Recommendations, criteria and statements
The Council for Choices in Health Care in Finland may issue two types of recommendations:
it may recommend that the prevention, examinations and diagnostics, treatment or rehabilitation related to a certain health issue using a certain health technology be included in the services financed from public funds in Finland; or
it may recommend that the prevention, examinations and diagnostics, treatment or rehabilitation related to a certain health issue using a certain health technology be excluded from the services financed from public funds in Finland.
The Council’s recommendations are first published as drafts on the otakantaa.fi web service, where citizens can comment on them for a set period. The feedback received is taken into consideration in further drafting. Finalised recommendations are published on the Council’s home page. The recommendations are updated as necessary.
Preparation of the criteria referred to in the Radiation Act.
The criteria for access to examinations refer to Section 111 of the Radiation Act for the justification of the medical exposure of an asymptomatic individual.
The Council is tasked with drawing up the criteria to be used to prepare special written grounds concerning the individual in question. The condition for this is that the examination is needed for the early detection of the disease and is not part of a screening programme.
The use of the Council´s criteria for access to examinations in the manner referred to in Section 111 of the Radiation Act applies to both public health care and health care services referred to in the Private Health Care Act.
The Council’s criteria are first published as drafts in the Lausuntopalvelu.fi where they can be commented on for a fixed period. The feedback received will be taken into account in the further preparation of the matter. Finalized criteria will be published on Council’s website.