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PROTECTION OF PATIENTS' HEALTH DATA IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE POLISH LEGAL SYSTEM (Ochrona danych o stanie zdrowia na gruncie obowiazujacego ustawodawstwa polskiego)

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The data about general health condition is a kind of information, which everyone would like to keep for him/herselv. The need of secrecy results from the fact, that despite increasing level of education, the society is not satisfactorily tolerant. Patients could fear the discrimination, if the information about their diseases is not duly protected. Regrettably, a common unconsciousness of due rights is also a relevant factor. Nonetheless, there are many legal acts on protecting citizens' privacy and personal data, particulary those about someone's wellbeing. The new Patient's Rights and The Ombudsman for Patients Act are to be mentioned as well. It is the first act refering strictly to the most important patients' rights. It also provides legal protection of wellbeing data. Currently they are supervised by the General Inspector of Personal Data Protection and the Ombudsman for Patients.
  • Agnieszka Woloszyn, Uniwersytet Marii Curie-Sklodowskiej w Lublinie, Wydzial Prawa i Administracji, Katedra Prawa Administracyjnego i Nauki o Administracji, pl. Marii Curie-Sklodowskiej 5, 20-031 Lublin, Poland
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