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Confidentiality & Privacy

We process medical data from our patients. Because of the sensitivity of this data, we consider privacy to be very important. In our privacy statement you can read which personal data we process and for what purpose. It also states your rights. Please note that our privacy statement is in Dutch. An English version will be uploaded a.s.a.p.

If you have any questions or if you would like to claim your rights, please contact Grip Psychologen at info@grippsychologen.nl.

 

Grip Psychologen works in compliance with the code of ethics of the Netherlands Institute for Psychologists (NIP).

Information Electronic Patient Record

For some years now, paper records in the healthcare sector have been replaced by digital ones. Grip Psychologen also works with the electronic patient record (in Dutch: EPD). Please read the information below about the use and legislation of the electronic patient record. Your therapist can tell you more about it.

Principles

The premise is that every psychologist has a responsibility and an obligation to create and retain a record, as was also the case with paper records. When a patient registers with Grip Psychologen, administration will create a record, after which a psychologist is linked to the patient. As of then the psychologist will be responsible for managing the record. When treatment comes to an end, financial administration supports the psychologist in putting the record in order. After completion of the treatment, the record will be kept for another fifteen years.

Access to the EPD

The psychologist has the professional responsibility to secure the record in such a way that no one has access to it without the patient's consent, in order to preserve the confidentiality of the data.

More specifically, this means that only directly involved co-therapists have access to the entire record (including session reports). Other employees at Grip Psychologen only have access to the information that is necessary for them to carry out their work responsibly. The rest of the record will be shielded from them.  

Permission to inspection

In some cases, it can be valuable to the psychologist to give others access to the record, e.g. for peer consultation, training purposes or quality control. However, the patient's permission will be asked at all times. 

Moreover, other parties such as a therapist outside of Grip Psychologen, the UWV, or the company doctor, may request information about the patient's record. The patient must sign authorisation at all times in order for Grip Psychologen to share information with other parties. An exception however is the patient's referrer, who generally receives an intake and termination letter, unless the patient explicitly does NOT give permission for it.