Saudi Health Council

The Health Services Council was established in accordance with Article 16 of the Health Law enacted by a Royal Decree issued on June 4, 2002. The Council was to be under the chairmanship of the Minister of Health and to include the following members:A representative of the Ministry of Health.A representative of each of following: the National Guard Health Affairs, the Ministry of Defense and Aviation Health Services, the General Department of Medical Services at the Ministry of Interior, and King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center. Each of these representatives was to be nominated by their parties.Two deans of local health colleges to be nominated by the Minister of Higher Education.Two representatives of the private sector.A representative of the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties.A representative of the Saudi Red Crescent Authority.A representative of the Council of Cooperative Health Insurance.A representative of the Saudi Food and Drug Authority.A representative of the Ministry of Education.

In 2014, the Council of Ministers issued Resolution No. 418 establishing the Saudi Health Council. The Council is to be under the chairmanship of the Minister of Health and to include the following members:1. Director General of the Armed Forces Medical Services.2. Executive Director of Health Affairs, Ministry of National Guard.3. Director General of the Department of Medical Services, Ministry of Interior.4. A representative of the Ministry of Health.5. A representative of the Ministry of Education.6. A representative of the Ministry of Higher Education.7. A representative of the Ministry of Finance.8. A representative of the Ministry of Civil Service.9. A representative of the Ministry of Economy and Planning.10. General Supervisor of the General Organization of King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center.11. Executive Chairman of the Saudi Food and Drug Authority.12. Vice President of the Saudi Red Crescent Authority.13. One of the deans of local health colleges.14. Secretary General of the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties.15. Secretary General of the Council of Cooperative Health Insurance.16. Two representatives of the private health sector.

After the merger between the Ministry of Higher Education and Ministry of Education into the “Ministry of Education”, the Council of Ministers issued Decree No. 475 in August 24, 2015 replacing the representatives of the two preexisting ministries with a representative of the newly-created Ministry of Education and the dean of a local health college.

In 2019, the Council of Ministers issued Decree No. 283 adding a representative of the Ministry of Labor and Social Development. As such, the current membership of the council consists of the following:1. Director General of the Armed Forces Medical Services.2. Executive Director of Health Affairs, Ministry of National Guard.3. Director General of the Department of Medical Services, Ministry of Interior.4. A representative of the Ministry of Health.5. A representative of the Ministry of Education.6. A representative of the Ministry of Finance.7. A representative of the Ministry of Civil Service.8. A representative of the Ministry of Labor and Social Development.9. A representative of the Ministry of Economy and Planning.10. General Supervisor of the General Organization of King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center.11. Executive Chairman of the Saudi Food and Drug Authority.12. Vice President of the Saudi Red Crescent Authority.13. One of the deans of local health colleges.14. Secretary General of the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties.15. Secretary General of the Council of Cooperative Health Insurance.16. Two representatives of the private health sector.

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