The Law On The Veterinary Service

Original Language Title: Eläinlääkintähuoltolaki

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In accordance with the decision of Parliament: Chapter 1 General provisions article 1 the objective of This law is to ensure the availability and quality of services organised by the veterinarian, as well as the other vet services. In addition, the purpose of the Act is to ensure food safety, animal health and welfare.

the scope of application of article 2 of this law shall apply to veterinary services and the health status of the primary production of food of animal origin control, the rest of the food safety monitoring the health status of the control, animal husbandry, animal disease and prevention, as well as animal welfare.
Within the scope of this law, in addition to the supervision provided for in the law of food (23/2006), the animal disease Act (442/2013), animal by-products Act (517/2015), the law on the protection of animals (247/1996), the law on the transport of animals (1429/2006), animal lääkitsemisestä Act (395/2014) and the implementation of the Act on agricultural subsidies (192/2013). (24.4.2015/521) 3 definitions for the purposes of this Act, section: 1) to the home of domestic animals, which means human being keep and care for the benefit of, a club, or a hobby, deer, mammals, birds and bees, as well as domestic farmed aquatic animals, does not, however, the law on the functioning of the experimental animal (62/2006) animals or animals, which is considered as the animal protection law in the case referred to in article 20 of the Zoo;
2) the benefit of domestic animals, which is considered to be a business or agriculture or other human being necessary to perform work;
3. the health status of the animal veterinary service), as well as the detection and proof of diseases, veterinary assistance, and marketing of veterinary certificates, treated the animal's veterinary assistance or related research, measures in order to maintain the health and well-being of the animal, the preventive health care work, as well as an end to the animal;
4) peruseläinlääkäripalvelulla the veterinarian service, which will be given on the basis of a general study of veterinary medicine, or the clinical trial, the eläintenpitopaikoissa or the normal veterinary reception rooms, does not, however, the marketing of treated animal veterinary assistance and related research;
5) urgent veterinarian suddenly and seriously affected or damaged animal veterinary research or clinical research, the nature of the management measures and the termination of the animal first aid on the grounds of animal welfare;
6) a private veterinarian veterinarian service that provides the service producer is a natural person, legal person or institution.
section 4 of Chapter 2 of the authorities of the Ministry of agriculture and forestry Ministry of agriculture and forestry, controls and monitors at the top of the authority of this Act, as well as the implementation of, and compliance with the provisions adopted pursuant to it.

section 5: food safety food safety controls and controlled by the Central Government as the authority of this Act, as well as the implementation of, and compliance with the provisions adopted pursuant to it.

section 6 (22 December 2009/1596) regional government office area Administrative Office to oversee this law, as well as the implementation of, and compliance with, the provisions adopted in the implementation of work in its territory. The regional government shall be provided by the Office of the European Union's conditions for direct agricultural subsidies to foods, animal diseases and animal welfare, as well as for the European Union's animal welfare legislation based on the regular controls to which the use of the sample. The regional government in accordance with the law on the protection of animals, the Agency is involved in control of its own motion or at the local animal protection authority requested the transfer of the tasks of the regional State administrative agency.

Article 7 of the Convention in its territory peruseläinlääkäripalvelut and organize an emergency veterinary assistance, as well as the monitoring of food safety and veterinarian care, as the tasks provided for in this law. In these tasks by the Board or the other takes care of the multi-member body. The provisions of this law, also applies to 420,000, and cooperation in the area of environmental health Act (410/2009) the cooperation referred to in the area.
The municipality may agree with the second district, the race in the law of the jurisdiction or the task, which can be transferred to the responsibility of the civil servants, will be given the second district incumbent. Municipalities can do it, if the agreement referred to above is the consent of the member municipalities.
Chapter 3 section 8 of the veterinary services and the design of the nationwide program for food safety must be drawn up in a nationwide program of the law governing the organisation of veterinary services and the health and welfare of the animals referred to in this control. The program must include access to and the quality of the veterinary services and the supervision of the General objectives of the checks, samples, and other measures. The program must be revised, as required, at least once every three years. The program is part of the environmental health national control programme and part of the verification of compliance with feed and food law, animal health and animal welfare in order to ensure full compliance of the rules on official controls carried out in the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EC) no in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 882/2004 of the national control plan.
More detailed provisions on the drawing up of the national programme and the content shall be provided to the State by means of a Council regulation.
The food safety agency from the obligation to draw up a national food surveillance program and food control plan provided for in the Food Act.

