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{{דגשים  
 
{{דגשים  
| מידע = In order to receive certain types of treatment, patients are sometimes required to waive medical confidentiality  
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| מידע = There are cases in which medical confidentiality must be compromised in order to provide care or assess eligibility for pensions, benefits or compensation
|מידע2 = In order to receive certain types of government benefits and pensions, it is also sometimes required to waive medical confidentiality
 
 
| איסור = <!-- דוגמה: אסור לעשות -->
 
| איסור = <!-- דוגמה: אסור לעשות -->
 
| חשוב  = <!-- דוגמה: חשוב לדעת -->
 
| חשוב  = <!-- דוגמה: חשוב לדעת -->
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}}<!-- סדר הפרמטרים קובע את סדר הצגת הדגשים בדף. ראו [[תבנית:דגשים]] למידע על אפשרויות הפרמטרים בתבנית -->
  
* Care providers are required by law to maintain the [[:he:שמירה על סודיות רפואית|'''medical confidentiality''']] of their patients.
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Certain medical treatments and assessments for various pensions, benefits and types of compensation require medical confidentiality to be compromised.
* Medical confidentiality must sometimes be compromised for purposes of providing treatment or evaluating eligibility for benefits, pensions or compensation.
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*In cases where medical confidentiality must be compromised, the patient's consent must be obtained before disclosing any information, except in specific circumstances established by law.
 
 
{{הליך/סיום הקדמה}} <!-- תבנית זו דואגת לכך שהכותרת הבאה בתור תתחיל רק מתחת לתוכן העניינים-->
 
{{הליך/סיום הקדמה}} <!-- תבנית זו דואגת לכך שהכותרת הבאה בתור תתחיל רק מתחת לתוכן העניינים-->
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* All patients are entitled to have [[:he:שמירה על סודיות רפואית|medical confidentiality maintained]].
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* When medical confidentiality must be compromised, patient consent must be obtained in advance (except in specific cases according to the law).
  
 
==Target Audience and Prerequisites== <!-- אוכלוסיית יעד ותנאים מקדימים -->
 
==Target Audience and Prerequisites== <!-- אוכלוסיית יעד ותנאים מקדימים -->
 
* Individuals requiring medical or paramedical treatment that requires medical confidentiality to be compromised.
 
* Individuals requiring medical or paramedical treatment that requires medical confidentiality to be compromised.
* Those for whom a review of eligibility for a government benefit or pension (i.e. from the Nationa Insurance Institute or the Holocaust Survivors Rights Authority) requires a review of their medical condition.
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* Those applying for government benefits or pensions (i.e. from the Nationa Insurance Institute or the Holocaust Survivors Rights Authority) that require a review of their medical condition as part of the examination of eligibility.
  
 
==To Whom and How to Apply== <!-- למי ואיך פונים -->
 
==To Whom and How to Apply== <!-- למי ואיך פונים -->
* A waiver of medical confidentiality must be submitted to the relevant care provider, medical facility, government ministry or other body.
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*'''For medical treatment requiring medical confidentiality to be waived''' - A waiver of medical confidentiality must be submitted to the relevant care provider or medical facility.
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* '''For benefit or pension applications''' - A waiver of medical confidentiality must be submitted to the relevant government ministry or other body examining eligibility.
  
 
==Stages of the Process== <!-- שלבי ההליך -->
 
==Stages of the Process== <!-- שלבי ההליך -->
 
* All care providers and medical facilities may establish the procedures for waiving medical confidentiality, and it may be done in written or verbal form.
 
* All care providers and medical facilities may establish the procedures for waiving medical confidentiality, and it may be done in written or verbal form.
* Waiving medical confidentiality is usually performed in writing with a '''[[:he:טופס ויתור על סודיות רפואית לדוגמה|waiver of medical confidentiality form]]'''.
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* Waiving medical confidentiality is usually performed in writing with a [[:he:טופס ויתור על סודיות רפואית לדוגמה|waiver of medical confidentiality form]].
*For information regarding waiving medical confidentiality when disclosing medical information about a patient, see: [[:he:קבלת מידע רפואי|Obtaining Medical Information]].
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*For more information regarding waiving medical confidentiality when disclosing medical information about a patient, see: [[:he:קבלת מידע רפואי|Obtaining Medical Information]].
 
