The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be in effect as of May 25th, 2018. From that date onward the same laws and rules for data protection apply in all member states of the European Union.But what are the consequences of this for you as a client of Feet Your Body?
YOUR PRIVACY AT FEET YOUR BODY
In order to secure the best treatment it is necessary, for me as your therapist, to maintain a file. Law by the WBGO also mandates this. Your file contains notes regarding your general health and information about the examinations and treatments performed.
Also your file will contain information necessary for your treatment that I have requested, with your explicit consent, from other caregivers as e.g. your primary care doctor. We will do our utmost to protect your privacy.
This implies, among others, that we will:
- treat your personal and medical information with all necessary care, and
- ensure that unauthorized people will not have access to your information
As your therapist I will be the only person with access to the information in your file. By law I am obliged to never disclose any of your information (professional disclosure rule). The information in your file may also be used for the following purposes:
- To inform other caregivers when the therapy has been completed of when you have been referred to another therapist. This will only happen with your explicit consent;
- To be used by a replacing therapist during my absence;
- To use anonymously when consulting a fellow therapist;
- To use a limited part of your information for my financial administration to enable me or my administrator to prepare an invoice
In case I need to use your information for any other reason I will first inform you and request your explicit consent. The information in your file will be maintained for 15 years as mandated by the law that governs the treatment agreement.
PRIVACY ON THE TREATMENT INVOICE
The treatment invoice that you will receive contains information as requested by your insurance company, to enable you to request reimbursement from the insurer, as follows
- your name, address and home town
- your date of birth
- the date of your treatment
- a short description of the treatment
- the amount charged for the treatment