section 9 (22 December 2009/1596) a regional plan for the regional Government of the organisation of the Agency has to develop a regional plan for the veterinarian services, as well as in the law on the organisation of the health and well-being of the animals referred to in the control of the territory. The plan should include the availability and quality of veterinary services in regional objectives and the monitoring checks, samples, and other measures.
The regional plan is taken into account in the national program, and it is to be assessed and revised, as required, at least once every three years.
The regional government agency from the obligation to draw up a plan for the control of foodstuffs provided for in the Food Act.

Of section 10 of the plan, shall draw up a plan of the examinations organized by the veterinarian services, as well as in the law on the organisation of the health and well-being of the animals referred to in the control of the territory. The plan should contain information on the veterinary service on the way in, subject to availability, quality and sizing, as well as of the examinations, and other measures. When planning the design of the service is to be taken into account in the area of the private veterinary services, services provided by the producers.
The plan is to be taken into account in the nationwide program and a regional plan, and it is to be assessed and revised, as required, at least once every three years. The regional government agency controls the preparation of the assessment and of its implementation. (22 December 2009/1596)
The obligation to draw up a plan for the control of foodstuffs provided for in the Food Act.
Chapter 4 section 11 of the veterinary service of the Peruseläinlääkäripalvelu must be arranged on weekdays during office hours available for the inhabitants of the peruseläinlääkäripalvelu by domestic animals, as well as for the purpose of the communities by the home, where the head office is situated in its territory. Other domestic animals as a benefit for the purpose of this service is, however, only be held, if the service is not otherwise available in the cooperation in the region.
In addition to the provisions of subparagraph (1) shall be organised by the veterinary visit eläintenpitopaikassa on weekdays during office hours, which are being held in their territory for the purpose of enabling the benefits of peruseläinlääkäripalvelu.

section 12 of the National animal health program of the national animal health program may be made out in respect of the items in the food law, food business operators, as well as their representative associations.
The national animal health program, for the purposes of this law: 1) which relates to the benefit of the animals kept for food production, health care;
2) which is a benefit of the animal to the owner or holder optional;
the benefit of the owners of the animals referred to in 3) in which the holders have the option to purchase in accordance with the programme or services samansisältöisinä;
4) which must benefit the animal to the owner or the holder of the veterinary agreement between the peruseläinlääkäripalveluun and the regular veterinary visits and eläintenpitoyksikön all the benefits in order to maintain and promote the health and well-being of the animals, in order to improve the economic performance and value to the eläintenpitoyksikön of food of animal origin in order to promote the quality and safety; as well as to monitor the implementation of the 5), which is a proper system.

section 13 of the Instant the animal medical assistance


The municipality shall provide the urgent veterinary assistance in its territory for the purpose of the home at all hours of the day.
Service must be provided by the on-call outside office hours for the purpose of urgent veterinary help required in cooperation with other municipalities with one or more of the regions or provinces in a similar emergency in the region.
Instant on-call medical assistance in the area of animal must be organised in such a way that the animals, which are compact and can therefore readily be transported an animal doctor, and domestic animals, which give the animal medical assistance requires a veterinarian of the animal in the main venue, run by a different person. This requirement may be different from the on-call duty in the area, the density is low, or where the farm animals, which are compact and can therefore readily be transported an animal doctor, of the total number of on-call duty in homes is a minor or is for any other special reason. On-call for the region must be organised in a one-stop shop for.

