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EU GDPR and doctors

1. We consult a local hospital regarding issues pertaining to GDPR. Does the hospital administration need to sign a confidentiality agreement with the doctors? Or theoretically, doctors are covered by their code of ethics?
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Andrei Hanganu Feb 19, 2019

Answer: Although doctors have a statutory requirement to keep patient data confidential, they may also have access on a daily basis to data belonging, for example, to other medical staff within the hospital or even patients' next of kin data. Since this is not covered by the statutory requirement, I would suggest that the doctors have a confidentiality agreement signed.

2. What about if the hospital insists on signing such an agreement emphasizing on the code of contact of the hospital?

Answer: The hospital administration would need to justify this by the need to also ensure that confidentiality is extended beyond patient data.
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