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Government policy outlines
 

Government published policies for customers' freedom of choice 21.12.2016

On 21 December, the Government published a draft of the legislation detailing how customers will be able to select from among the health and social services that are within the scope of freedom of choice. Additionally, the Government published changes made to the Health, Social Service and Regional Government bill. According to government, a government proposal on the simplification of multisource financing will be drawn up in 2017. As part of the health and social services solution the government outlined that all 18 counties would organise their own emergency medical services, meaning rescue services will also be organised in each of these counties. 

The Government published draft bills on health, social services and regional government reform on June 29th 2016

On 29 June the Government published draft bills on reforming health and social services and on establishing counties.The Government also agreed on further preparation of freedom of choice legislation and the simplification of multisource financing.

 

Government outlined health, social services and regional government reform, April 5th 2016

Based on the negotiations and preparatory work carried out by the ministerial working group on reforms, the Government has agreed on further policy outlines on the health and social services reform on April 5th 2016. These outlines steer legislative work on the reform of the organisation of health and social services and on the reform of the freedom of choice and the multichannel funding system.

In the same connection, the Government agreed on the responsibilities to be transferred to the level of county government.

The contents of the reform will be adopted in line with the issued outlines when the Government agrees to circulate the draft government proposal for comment.

Inquiries

Tuomas Pöysti, Under-Secretary of State, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health and Ministry of Finance, tel. +358 295 163 012