section 14 of the access to the emergency veterinary assistance to Peruseläinlääkäripalvelun and Peruseläinlääkäripalvelun and emergency veterinary assistance will be available for the users of the services, within a reasonable time and at a reasonable distance, taking account of geographical conditions.

section 15 (08 April 2011/353) to the control of the Organizing Committee is to ensure the health of the production of food of animal origin from the rest of the food safety supervision and control, as provided for by the law or by virtue of the food.
Can manage the State of the task of the food required by law or as provided for in accordance with it, the meat and the control, if the municipality has made an agreement with the Agency.
The municipality shall ensure that the other 2 in the laws referred to in paragraph (2) of the municipal veterinarian or pursuant to these laws, the conditions provided for in the Organization of the regional plan for surveillance duties and, in accordance with the national programme.

section 16 of this Act, the veterinary official in the performance of the tasks in accordance with the purposes of the veterinarian must have the necessary amount of posts. The post may be more than one district or municipality and the Federation. If you have more than one of the official veterinarian, shall lay down the mutual Division of veterinary surgeons.
The veterinarian will need to have a licensed veterinarian, and familiar with the post. The qualifications required of the veterinary authority shall state by means of a Council regulation.

section 17 of the veterinary services may make an agreement with the service provider by a private veterinarian, 11 and 13 in section services.

section 18 of the organisation of the premises and the work equipment if the municipality takes care of 11 and the organisation of the services provided for in article 13, by providing services, facilities must be provided for the necessary facilities and equipment, taking into account the plan referred to in article 10, as well as the types of domestic animals and the region.
The municipality shall ensure that section 15 of the Act, in the exercise of its supervisory tasks necessary for the organisation of the premises and the equipment constantly, as well as the necessary skills for work equipment in use.
Chapter 5, section 19, of the Fees and allowances for veterinary fees and compensation to The veterinarian will be entitled to recover under section 11 and 13 for the owner of the animal or the holder of the official services in the home of the option provided for in the agreement fee, travel expenses, compensation and remuneration for the use of its equipment, as well as compensation for the costs of the medicines and equipment they use.

section 20 of the private veterinary service provider fees and allowances if the municipality has made 11 and 13 of the agreement for the provision of the services referred to in article private veterinarian with the service provider, private services, in accordance with the agreement shall be levied for the services of the owner of the animal by a veterinarian or by the holder of the home does not exceed the payment, which is a break with the tender documents, contract and compensation for travel expenses. A private veterinarian service producer not charge also compensation for the costs of the medicines and equipment they use.

section 21 of the fees The Municipality may levy referred to in article 11 and 13 of the services we can offer you the holder of the charge of the home of the the organisation of the animal or of the facilities and tools, as well as the remuneration of auxiliary staff, in order to cover the costs, when my head is used to treat the animal in the doctor's Office.
The municipality may charge a fee to cover the costs incurred by the 13 Central referred to in section contact.

section 22 of the involvement of The veterinary service, the costs incurred by the animal owner or holder of the home can participate in articles 11 and 13 of the veterinarian service referred to in the home of the owner of the animal or the costs incurred by the holder.

pursuant to article 23 of the Compensation to be paid from the compensation of the supervisory tasks of the State in article 15 (2) and (3) in performing the supervisory task referred to in the. Compensation is based on the direct cost to the municipality. The compensation cannot exceed the amount of the actual costs incurred for the tasks. (14.6.2013/443)
Detailed rules for the payment of the compensation due to the criteria and the procedure to be followed shall be provided to the State by means of a Council regulation.

section 24 of the State authorities in accordance with the laws of the State in the provision of services and the fees in this fee is charged to the State authority provided the basis for payment of the State Fees Act (150/1992) on the basis of the criteria set out in.

