According to Decree 4107 of 2011, the following are the objectives and functions of the Ministry of Health and Social Protection.
The aim of the Ministry of Health and Social Protection, within the framework of its powers, is to formulate, adopt, manage, coordinate, implement and evaluate public policy in health, public health, and social health promotion, and participate in the formulation of policies on pensions, periodic economic benefits, and occupational hazards, which will be developed throughout the institutions comprising the administrative sector.
The Ministry of Health and Social Protection will lead, guide, coordinate and evaluate the Social Security System in Health and the General System of Occupational Risk, in matters within its competence. In addition it will formulate, establish and define the guidelines related to Social Protection information systems.