<!--==Appeal==--> <!-- ערעור -->
 
<!--==Appeal==--> <!-- ערעור -->
 
==Please Note== <!-- חשוב לדעת -->
 
==Please Note== <!-- חשוב לדעת -->
* There is no mention in the law regarding a period of validity for waivers of medical confidentiality. This means that by signing a waiver of medical confidentiality, a patient has waived the right to medical confidentiality '''for an unlimited period of time'''.
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* There is no mention in the law regarding a period of validity for waivers of medical confidentiality, meaning that '''by signing a waiver of medical confidentiality, the right to medical confidentiality has been waived for an unlimited period of time''' (unless an expiration date has been indicated on the form).
* Each institution should include indication of an expiration date on their waiver of medical confidentiality forms, but, in practice, this is not performed consistently.
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* A waiver of medical confidentiality should always be read carefully before signing, while paying attention to the presence or absence of an expiration date.
*A waiver of medical confidentiality form signed by a patient for a particular purposes should detail the information the patient is agreeing may be disclosed and to whom it may be disclosed. The waiver does not apply to the entire medical file.
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*A waiver of medical confidentiality form signed by a patient for a particular purposes must detail the information for which the patient is agreeing to waive medical confidentiality and to whom it may be disclosed. The waiver does not apply to the entire medical file.
 
<!--==Legal Precedents==--> <!-- תקדימים משפטיים -->
 
<!--==Legal Precedents==--> <!-- תקדימים משפטיים -->
 
==Additional Publications== <!-- הרחבות ופרסומים -->
 
==Additional Publications== <!-- הרחבות ופרסומים -->
 
*[http://www.health.gov.il/hozer/mk19_1996.pdf Director Circular 19/96 from 11.08.1996] - Medical confidentiality
 
*[http://www.health.gov.il/hozer/mk19_1996.pdf Director Circular 19/96 from 11.08.1996] - Medical confidentiality
*[http://www.old.health.gov.il/download/forms/a1331_mr15_03.pdf Medical Administration Circular from 09.03.2003] regarding waiving medical confidentiality - disclosure of patients' medical information
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* [http://www.health.gov.il/hozer/mr15_2003.pdf Medical Administration Circular 15/2003 from 09.03.2003] - Waiving medical confidentiality - disclosure of patients' medical information
  
 
==Sources== <!-- מקורות -->
 
==Sources== <!-- מקורות -->

Revision as of 13:18, 14 May 2013

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There are cases in which medical confidentiality must be compromised in order to provide care or assess eligibility for pensions, benefits or compensation

Certain medical treatments and assessments for various pensions, benefits and types of compensation require medical confidentiality to be compromised.

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  • All patients are entitled to have medical confidentiality maintained.
  • When medical confidentiality must be compromised, patient consent must be obtained in advance (except in specific cases according to the law).

Target Audience and Prerequisites

  • Individuals requiring medical or paramedical treatment that requires medical confidentiality to be compromised.
  • Those applying for government benefits or pensions (i.e. from the Nationa Insurance Institute or the Holocaust Survivors Rights Authority) that require a review of their medical condition as part of the examination of eligibility.

To Whom and How to Apply

  • For medical treatment requiring medical confidentiality to be waived - A waiver of medical confidentiality must be submitted to the relevant care provider or medical facility.
  • For benefit or pension applications - A waiver of medical confidentiality must be submitted to the relevant government ministry or other body examining eligibility.

Stages of the Process

  • All care providers and medical facilities may establish the procedures for waiving medical confidentiality, and it may be done in written or verbal form.
  • Waiving medical confidentiality is usually performed in writing with a waiver of medical confidentiality form.
  • For more information regarding waiving medical confidentiality when disclosing medical information about a patient, see: Obtaining Medical Information.

Please Note

  • There is no mention in the law regarding a period of validity for waivers of medical confidentiality, meaning that by signing a waiver of medical confidentiality, the right to medical confidentiality has been waived for an unlimited period of time (unless an expiration date has been indicated on the form).
  • A waiver of medical confidentiality should always be read carefully before signing, while paying attention to the presence or absence of an expiration date.
  • A waiver of medical confidentiality form signed by a patient for a particular purposes must detail the information for which the patient is agreeing to waive medical confidentiality and to whom it may be disclosed. The waiver does not apply to the entire medical file.

Additional Publications

Sources

  • Original information written as part of IDC-Herzliya's legal clinic to assist children and youth at risk, in cooperation with ELEM.
  • Original translation performed by The Shira Pransky Project-AACI.


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