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Treatment of a patient whose sentence has been waived

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  • Nationwide
  • Public service

Patients ordered for treatment are admitted by a decision of The National Institute for Health and Welfare. The hospital's chief physician decides when a patient can be admitted, so that the National Institute for Health and Welfare cannot overload the hospital’s bed capacity through its decisions. Provided that the decision can be justified, the chief physician may also decide not to admit a patient, whereby the National Institute for Health and Welfare will find an alternative treatment facility. Although treatment at the hospital is generally based on the Mental Health Act’s provisions regarding “involuntary treatment”, the objective is to carry out the treatment in cooperation with the patients as far as possible. The need for treatment at a state mental hospital of a patient whose sentence has been waived is assessed in cooperation with the hospital district of the patient’s domicile, six months at the latest from the date the treatment was initiated. At Niuvanniemi Hospital, the average treatment period of patients whose sentences have been waived is 9 years.

To whom and on what terms

A fee is charged for the service.

Daily hospital fees are posted on website.

Basic information

The service is provided byNiuvanniemi Hospital
Responsible for the serviceNiuvanniemi Hospital
Area Whole Finland
Available languageFinnish
Text edited by: Niuvanniemi Hospital
Updated: 12/2/2021