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Compensation for the studies required for a nurse to gain a limited right to prescribe medicines

  • Service
  • Nationwide except the Åland Islands
  • Public service

Based on applications, the Regional State Administrative Agencies grant government compensation for the costs of such studies that are required for a nurse to gain a limited right to prescribe medicines.

The amount of the compensation is based on the number of persons that Valvira has given a limited right to prescribe medicines. The amount is provided each year in a decree issued by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health.

Do the following

In order to apply for the compensation, please fill out the application form. You can find the form on the service channels. Submit the application to the registry of your Regional State Administrative Agency.

The application must be submitted twice a year. For the first half of the year, applications must be submitted by the end of September of the current year. For the second half of the year, applications must be submitted by the end of March that year.

To whom and on what terms

Municipalities and joint municipalities, as well as units that provide outpatient services under a contract for them or otherwise, that are employers of the nurse who gained a limited right to prescribe medicines are entitled to the compensation.

The Regional State Administrative Agency makes decisions concerning compensations during that calendar year in which the application was submitted to the Regional State Administrative Agency. Applications that have been submitted after the deadline will not be considered.

The service is free of charge.

Basic information

The service is provided byRegional State Administrative Agency
Responsible for the serviceRegional State Administrative Agency
Area Whole Finland (except Åland)
Available languagesFinnish, Swedish
Text edited by: Regional State Administrative Agency
Updated: 10/28/2019