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Fiches Belges: Finlanda

Examinare medicală psihiatrică (303)

1. MEASURE IMPLEMENTATION

Finlanda

Is this measure possible in your Member State under International Judicial Cooperation?

Yes. When deemed necessary, a court may order a defendant to be remanded for psychiatric medical examination. However, the defendant may not be subjected to this measure against his will unless he is in detention or he is accused of an offence of certain gravity. A person not accused of a crime may not be remanded for a psychiatric medical examination. However, on his consent a doctor's statement of his mental condition may be acquired.

2. LEGAL FRAMEWORK

Finlanda

International legal framework applicable for this measure in your Member State

MLA 2000

3. COMPETENT AUTHORITY TO:

Finlanda

* receive the request/decision for judicial cooperation

Ministry of Justice

* execute/recognise the measure (if other than the receiving authority)

A court.

4. ACCEPTED LANGUAGES

Finlanda

Accepted languages for the request/decision

N/A

5. EXECUTION DEADLINE

Finlanda

Deadlines for the execution of the request/decision (where applicable)

N/A

6. CONCISE LEGAL PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Finlanda

a. Special requirements

N/A

b. Other useful information

The court sends all relevant material to the National Board of Medicolegal Affairs which chooses a hospital for the examination. The hospital draws up a statement to the NBMA which then issues its final decision on the mental condition of the accused.

Last reviewed on 6 iulie 2016 by Secretariatul RJE

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