Your personal data and your privacy in our midwifery practice
The AVG is the new law for the protection of privacy and personal data. Under this law, an organization that works with personal data has certain obligations and the person whose data it belongs to has certain rights. In addition to this general law, specific rules apply to privacy in healthcare. These rules are stated, among other things, in the Medical Treatment Agreement Act (WGBO). These privacy regulations are intended to inform you about your rights and our obligations under the GDPR and the WGBO.
Various personal data about you may be processed in our midwifery practice. This is necessary to be able to treat you medically and necessary for the financial settlement of the treatment. In addition, processing may be necessary for, for example, combating a serious threat to your health or to comply with a legal obligation (for example, the mandatory reporting of an infectious disease under the Public Health Act).
The Obligations of the Midwifery Practice
According to the AVG, Midwifery Practice Uithoorn is responsible for the processing of personal data that takes place in the practice. The practice complies with the obligations arising from this as follows:
- Your data is collected for specific purposes:
- for care provision;
- for effective management and policy;
- to support scientific research, education and information.
- In principle, no processing takes place for other purposes.
- You will be informed that your personal data is being processed. This can be done by your healthcare provider, but also via a brochure or via our website.
- All employees within Verloskundigenpraktijk Uithoorn are obliged to treat your personal data confidentially.
- Your personal data is well protected against unauthorized access.
- Your personal data will not be kept longer than is necessary for proper care.
For medical data, this retention period is in principle 20 years (from the last treatment), unless longer storage is necessary, for example for the health of yourself or your children. This is at the discretion of the practitioner.
You have the following rights:
- The right to know whether and which of your personal data is processed.
- The right to inspect and receive a copy of that data (insofar as this does not harm the privacy of another person).
- The right to correction, addition or deletion of data if necessary.
- The right to request (partial) destruction of your medical data. This can only be met if the retention of the data for someone else is not of significant importance and the data does not have to be retained on the basis of a statutory regulation.
- The right to add a personal statement (of a medical nature) to your file.
- The right to object to the processing of your data in certain cases.
If you want to make use of your rights, you can make this known verbally or by means of an application form to Verloskundigenpraktijk Uithoorn. Your interests may also be represented by a representative (such as a written agent, or your trustee or mentor).
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