What is the time limit for legal proceedings?

Legal action must be taken at court, in other words within three years of the claims decision. Under penalty of forfeiture of the underlying right, an action against Finnish Patient Insurance Centre must be taken within three years of the date on which the claimant has been informed of the decision and the time limit in writing.

What is the time limit for bringing the matter to the Patient Injuries Board?

In the same time as legal action must be taken at court, in other words within three years. The Board has adopted a practice of considering requests where the patient has lost the right of bringing the matter to court within the statutory three years as being effectively unfounded.

This means that, in practice, the Board has not considered requests where the patient no longer has an opportunity to bring the matter to court. The decision on processing the matter at the Board is made by the Board.

20.03.2015