Regulating, Coordinating, and Enhancing the Delivery of Health Services

Our Purpose & Functions

Formed in 2006 through the Bermuda Health Council Act 2004, the Health Council enhances and coordinates the delivery of healthcare services. We are a regulatory body, ensuring health system sustainability by:

  • Licensing health insurers
  • Increasing cost effectiveness
  • Collaborating with stakeholders
  • Addressing complaints and queries
  • Monitoring health finance and expenditure
  • Facilitating new health system infrastructure
  • Ensuring that employers provide health insurance for their employees

Strategic Plans

Strategic Plans are multi-year plans detailing the direction of the Health Council.  These Plans are used as a basis for identifying the annual corporate plan objectives and deliverables.

To regulate, coordinate and enhance the delivery of health services.

Care quality and standards: Collaborating with all whom have a vested interested in our health system to encourage best practice when delivering care.

Finance and economics: Monitoring resources available for improving the health system and the health of the population.

Accountability: Being transparent with the public about what we do and how we do it.

Regulation: Ensuring all organizations and services that influence our health are operating according to the law.


Policies provide standards for the execution of daily operations of the Health Council.


Procedures provide a standard for the execution of legislated Health Council functions and operations.

Find out what we're doing as a Health Council during COVID-19.