Viewing Medical Records
According to Act No. 372/2011 Coll. as amended, the patient has the right to inspect and copy his medical records in the presence of an authorized employee of the Institute of Endocrinology.
WHO CAN INSPECT AND COPY MEDICAL RECORDS?
- a patient, legal representative or legal guardian
- a person designated by a patient, legal representative or legal guardian
- a person close to a deceased patient
WHO PROVIDES ACCESS TO MEDICAL RECORDS?
- access to medical records is provided by the attending physician of the clinical department
- copies of medical records are provided by the secretariat of the institute
Viewing the medical records is possible only in presence of an authorized department staff. It is not allowed to make any interventions in the documentation. A patient (or an authorized person) may make copies while viewing medical records, or copies can be provided by the institute for a fee.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
|Viewing medical records|| – during treatment within 2 days |
– after treatment within 15 days
|Making copies of medical records||– within 30 days|
COSTS FOR VIEWING AND COPYING MEDICAL RECORDS
Providing the access to medical records are free of charge.
The Institute of Endocrinology as a healthcare provider is allowed to charge a fee for work with making copies. Payment is accepted in cash at the economic department. The request will be processed upon payment.
Costs associated with making copies of medical records (21% VAT included):
|– first 30 minutes of work||242,00 CZK|
|– each additional 30 minutes of work||242,00 CZK|
HOW TO REQUEST FOR VIEWING AND COPYING MEDICAL RECORDS?
Please fill in a form to request your medical records. A request form is available in all clinical departments or here to download:
A form can be submitted:
in person in the clinical department (8:00 AM – 2:00 PM)
in person in the mailroom on the 1st floor, room no. 164 (8:00 AM – 2:30 PM)
by mail (on address Endokrinologický ústav, Národní 8, 116 94, Praha 1)
An applicant has to prove his ID by ID card or passport in person or by officially verified signature on a request form submitted by mail. A guardiand has to prove a court appointment of a guardian. If a patient deceased, a person close to a patient has to prove his/her relationship to a patient (birth certificate, marriage certificate, partnership certificate, affidavit stating relationship to a patient).
The applicant for viewing medical records will be informed about the term and place of viewing medical records via contact.
The applicant for copies will be informed about the costs for making copies and after payment, the applicant will be asked to pick up the required records or they will be sent by mail.