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Competencies under the Act on Patient’s Rights

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Competencies of the Information Commissioner under the Act on Patient’s Rights are:

1. deciding in appellate proceeding on appeals filed by patients and other eligible persons against infringement of the provisions regulating the procedure of access to medical files. The provider of medical services is considered in this procedure as first instance body (in accordance with Art. 41(10) of Act on patient’s rights);

2. deciding in appellate proceeding on appeals against partial or complete refusal of request for access to medical files after patients death which have been filed by eligible persons (in accordance with Art. 42(5) of Act on patient’s rights);

3. deciding on appeals filed by eligible persons against partial or complete refusal of request for access relating to the duty of protection of information on patient’s health status when these information originate from medical files (in accordance with Art. 45(7) of Act on patient’s rights).