Advice on the Finnish Health Protection Act

We provide advice and help local-authority health protection officers to enforce the Finnish Health Protection Act. We regularly review local authorities’ health protection control plans and ensure that they are followed through. We also carry out environmental health audits and provide face-to-face consultancy. We use audits and consultation visits as a way to check

  • local-authority health protection control plans and how they are being implemented
  • the way in which enforcement is organised
  • whether the controls are in compliance with the law and national enforcement guidelines.

We produce an audit report after each visit. If a local authority’s control system does not satisfy the requirements, we will ask for an explanation. The local authority will need to explain how they intend to rectify the non-conformances.