Decisions by the Administrative Court of Appeal can be further appealed to the Supreme Administrative Court if the Supreme Administrative Court grants leave to appeal.

You can appeal Kela’s decision concerning a prior authorisation if the decision concerns you or you are the custodian or trustee of a person mentioned in the decision. Kela will send the decision concerning prior authorisation for information to the public healthcare unit that provided a statement on the application at Kela’s request. Usually, the provider of the statement is the hospital district.

  • You can appeal Kela’s decision concerning prior authorisation to the administrative court of the judicial district of your place of domicile.
  • If you do not have a place of domicile in Finland, address your appeal to the administrative court of Helsinki.
  • The appeal must be made within 30 days from the receipt of the decision.

If a customer submits the appeal concerning the prior authorisation decision to Kela, Kela will deliver the appeal to the administrative court of the judicial district of the person’s place of domicile.

Decisions concerning the reimbursement of costs in accordance with the prior authorisation

You can also appeal to an administrative court concerning Kela’s decision on the reimbursement of costs of treatment in accordance with the prior authorisation.

Kela’s decision on the reimbursement of travel, accommodation and medicine costs related to treatment provided with the prior authorisation can be appealed to the Social Security Appeals Board.

Appealing to the Supreme Administrative Court

Decisions by the Administrative Court of Appeal can be further appealed to the Supreme Administrative Court if the Supreme Administrative Court grants leave to appeal. The general appeal time to the Supreme Administrative Court is 30 days.

The Supreme Administrative Court’s decision is final and cannot be appealed.