Information about privacy of client data
For proper treatment, it is necessary that I, as your treating therapist, build up a file. This is also a legal obligation imposed by the WGBO. Your file contains notes on your state of health and data on the treatments carried out. The file also contains information that is necessary for your treatment and that I, after receiving your explicit permission, have requested from another care provider, such as your GP.
We do our best to guarantee your privacy. This means, among other things, that we:
- deal carefully with your personal and medical details
- ensure that unauthorised persons cannot access your data.
As your treating therapist, I have sole access to the data in your file. I have a legal obligation of confidentiality (professional secrecy). The data from your file can also be used for the following purposes:
- To inform other health care providers, for example when the therapy is completed or in the case of a referral to another practitioner. This will only happen with your explicit permission.
- For use as an observer during my absence.
- For anonymised use during peer review.
- A small part of the data from your file will be used for financial administration so that I can prepare an invoice.
If I want to use your data for any other reason, I will first inform you and ask your explicit permission. The data in the client file will be kept for 20 years, as required by the law on the treatment agreement. You have the right to inspect the file, to change or to delete items at all times. PRIVACY ON THE CARE INVOICE The are invoice you receive will contain the information required by the health insurance company, so that you can claim this invoice from your health insurance company.
- your name, address and place of residence
- your date of birth
- the date of the treatment
- a brief description of the treatment, such as ‘body-oriented therapy consultation’ or ‘psychosocial consultation
- the costs of the consultation.