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Reformation schedule

The health care, social welfare and rescue services will be organised according to the new model from 2023 onwards. The wellbeing services counties responsible for health care, social welfare and rescue services will begin operating in early 2023. However, Helsinki will remain responsible for organising its own health care, social welfare and rescue services, and will not be part of any wellbeing services county.

Parliament approved and the President confirmed the acts pertaining to the restructuring of health care, social welfare and rescue services in June 2021.

2020

  • June–Sep 2020: The government’s draft of a legislative proposal was distributed for comments.
  • July 2020: Helsinki started the preparation of the reform with the projects Structural Reform and Future Health and Social Services Centre.
  • October 2020: Based on the comments, the government delivered a modified draft to the board that assesses legislation.
  • December 2020: The government reform proposal was submitted to parliament.

2021

  • February 2021: A City-level steering group for Helsinki’s health and social services reform, which coordinates the preparations for the reform’s implementation at the level of the entire City organisation.
  • The reform legislation was processed in Parliament.
  • June 2021: Parliament approved and the President confirmed the acts pertaining to the restructuring of the health care, social welfare and rescue services.
  • July 2021: The act on the implementation of the health and social services reform entered into force.
  • The temporary administration will begin its work (does not apply to the City of Helsinki).
  • December 2021: End of the Structural Reform project.

2022

  • Regional election (does not apply to the City of Helsinki).
  • March 2022: Terms of the regional councils and the HUS collaborative body start.
  • December 2022: End of the Future Health and Social Services Centre project.

2023

  • Responsibility for organising healthcare, social services and rescue services will transfer to well being services counties (does not apply to the City of Helsinki).

Reform schedule 2020–2022 at soteuudistus.fi maintained by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health