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Privacy in Archive Health Records

Theoretical background: Health records of individuals as a legally important document in the history of important persons or the time period specified archival value and they want to take over the state archives. Legislation in the area of privacy and archival material is not sufficiently precise or as regards the decisive event which medical records become archives, nor in time of public access to this material.

Methods: Methods of using the prescriptive method will be determined which laws governing the privacy of health archival documents, which are those conditions that determine when medical records archival material. On the basis of descriptive methods will be described handling medical records after the death of an individual to which it relates.

Results: Through the analysis of court decisions on the management of medical records after the death of an individual will be important for the history of inductive reasoning set conclusions about the relationship of privacy in health archival documents.

Discussion and conclusions: Privacy medical records is not protected well enough. The patient doctor trusted by the fact of private life, which he wishes to conceal them from others. In the case of archive medical records but the public has access to these data for research and statistical purposes, but the individual to maintain their privacy has no more influence.

Author(s): Milena Marini

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