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Privacy Regulations Carnissehuis general practitioners August 2020

How do we handle your personal data and privacy in our general practice? You can read more about that in these privacy regulations. You will be informed about your rights and our obligations.

New law: AVG
Since May 2018, there is a new law in the Netherlands: the General Data Protection Regulation (AVG). The AVG protects your privacy and your personal data. An organisation that works with your personal data must comply with certain rules. Thanks to the new law, you also have certain rights.

  • In health care, a few extra rules apply to protect your privacy. These additional rules are contained in the Medical Treatment Agreement Act (WGBO).

Personal data
In our general practice we work with your personal data. This is necessary in order to treat you properly. But also, for example, to be able to send you an invoice after treatment. Our general practitioners' practice is obliged to work with your personal data, for your health and for the health of others. For example, a general practice is obliged to report a contagious disease to someone (Public Health Act).

Obligations of GP practice Terlaak/Timmers, GP practice Speeks and Troost and GP practice Brouwer and Van der Kallen
According to the privacy laws, Huisartsenpraktijk Terlaak/Timmers, Huisartsenpraktijk Speeks and Troost and Huisartsenpraktijk Brouwer en Van der Kallen have to handle your personal data correctly. We are responsible for this:

  • Your data will only be used for:
    • providing care;
    • management and policy;
  • supporting scientific research, education and information.
  • Your data will not be used for any other reasons/purposes.
  • You will receive information about when we use your personal data. For example, via your healthcare provider, via a leaflet or via our website
  • All employees of Huisartsenpraktijk Terlaak/Timmers, Huisartsenpraktijk Speeks en Troost and Huisartsenpraktijk Brouwer en Van der Kallen handle your personal data with confidentiality.
  • Your personal data are properly secured.
  • Your personal data will not be kept longer than necessary. For medical data, a period of 15 years applies from the last treatment. Your healthcare provider can always assess whether it is necessary to keep your data for a longer period of time. For example, for the health of your children.

Patients' rights

As a patient, you have the following rights:

  • You have the right to know if - and what - personal data of yours are used.
  • You can get a copy of the data that is used about you. You can also see the data (if this does not violate the privacy of others).
  • You can correct, supplement or delete data if necessary.
  • You can have your medical data - partially - destroyed. This is only possible if there is no legal obligation to keep the data. And if nobody else has an interest in retaining the data.
  • You may add your own - medical - statement to your file.
  • You may oppose the use of your data in certain cases.

Do you want to exercise your rights? If so, please inform your general practitioner's office. You can do this verbally or in writing with an application form. You can also get a representative to stand up for your rights. For example, a written representative, your curator or your mentor.

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