Wellbeing services counties
The Ministry of Finance monitors the activities and finances of wellbeing services counties in general and ensures that their self-governing status is taken into account whenever legislation concerning the counties is drafted. The Ministry is also responsible for the regulation and assessment of the funding and finances of the wellbeing services counties and for the counties’ legislation concerning personnel. The Advisory Board on County Finances and Administration operates in conjunction with the Ministry of Finance.
The wellbeing services counties are self-governing regions that took over responsibility for organising healthcare, social welfare and rescue services as of 1 January 2023.
Most of the funding for the wellbeing services counties comes from the central government. As self-governing regions, they decide on the use and allocation of their funding themselves.