Ministry conference of three people

Tasks and organization of the Bavarian State Ministry of Health, Care and Prevention

In October 2013, the independent Bavarian State Ministry of Health, Care and Prevention was established - a first in the history of Bavaria. In this way, the government highlights the crucial importance of public health, care and prevention in our society.

Since then, the Bavarian State Ministry of Health, Care and Prevention stands for what people want most: Health and quality of life – in every phase of life and into old age. The following questions are at the forefront:

  • How do I stay healthy as long as possible?
  • How do I get the best possible care when I am sick?


  • How can I grow old with dignity?

People and their needs are always central to the health and care policies for Bavaria.

Therefore, prevention and health promotion is a high priority, which is laid out in our health initiative and in the Bavarian prevention plan.

Another important goal of the Bavarian health policy is to ensure comprehensive quality care. Examples here are

  • Continuous investment cost funding via the annual hospital construction program,
  • the successful programs
    • the establishment funding of physicians (male and female) in rural areas and
    • funding of regional cooperation in the health sector (health regionsplus)

An integral part of Bavarian health policy is also the expansion of palliative medical care and hospice care structures.

In addition, the framework for human care is an important concern. For this, the Bavarian Care Ministry funds example specialist agencies for caregiving relatives and is committed to making the nursing profession more attractive.

Furthermore, the Bavarian State Ministry of Health, Care and Prevention, as the highest professional authority is responsible for the public health service, for hygiene and infection control as well as for the medicines and pharmacy sector. It is supported by the health authorities and the Bavarian State Office for Health and Food Safety. In addition, the Ministry exercises the legal supervision over the region’s immediate public health insurance companies in Bavaria. The Bavarian State Examination Office for Social Security reviews the efficiency and legality of the administrative actions of the social security agency under the control of the Free State.

People and their needs are the focus of my human and modern public health and care policies for Bavaria. For a good life.
Klaus Holetschek, Minister of State
Staatsminister Klaus Holetschek

Born in Landshut on October the 21th, 1964.
Married, 2 children, Roman Catholic.

State Minister Klaus Holetschek

Political Functions

1985 – 1994
District chairman of the Junge Union Unterallgäu,

1994 – 2001
District chairman of the Junge Union Swabia

1999 – 2013
District chairman of the CSU Unterallgäu,

2003 – 2015
Local chairman of the CSU Bad Wörishofen,

1996 – 2002
City councilor in Bad Wörishofen,

1996 – 2014
District councilor in Unterallgäu,

1996 – 2008
Deputy chairman of the CSU/JWU parliamentary group in the district council,

2002 – 2013
1st mayor of the town of Bad Wörishofen,

2008 – 2014
Deputy District Administrator of the district of Unterallgäu,

1998 – 2002
Member of the German Bundestag,

since October 7, 2013
Member of the Bavarian State Parliament,

since 2014
City councilor in Memmingen,

since April 2017
Chairman of the Memmingen CSU district,

March 2018 – January 2020
Ombudsman of the Bavarian State Government,

February – August 2020
State Secretary in the Bavarian State Ministry for Housing, Construction and Transport

Since August 2020 – January 2021
State Secretary in the Bavarian State Ministry of Health and Care

Since January 2021
Minister of State in the Bavarian State Ministry of Health and Care

Education and profession

After graduating from high school in 1984, Klaus Holetschek studied law at the University of Augsburg from 1984 to 1990 and passed the 1st state law examination. From 1990 to 1993 he was a legal trainee. After successfully passing the 2nd state law examination, he was admitted to the bar. From 1993 to 1998, he worked as a consultant for the promotion of young journalists and media policy at the Hanns Seidel Foundation in Munich and was deputy head of department at the Förderungswerk.

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