section 25 of the State cooperative under this law to organise the activities are subject to social and health care planning and the law on the State contribution (733/1992), except where otherwise provided for by law.
Chapter 6, section 26, of the private veterinary services and the supervision of the obligation of a private veterinarian, the service provider shall make a written declaration of its activities to the regional Government Office in the territory of which the service producer is a fixed place of business. If the private veterinary service to the producer does not have a permanent establishment, the regional administration office in the notification will be made to it, the jurisdiction of which the veterinarian service mainly intends to provide. (22 December 2009/1596)
The notification shall be made before the start of the operation, substantial modification or termination. The notification shall contain the contact details of the producer of the private veterinary service, as well as information about the services, personnel, and through a permanent establishment. The content of the Declaration on the conclusion of the Council of State and the subject of more specific regulation.
Without the temporary animal doctor for the legalization of the notification requirement of the person providing the service, the veterinary doctor provides for veterinary practice Act (29/2000) 8.

Article 27 of the veterinarian responsible for the Private service provider, who is a natural person, must be referred to in the Act on veterinary practice by a veterinarian.
A private veterinarian service producer, which is a legal person shall be employed by the veterinary profession in the pursuit of the meaning of the Act on the vet, which is responsible for the organisation of the veterinary services in accordance with the requirements set out in this Act (the equivalent of a veterinarian). The veterinarian responsible of this information shall be included in the notification referred to in article 26.
What is 1 and (2) shall not apply to the private healthcare Act (152/1990) research institutions that make the veterinarian service of studies.

the conditions for the operation of section 28 of the Private veterinarian for the services provided, the service producer for animal medical services must be appropriate, of the nature and extent of the operation of the facilities and necessary equipment as well as operational staff required. Eläinlääketieteellisesti veterinary services must be appropriate.

Article 29 right of Elintarviketurvallisuusvirastolla and the regional government agency has the right of access to places providing veterinarian services, as well as to inspect a private veterinarian on the premises of the service provider, equipment, records, and other documents relating to the production of veterinary services, if it is necessary in the implementation of the monitoring provided for in the law. The food safety authority of the Management Board of the Agency to carry out an inspection to determine area. (22 December 2009/1596)
The inspection may be carried out on the premises covered by the peace only if it is necessary to clarify the facts and are the subject of the inspection, there is reason to believe a private veterinarian, the service provider is guilty of an offence the procedure provided for in its activities.

The authority, which may be used to assist the experts. Experts must be known to be skilled and experienced individuals who represent the audit for meaningful scientific, practical in the veterinary or other expertise. Our experts shall apply to the provisions concerning the official responsibility of the rikollisoikeudellista. Liability and compensation provided for in the law of damages (412/1974). Notwithstanding the provisions on secrecy, the experts shall be entitled to obtain the data necessary for the verification of the operation of the access to the front desk. The experts are required to keep confidential the information set out in confidential received.

section 30 of the restatement of the offence or omission if the inspection or otherwise, it is found that a private vet service producer does not comply with the provisions of article 26 to 28, the Agency may order the service provider in relation to the quality in sufficient time to meet its obligations.

the suspension of the operation of section 31, If a private veterinarian service activities of the producer does not meet the 26-28 with the requirements laid down in sections and gaps or shortcomings does not exist by virtue of section 30 of the order in spite of the fixed and if the activity may pose a serious risk to animal health or welfare, the cessation of the activities of the food safety agency may order, until the deficiencies or defects have been corrected. The decision shall be promptly withdrawn, if the deficiencies or defects have been corrected so that the suspension is no longer necessary.

the threat of a periodic penalty payment of section 32, teettämis and the threat of suspension of the food safety agency can make an order referred to in section 30 of the threat of a fine or the risk of that to be done at the expense of, or been at the risk of laiminlyöjän the action is executed, and that the operation will be aborted. The threat of a fine, suspension of the issue of teettämis the threat and the threat of the penalty provided for by law (1113/1990).

