Patient insurance from 2021 onwards
Provisions on the compensation of patient injuries and patient insurance are laid down in the Patient Injuries Act, which has been valid since 1 May 1987. However, legislation on patient insurance is about to change, as the old Patient Injuries Act has been repealed and will only be valid until the end of 2020. The provisions of the Patient Injuries Act will still be applied to all patient injuries that occur or have occurred prior 1 January 2021.
In the future, provisions on patient insurance and the duties of the Patient Insurance Centre are set out in the following acts:
- Patient Insurance Act (potilasvakuutuslaki, 948/2019),
- Act on the Patient Insurance Centre (laki Potilasvakuutuskeskuksesta, 949/2019)
- Act on the Traffic and Patient Accident Board (laki liikenne- ja potilasvahinkolautakunnasta, 959/2019).
The renewal will bring no significant changes to the core principles of patient insurance. This website provides more information on the changes to patient insurance from 1 January 2021 onwards.