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 However, legislation on patient insurance is about to change, as the old Patient Injuries Act has been repealed and will only be valid until the end of 2020.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:

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.

Patient insurance from 1 January 2021 onwards

Application of the Patient Insurance Act: Treatment provided in Finland, treatment abroad and telemedicine keyboard_arrow_down
Application of the Patient Insurance Act: Treatment provided for those in need of urgent care keyboard_arrow_down
Claiming compensation: In what time do you need to apply for compensation? keyboard_arrow_down
Compensation criteria in the Patient Insurance Act: Devices permanently installed in the patient keyboard_arrow_down
Paying out compensation: Vocational rehabilitation keyboard_arrow_down
Discontentment with the claims decision: Traffic Accident and Patient Injuries Board keyboard_arrow_down