What is a medical secret
For patient confidentiality applies to all information, which relates to the complaints of citizens for medical aid. But it is not only the fact of treatment, and much more. This information is protected by law. But the law has exceptions. So what lies behind the doctor's secret?
The fact of the treatment, health, disease diagnosis, as well as any other information obtained during the examination of the body and its treatment, are a mystery. Medical secrecy is maintained irrespective of the result of diagnosis and treatment. Medical workers are not permitted to communicate to others any information about the state of human health, its survey results, as well as any other information obtained during the examination and treatment of the body. Comply with medical confidentiality must all persons to whom it has become known. In the domestic legislation there is a legal provision relating to patient confidentiality - is Article 61 of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation "Fundamentals of RF legislation on health care." It stated that the citizen is guaranteed the confidentiality of any information transmitted to them during the medical examination. The patient should not ask for non-disclosure of information about themselves, as the disclosure of medical confidentiality is already prohibited by this Article. Position paramedic is a guarantee of medical confidentiality. After the death of the patient a duty of non-disclosure of medical confidentiality is preserved. Disclosure of information about the patient, even one unauthorized person is a violation of medical confidentiality. In this case it is important that the circumstances in which there was disclosure: whether it was negligent storage of documents or medical conversation with strangers. During training, the performance of official and professional duties, some persons have access to information about health and medical history of some patients. Disclosure of this information is not permitted, except for the cases described below. It is not considered a violation of medical confidentiality of business information exchange between doctors in the course of treatment. In some cases, allowed the transfer of information, non-medical secret, but only with the written consent of the patient or his legal representative. For example, information on health, diagnosis and treatment of a citizen may be transferred to other parties for research, for publication in the scientific literature, the use of the learning process. By law, the secret information can be transmitted to a doctor in the interests of treating a child who has not attained 15 years of age or an incapacitated patient, in the interests of other citizens in infectious health threats, with the request of the investigating authorities. Passport data thus will not be disclosed.