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The Department of Health of Puerto Rico (Spanish: Departamento de Salud de Puerto Rico) is one of the Cabinet-level agencies directly created by Article 4, Section 6 of the Constitution of Puerto Rico. It is headed by a Secretary of Health, appointed by the Governor of Puerto Rico and requiring the advice and consent of the Senate of Puerto Rico. The Secretary of Health is eighth in the line of gubernatorial succession.[1]

Department of Health of Puerto Rico
Department overview
FormedMarch 14, 1912; 107 years ago (1912-03-14)
Jurisdictionexecutive branch
HeadquartersSan Juan, Puerto Rico
Department executive
Child department
Key documents




  1. ^ "Ley del Departamento de Salud" (PDF). Government of Puerto Rico. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 1, 2014. Retrieved December 1, 2014.