jagland's Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012. 
  4. ^ "Kjell Magne Bondevik's First Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012. 
  5. ^ "Jens Stoltenberg's First Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012. 
  6. ^ a b "Kjell Magne Bondevik's Second Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012. 
  7. ^ a b c d "Jens Stoltenberg's Second Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.