How To Determine The Cause Of The Death Of The Law

Original Language Title: Laki kuolemansyyn selvittämisestä

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In accordance with the decision of the Parliament, provides for: the death of the notification and of the dead, Chapter 1 section 1 of the buring (11 December 2009/1065) death shall, without delay, notify your doctor or the police.
The health care facility or a physician shall be notified to the information of the death of the population information system and the health and well being, as well as the Health and well-being of the body on statistics. The provisions of the State Council, the notification will be given more detailed information.
The death of the institution from the obligation to notify the health and well-being of the population information system as well as the dead, which has arisen in the notification to the Government by means of a Council regulation.
The role of statistics is stored under this Act, the documents and information submitted to it. The information contained in the documents or documents can be stored on a permanent basis. The information contained in the documents or the documents provided for the retention of a permanent archive (831/1994).


section 2 (11/6) or of the body of the deceased be buried to dispose of medical education or research for the University until, when death is thus cleared as the State Council regulation with elaborate sets and burial.
Authorisation, subject to the Council of State burial gives the doctor the regulation provides otherwise.
Chapter 2 section 3 of the Medical cause of death to determine the (11-12-2009/1065) to determine the cause of the death of, the provisions of the medical procedures to be followed shall be the Ministry of Social Affairs and health.


section 4 of the Medical autopsy to establish the cause of death to be run during the last illness of the deceased person, if it is not a medical treatment, and if an autopsy is necessary for public health and medical care.
The deceased's nearest to them at the request of the person concerned or the way the nearby is a medical autopsy to be carried out under the conditions referred to in subparagraph (1), if an obstacle without it can happen without impeding other activities for the sick or the health center.
The medical autopsy shall not be performed when the forensic autopsy is to be carried out.


section 5 (11/6) medical infrastructure or health centre of the deceased person's medical or autopsy there dead in the carrying out of the imported to decide for the sick or the Chief Medical Officer of Health Center or doctor. The measure is of a deceased person to be the deceased's nearest relative or otherwise, the person's consent. If the consent cannot be obtained, without any further delay the National Institute for health and welfare can be referred to a doctor in such a case it shall authorise the autopsy.
For carrying out the medical autopsy section 4 of the application referred to in paragraph 2 to a party other than the person referred to in subparagraph (1) of the dead, decides to run for the sick medical autopsies or health centre, the Chief Medical Officer in the doctor in the ylläpitävässä or in person at the Member was the home of the municipality in accordance with the code of civil procedure (201/1994). If the deceased person's place of residence is not without difficulty to figure out, and if there are other special reasons so require, the decision kuolinpaikkaa of medical autopsies to perform for the sick or the Chief Medical Officer of Health Center or doctor.
If the doctor's decision referred to in subparagraph (1) above is in the negative, but the medical infrastructure or health centre dead people handled the doctor considers it necessary, the execution of the autopsy is hoitaneella by a doctor the right to refer the matter to the Health and well-being of the body.


section 6 (11 December 2009/1065) for the health and well-being of the body has to deal with the issue of medical autopsy performed as a matter of urgency. Before the proceedings the person of the deceased to the next or to the nearby a person be given an opportunity to be heard, if it is possible without undue delay.
If you run the autopsy request other than as referred to in sub-section 1 of section 5 of the senior medical officer or the equivalent of a doctor, is ylilääkärille, or the adoption of the opinion of the doctor responsible for the opportunity, if it is possible without undue delay.
In its approval of the health and well-being of the body to perform the autopsy is, at the same time provide for the opening of the place.
For the health and well-being of the institution under this section against a decision not to apply for appealing to the change.
Chapter 3, section 7, resolve the cause of the death of the forensic Death investigation to determine the cause of the is to be carried out by the police, 1) when the death is not known due to an illness or when the deceased is during the last illness have not been to a doctor;
2) when the death is caused by a crime, accident, suicide, poisoning, occupational disease or treatment or where there is reason to believe the death was due to any reasons; or 3) after the death of a surprisingly.
The investigation shall be used, if necessary, a doctor.
The police, the public prosecutor must be notified of the death, which has happened in the case of the treatment of persons held by the police, the person (841/2006) in the case referred to in paragraph 6 of article 2 of the container or otherwise under the supervision of their liberty by the police menettäneenä. (July 22, 2011/832) section 8, if the medical findings of facts as referred to in article 7(4) arises, it is immediately bring the matter to the attention of the police in suorittajalääkärin.


section 9 If the cause of death could not be ascertained is pursuing towards the body of the medical opinion and the other on the basis of the facts in the investigation, due to be carried out forensic autopsy before the body of the deceased be buried or dispose of medical education or research for the University or the University.


section 10 (11/6) of the order for the execution of the forensic autopsy will give the Police Department or the head of the Central Criminal Police or their designee any other officer of the police, the public prosecutor's Office, Court of Justice or the National Institute for health and welfare.
Chapter 4 how to determine the cost of the article 11 of the Medical cause of death and for the costs incurred for the carrying out of transporting the body to respond to the sick or the administrator of the health centre, where the medical cause of death has been carried out.


