Privacy General Data Protection Regulation:
AVG – The new European privacy legislation
As of May 25, 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) applies. This European privacy law protects your privacy and personal data and applies to all countries within the European Union.
How is your privacy guaranteed by me as a therapist under this legislation?
For proper treatment it is necessary that I, as your treating therapist, create a treatment file. This is a legal obligation imposed by the WGBO (Medical Treatment Agreement Act). Your treatment file contains notes about your state of health and reports in words and images about the examinations and treatments carried out.
With your explicit permission, the file can also contain data that are necessary for your treatment and that you have requested from another healthcare provider, for example from the physiotherapist/general practitioner.
It is my duty to safeguard your privacy. This means, among other things, that I:
- Handle your personal and (secure) medical data with care
- Make sure that unauthorized persons do not have access to your data.
- Comply with a legal duty of confidentiality (professional secrecy).
As your treating therapist, I have sole access to the data in your treatment file.
However, the data from your file can also be used for the following purposes:
- Informing other healthcare providers, for example when the therapy has been completed or in case of a referral/transfer to another practitioner from Cas Rooseboom's network. However, this only happens with your explicit permission
- For the use of observation in my absence - this also only happens if you give permission for this
- For anonymized use during peer review
- A small part of the data from your file is used for the financial administration, which is housed in a secure online accounting program so that I can prepare your invoice and send it digitally.
- A recommendation written by yourself regarding the treatment with the aim of being listed on the casrooseboom.nl website, please note; only after you have given your consent for this
If I want to use your data for another reason, I will first inform you and explicitly ask for your permission.
As required by the Treatment Agreement Act (WGBO), the data in the client file will be kept for 15 years in a locked filing cabinet and/or secure external digital storage space.
- your name, address and place of residence
- your date of birth
- treatment date
- treatment description, (e.g. acupuncture)
- consultation costs