Minna Plit-Turunen appointed Unit Director of the Patient Insurance Centre

News 29.2.2016

Minna Plit-Turunen, LL.M., has been appointed Unit Director of the Patient Insurance Centre as of 1 March 2016. She is responsible for the direction and development of the Patient Insurance Unit's operations as a whole and, for her part, of patient safety work, research and communications.

Minna Plit-Turunen transfers to the position of Unit Director from her previous position as the Patient Insurance Centre's Development Manager, where she was responsible for the development of the unit's compensation operations and processes. Plit-Turunen has worked at the Patient Insurance Centre since 2006, first as lawyer and then, since 2014, as development manager. Her prior employment history includes working at the appeal board of the Social Insurance Institution of Finland, among others.

Asko Nio appointed Director of Legislative Affairs of the Insurance Centre

Asko Nio, LL.M., will transfer from the position of Director of the Patient Insurance Centre to that of Director of Legislative Affairs for the entire Insurance Centre as of 1 March 2016. His principal areas of responsibility will include different types legislative projects at the Insurance Centre, as well as other duties pertaining to the operating environment, advocacy and stakeholder engagement. Nio is responsible for the development of patient insurance systems, issues related to insurance cover under patient insurance and compensation of medicine-related Injuries.

Additional information:

Minna Plit-Turunen, Unit Director, tel. +358 40 450 4632

Asko Nio, Director of Legislative Affairs, tel. +358 40 450 4614

The Finnish Patient Insurance Centre (PVK) handles all personal injuries that occur in conjunction with health care 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. Patients and health-care professionals have been protected by this statutory system since 1987.

The Insurance Centre is a centre of expertise and consortium of four safeguarding insurance types. It consists of Motor Insurers' Centre, Patient Insurance Centre, Environmental Insurance Centre and Pharmaceutical Insurance Pool. The Centre manages statutory insurance and compensation activities and plans, coordinates and implements the cooperation and international tasks of its member companies.