The wellbeing service counties created in the health and social services reform will start to operate on 1 January 2023.
1 November 2021: The Client Data Act entered into force
- Consent to data sharing
- Common provision of Kanta information
- Consent no longer required to view prescription information
- Municipal social welfare services’ various registers merged into a single social welfare client register.
1 January 2023: The wellbeing service counties began operations
- Access to client data will be easier once different service providers’ registers have been merged with the wellbeing service county’s sector-specific registers
- Any client denials of consent to data sharing will not take effect within a single register of a wellbeing service county
- The hospital districts’ joint register has ceased to exist and the obligation to provide information about the joint register has been removed
- In Uusimaa, data will continue to be shared on the basis of a temporary right of access to information
- Citizens are to be issued new information about the Kanta Services
- The disclosure of social welfare client data via the Kanta Services is possible within the social welfare sector.
1 January 2024: Changes to the sharing of client data between wellbeing service counties, the private sector and the different registers
- Clients may set comprehensive sector-specific (healthcare or social welfare services) denials of consent to data sharing (excluding prescription data)
- Applying the denial to a private occupational health care provider’s register
The transition periods below may change due to the new Client Data Act (Government proposal 246/2022). Read more Transition periods and phasing of the Client Data Act.
- Consent in the Kanta Services to sharing of information between social welfare and healthcare sectors
- Disclosure of wellbeing information to social welfare and healthcare professionals based on consent given by the client.
1 September 2024: Social welfare service providers are obligated to join the Kanta Services
- This also applies to private providers of public-sector social welfare services.