33 section (22 December 2009/1596) for the control of the registry the registry of the food safety agency to keep private the vet service. Regional State administrative agencies dealing with the registry data in so far as their duties provided for by law. In accordance with article 26 shall be entered in the register of the reported information, as well as information in articles 30 and 31 of which the provisions referred to.
The data will be deleted from the register three years after the fact, when a private veterinarian service producer has stopped working. 30 and 31 of the regulation referred to in article will be deleted, however, not later than 10 years after the adoption of the order. To the processing of personal data, as well as to the use and disclosure of the information stored in the register otherwise subject to what the personal data Act (523/1999) and the Act on the openness of government activities (621/1999).
The regional government agency and shall be entitled to under this act notwithstanding the provisions on secrecy, to get the information necessary to perform their duties by failing to register the control.
Chapter 7 miscellaneous provisions article 34 (July 22, 2011/880), the assistance of the police from the obligation to provide assistance in carrying out the checks referred to in article 29 provides for the police law (872/2011), Chapter 9, section 1.

section 35 of the authority of the appeal the appeal decision provides the Municipality Act (365/1995).
The appeal decision of the Finnish food safety authority provides for the administrative act (586/1996). The Finnish food safety authority in accordance with article 30 and 31 shall comply with the decisions of the appeal, unless otherwise required by the appellate authority.

Article 36 confidentiality on the confidentiality of the information obtained from the supervision provided for in the Act on the openness of government activities. The obligation of professional secrecy, without prejudice to compliance with the law, the control of this monitoring or information obtained while a task is in the private or the financial position, business and trade secret or private personal conditions to dispose of: 1) to the State and municipal authorities in accordance with the tasks of this law;
2) the Prosecutor and police authorities the juge des Libertés law (806/11), Chapter 8 of the Commission of an offence referred to in article 2 of the engineer; (July 22, 2011/880)) for foreign institutions and inspectors, if the European Community legislation or other binding international obligations of Finland as a precondition.

Article 37 entry into force this law shall enter into force on 1 November 2009.
This Act shall be repealed on 17 August 1990, of the law on the veterinary service (685/1990) subsequently, as amended.
If reference is made to other parts of the legislation in force at the time of entry into force of this law, the provision of veterinary advice on the Act, its status will be covered by this law.
Under the law of the veterinary service of the annulled regulation (since 1990), however, enter into force until it is repealed.
Before the entry into force of the law can be used to take the measures needed to implement the law.

Transitional provisions article 38 cooperation area must be operational at the latest by the beginning of 2013.
Elintarviketurvallisuusvirastolla must be in conformity with article 8 of the law program, and the regional government, the Agency in accordance with section 9 of the plan within one year of the entry into force of the law. Must be in accordance with section 10 of the plan within two years of the entry into force of the law. (22 December 2009/1596)
The municipality is organized in sections 11 and 13 within one year of the entry into force of the services set out in the law. Until then, by the veterinarian, veterinary services are subject to the huoltolain of the annulled the provisions of article 8.
The municipality shall be paid compensation referred to in article 23, on 1 November, 2009 from the veterinarian carried out supervisory tasks. Prior to this, the surveillance tasks carried out by the veterinarian has the right to receive, upon the entry into force of this law and in accordance with the provisions in force.
THEY'RE 81/2009, MmVM 7/2009, EV 116/2009 acts entry into force and application in time: 22 December 2009/1596: this law shall enter into force on 1 January 2010.
Before the entry into force of this law may be to take the measures needed to implement the law.
THEY 161/2009, HaVM 18/2009, EV 205/2009-8 April 2011/353: this law shall enter into force on 1 September 2011.
THEY 293/2010, MmVM 32/2010, EV 333/2010 July 22, 2011/880: this law shall enter into force on 1 January 2014.
THEY'RE 224/2010, HaVM 42/2010, EV 371/2010 15.3.2013/198: this law shall enter into force on 19 March 2013.
THEY MmVM 10/156/2012, 2012, EV 7/13 14.6.2013/443: this law shall enter into force on 1 January 2014.
THEY'RE 130/1/2013, 2012, MmVM EV 51/13 24.4.2015/519: this law shall enter into force on 1 July 2015.
THEY'RE 235/2014, MmVM 32/2014, EV 344/2014

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