Questions frequently asked by young people

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Questions frequently asked by young people

Read young people’s questions and answers related to My Kanta Pages.

Here are some answers concerning My Kanta Pages. Some changes will be made in My Kanta Pages, after which your parents or guardians will also be able to view your data in My Kanta Pages. However, this will not be possible until the healthcare unit where you have your appointments has deployed this feature. 

You can ask your healthcare unit whether they have already carried out the change.

My Kanta Pages is a web service where you can browse your own health data and prescriptions. Health data includes, e.g. entries on your medical appointments, vaccination data, and laboratory test results. 

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You can log in to My Kanta Pages if you have a Finnish personal identity code and means of identification. These include:

  • online banking codes
  • mobile ID
  • electronic identity card.

You can ask your parent or guardian for help in acquiring means of identification. Check with your own bank at which age you can get online banking codes. 

In My Kanta Pages, you can view 

  • your prescriptions
  • entries related to your medical care
  • your vaccinations
  • your laboratory test and X-ray results
  • which healthcare units or pharmacies have processed your prescription or health data via the Kanta Services.

If you are under 18 and a parent or guardian of a child, you have the same rights to act on behalf of your child as a parent or guardian who is over 18.

As a person under 18, you cannot 

  • acknowledge information
  • give your consent
  • set refusals
  • register as an organ donor or issue a living will.

The decision-making capability is assessed face to face during every appointment and, as a result, you cannot access some of the functions in My Kanta Pages. 

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As a minor, you can 

  • view prescriptions and health data that have been recorded in the Kanta Service as from 1 August 2016
  • request a repeat prescription.

In order to log in to My Kanta Pages, you need a Finnish personal identity code and means of identification, for example, online banking codes. 

You can view your own data in My Kanta Pages. Your parents or guardians can also view your data if 

  • you have not been assessed as capable of making decisions 
  • you have been assessed as capable of making decisions in relation to your care and you give your parents or guardians permission to view your data.

In most cases, the parents or guardians can view the data concerning a child under 10 years of age. Further information about viewing data concerning children over 10 years of age is available in the example cases.

For example, your teacher or hobby club leader cannot view your data. 

During the appointment, a healthcare professional, for example, a doctor or nurse, will record the data concerning your appointment in the patient data system, from where they are transferred to My Kanta Pages. The professional will always see your details in the patient data system in the unit where the data was originally entered. 

During the appointment, you can give your consent to showing your data in other healthcare units as well if you are capable of making a decision. This will make it easier to treat you in the future when you, say, move to a different town to study. 

No, you can’t hide your data yourself in My Kanta Pages. 

The decision on disclosing the data to the parents or guardians is taken in connection with the appointment. Healthcare services will enter it in the patient data system.  

You can check from the healthcare unit where you had your appointment whether the data concerning the appointment in question has been disclosed to your parents. A function where you can check from the appointment data whether the data has been disclosed to parents or guardians will be introduced in My Kanta Pages at a later date. 

Old data that has been entered in My Kanta Pages before the change now taking place and after you turned 10 will not be shown to your parents or guardians. In My Kanta Pages, with respect to old data, only data that has been entered before your 10th birthday is shown to the parent or guardian (as from 1 August 2016). 

If your data is visible in your parent’s or guardian’s My Kanta Pages, your nurse or doctor has assessed in connection with the health check that you are not mature enough to decide on your care. 

The assessment of the decision-making capability is affected, for example, by 

  • the reason for your appointment
  • your age and development stage.

If both of your parents are your guardians, you are not able to hide data from one parent only. 

If a healthcare professional assesses you as capable of making decisions, you can decide yourself whether your data is visible to your parents or guardians. In that case, you can refuse the viewing of your data to both of your parents if you so wish. 

A parent or guardian will not be able to view any of your data in My Kanta Pages after you have turned 18.

As an adult, you can grant another adult, for example, your parent or other close relative, a mandate to act on your behalf in My Kanta Pages. This may be useful, for example, in the event of you falling ill or otherwise being incapable of acting in My Kanta Pages.

If you grant a mandate to another adult, they will be able to see all your health data. This also applies to the data that you have previously forbidden to be viewed by your parent or guardian when you were a minor capable of making your own decisions. However, another adult cannot view on your behalf your organ donation testament, living will or wellbeing data entered in My Kanta Pages.

Further information about this subject is available on the page concerning acting on behalf of an adult.

Your parent or guardian can request a repeat prescription in My Kanta Pages if your parent or guardian can view the prescription data and 

  • medicine has already previously been purchased with the prescription
  • the prescription is not out of date
  • the prescription is not under a renewal ban. 

Your nurse is obliged to draw up a patient record concerning your appointment. You will be able to view the entry in your My Kanta Pages.   

If your nurse assesses that you are mature enough to decide and understand the matter that you are discussing, your entry will not be shown to your parents or guardians in My Kanta Pages if you so wish. 

Please note that you are not able to edit or delete your data in My Kanta Pages.

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Last updated 21.10.2020