North Dakota Departments of Health, Human Services merging

Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff
Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff

(Bismarck, ND) -- North Dakota's departments of Human Services and Health are merging.

The two agencies become the single Department of Health and Human Services on September 1st.

The 2021 Legislature approved the merger. Human Services is the state's largest agency, with 22-hundred employees. The Health Department has more than 200 employees.

Officials say there will be no job losses in the merger.