How to determine the cause of the death of the Oikeuslääketieteellisestä article 12 shall be liable for the costs incurred by the State, unless otherwise provided by the Court, when it has been the case before, decides otherwise.


12 (a) in the section (5.9.1997/858) in damages for a death certificate, certificate of authorization, burying the dead and kuolinselvitys shall be issued free of charge.
Chapter 5 miscellaneous provisions article 12 b (11/6) from the control and supervision of the activities of the death cause of inquiry include the health and well-being of the body.
The National Institute for health and welfare is responsible for oikeuslääketieteellisestä the activities of autopsy.


section 13 (11-12-2009/1065), the National Institute for health and Welfare shall adopt a hospital or other place, where an autopsy will be done.


section 14 of the Physician or other person who in the course of his last illness of the deceased is held, or which by the way is about to die, is obliged to notify the person concerned of the doctor, the police or other investigative authority to establish the necessary elements of the cause of death.


section 15 (5.9.1997/858), the documents relating to the death investigation are confidential.
Notwithstanding the provisions of subparagraph (1), the documents relating to the investigation in the death of the information may be disclosed: 1) to the authority or to a court, the rest of the community, with the access to Information Act provided for the right of use of it;
2) to the application or with the consent of the cause of death to determine the necessary action has been carried out;
the next of kin of the deceased, or for the rest of his 3) läheiselleen;
4) insurance or pension institution, if the disclosure is justified by the need to obtain the benefit of the application.
Statistics, as well as to determine the cause of death referred to in this law, the Commission of the authorities involved in obtaining death certificates, may issue the authorization data and other documents relating to the death investigation of scientific research, statistics, as well as the work of the authority, in accordance with the design and a description of the purpose of what the Act on the openness of government activities (621/1999). Transferees are required to keep the information secret. Article 16 (21 May 1999/684) that violates the provisions of this law or by virtue of the Act, is to be condemned, if not specifically provided for punishment, the cause of the death of the detection of infringements of the provisions of a fine or imprisonment for not more than six months.


section 17 (13 December 2001/1215) detailed rules on the implementation of this law shall be adopted, where necessary, of the Council of State regulation.
The State Council regulation provides for the conclusion of the investigations on the provided oikeuslääkeopillisten of the authority of the State compensation and commissions.


section 18 of the



This law shall enter into force on 1 January 1974, Chapter 44 of the Criminal Code shall be repealed and section 3, as amended by the Act of 6 June 1914, the entry into force of the Penal Code and article 8 of the regulation on the matter, as it is the Act of 17 April 1959 (192/59), as well as the medical body openings on 1 April 1953, the law (147/53).

The change of the date of entry into force of the acts and application: 17.1.1991/114: This decision shall enter into force on 1 March 1991.
THEY are 233/90, sosvk. bet. 44/90, svk. Mrs. 227/90 3508/92/98: this law shall enter into force on 1 December 1992.
The Government's Social Affairs and health on the date of entry into force of this Act pursuant to the provisions of regulations in force and the instructions will continue to be in force until the Ministry of Social Affairs and health to quash them.
THEY 264/92, Shub 38/92 5.9.1997/858: this law shall enter into force on 1 March 1998.
Before the entry into force of the law can be used to take the measures needed to implement the law.
Section 15 (2) and (3) provides for the transmission of data does not apply to maistraatteja and ecclesiastical population controllers, which have to be considered before the entry into force of the mediation of the laws of the causes of death in secret.
THEY'RE 56/1997, HaVM 12/1997, 21 May 1999, 89/1997/684 EV: this law shall enter into force on 1 December 1999.
THEY'RE 30/1998 31/1998, EV, HaVM 303/1998 13 December 2001/1215: this law shall enter into force on 1 January 2002.
Before the entry into force of the law can be used to take the measures needed to implement the law.
THEY 189/2001, Shub 34/2001, 11 December 2009/157/2001 EV 1065: this law shall enter into force on 1 January 2010.
The county governments, upon the entry into force of this law, to determine the cause of death pending matters relating to the entry into force of this law, transferred to the Health and well-being of the body.
To determine the cause of death made by the Governments of the province are related to the agreements and commitments, as well as the resulting rights and obligations are transferred at the time of entry into force of this law, for the health and well-being of the body.
Before the entry into force of the law can be used to take the measures needed to implement the law.
THEY 151/2009, Shub 38/2009, EV 171/2009 July 22, 2011/832: this law shall enter into force on 1 January 2014.
THEY LaVM 44/222/2010, 2010, EV 374/2010