Your personal information and your privacy in our general practice.
In our practice we can processes personal data of you. This is necessary to be able to treat you medically well and is necessary for the financial handling of the treatment. In addition, processing may be necessary, for example, to prevent serious risk to your health or fulfilling a legal obligation (e.g. mandatory reporting of an infectious disease under the Public Health Act).
The duties of The GP Practice
Westerdokters is according to the Avg the institute responsible for the processing of personal data. The obligations arising therefrom :
- Your data is collected for specific purposes:
-for care provision;
-for effective management and policy;
-support for scientific research, education and information.
- In principle, no processing takes place for other purposes.
- You will be informed of the fact that personal data are processed from you. This can be done by Healthcare provider, but also via a leaflet or via our website.
- All employees within Westerdokters are obliged to deal with your personal data confidentially.
- Your personal data is well protected against unauthorized access.
- Your personal data is no longer stored than is necessary for proper care.
For medical data, this retention period is in principle 15 years (from the last treatment), unless preservation is necessary, for example for the health of yourself or your children. This is for the assessment of the practitioner.
Your rights as a person
You have the following rights:
- The right to know if and what gets processed.
- The right to inspect and copy such data (as far as the privacy of another person thereby is not harmed).
- The right to correct, supplement or delete data if necessary.
- The right to request (partial) destruction of your medical data. This can only be met If The preservation of the data for another person is not of significant importance and the data under a statutory regulation is not retained.
- The right to add an own statement (of a medical nature) to your file.
- The right to oppose the processing of your data in certain cases.
If you want to make use of your rights, you can make an oral request or via a request form. Your interests can also be represented by a representative (such as a written agent, or your curator or mentor).
Explanation On the Application form
You must take into account that medical data under the law is in principle kept for up to fifteen years Be. You help us look up your file and protect your privacy if you The form as complete as possible. The information you have entered will be treated in strict confidentiality by us. Westerdokters is not liable for post delivery errors. If you prefer to retrieve the file personally, or by an authorised representative, you can request this on the indicate form.
You will be given the details of the person concerning about the medical record. The Medical Contract law (WBGO) considers the patient to be of age from 16 years. Young people over 16 years of age who want to inspect their medical records must submit their own application. If the patient is no longer alive, the provision of the medical data is permitted if it can be assumed that the deceased would not have had any objection or serious interests to the confidentiality of the health care provider to break. This decision lies with the health care provider.
Provision of your personal data to third parties
The staff members of the practice have the obligation to deal with your personal data confidentially. This means, for example, that the care provider requires your explicit consent for the provision of your personal data. However, there are some exceptions to this rule. On the basis of a legal regulation, the care provider’s duty of silence can be broken, but also when fear of a serious danger to your health or that of a third party. In addition, recorded data can be exchanged in writing or digitally with other health care providers (e.g. the pharmacist who processes a prescription and thus provides data from the GP), if necessary.
Westerdokters exchange, after your permission has given, via the National switching point relevant medical data (safe and reliable) with the general Practitioner’s post (HAP). If you have been on the HAP in the evening or on weekends, they will in turn share an observing message with the GP practice. So the GP knows exactly with what complaints you have been to the HAP.
Also medication data can be shared with your pharmacists and your medical specialists. This goes to the medication that the GP has prescribed to you, but also to any intolerances, contraindications and allergies (ICA data).
Transfer your file
If you choose a new GP, it is important that your new GP is aware of your medical history. Your medical history is in your patient record. It is common for your old GP to transfer the file to your new GP. The old GP does so as soon as possible, in any case within one month, After you asked your old GP to transfer the dossier to your new GP.
Your medical file will then be personalized by your GP. You cannot get the original file. However, you always have the right to access your file and ask a copy of your file. Both family doctors must ensure that their computer and Internet connections are sufficiently secure.
Question or complaint
Do you have a question or a complaint? Then your GP will be happy to talk to you about this.
For inspection Medical Dossier, copy from/from medical file, correction of the objective data in the medical file or destruction of medical data from the medical record download: Download Request Inspection Form