08 April 2020 – Allowed doctors to share patient data

Intervention Categories: Legal and policy; Regulatory change
Level of Jurisdiction: National

Overview: The Dutch Government has announced a temporary measure to allow general practitioners to share patient data with emergency departments. GPs are ordinarily required to gain permission from patients before they can consult patient data with other healthcare providers. This will no longer be required.

Dutch people who have not indicated a preference on sharing their data are now registered under the ‘corona-opt in’ scheme to allow GPs to share information. People can opt-out by making a request to their doctor or via volgjezorg.nl.
Full details here: https://www.rijksoverheid.nl/onderwerpen/coronavirus-covid-19/nieuws/2020/04/08/belangrijkste-huisartsinformatie-tijdelijk-te-raadplegen