Your physiotherapist / manual therapist keeps a record of your medical and administrative data in order to be able to carry out your treatment as well as possible. The Personal Data Protection Act (Wet Bescherming Persoonsregistratie) applies to this registration. This law contains rules regarding the goal of the registration, the nature of the data that is recorded, the management of the data, those who have access to that data and gives the right of access to the patient. All these matters are laid down in the regulations. In the healthcare sector, since May 2009, there is also a compulsory identification obligation which means that you must be able to identify yourself with a valid proof of identity. This also applies to children.
Of course your physiotherapist will handle your data carefully. That is why we (in addition to the aforementioned law) have laid down a number of rules in our own privacy regulations. These rules are shown below:
1. In addition to the physiotherapist who treats you, a limited number of other people also have access to the data included in the registration. These are, for example, the observers, other physiotherapists in the practice, possible trainees and administrative staff. All these people are sworn to confidentiality.
2. You have the right to view your personal data. If you believe that data has been recorded incorrectly, you can request the therapist who is treating you to change it.
3. Only data related to the treatment will be saved in the medical file.
4. Data from patients are not provided to third parties, not even to close family members. Data is only released after the client has given permission for this. Even after death, data will not be made public.
5. After the patient has been treated, the data will be archived for at least 10 years so that only a limited group of people can see this data.
6. If you are of the opinion that the practice does not correctly deal with your data, you can make this known through the applicable complaints procedure in practice.