The Finnish Patient Insurance Centre (PVK) handles all personal injuries that occur in connection with healthcare activities in accordance with the Patient Injuries Act. PVK promotes patient safety by carrying out research, making calculations and compiling statistics. Its members include all insurance companies granting patient insurance policies in Finland. The statutory system has safeguarded the rights of patients and nursing staff since 1987.
Duties of the Finnish Patient Insurance Centre
Injuries that occurred between 1 May 1987 and 30 April 1999 fall under the original Patient Injuries Act. Injuries arising from medical treatment and healthcare given on 1 May 1999 or after that time are examined on the basis of the revised Act.