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New Legislation on E-cigarettes Will Take Effect on 1 March 2019

September 20, 2018

A new Act on e-cigarettes and refillcontainers will take effect on 1 March 2019. The Act is based on the Bill presented by the Minister of Health on the import...

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Facts about Down syndrome and pre-natal screening in Iceland

December 11, 2017

The Icelandic Ministry of Welfare considers it urgent to present the following facts due to incorrect and misleading information which has repeatedly been...

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The Ministry of Welfare has the responsibility for administration and policy making of social affairs, health and social security in Iceland as prescribed by law, regulations and other directives. 

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Svandís Svavarsdóttir

Minister of Health

Svandís Svavarsdóttir

Svandís Svavarsdóttir, Minister of Health since November 30th 2017. Member of Althingi for the Reykjavík South Constituency since 2009. Chairman of the parliamentary group of the Left-Green Movement 2013-2017.
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