Health, Ministry of, established in 1972 as Ministry of Health and Environmental Protection. Between 1987 and 1990, health issues were on the agendas of a special minister in the Federal Chancellery. From 1991 to 1996 it was called the Ministry of Health, Sport and Consumer Protection, from 1996 to1997 it was the Ministry of Health and Consumer Protection. The Ministry of Health was dissolved in 1997. Its affairs have been primarily transferred to the Ministry of Social Affairs.