For a good treatment it is necessary that I, as your therapist, prepare a file. This is also a statutory obligation imposed by the WGBO. Your file contains notes about your state of health and data about treatments performed.
Also included in the file are data that are necessary for your treatment and that, after your explicit consent, I have requested from another care provider, for example from the general practitioner.
We do our best to ensure your privacy. This means, among other things, that we: handle your personal and medical data carefully and ensure that unauthorised persons do not have access to your data.
As your therapist, I have sole access to the data in your file. I have a legal duty of confidentiality (professional secrecy).
The data from your file can also be used for the following purposes:
- To inform other health care providers, for example when the therapy has been completed or when referring to another therapist. This only happens with your explicit permission.
- For use for observation, during my absence, or for the anonymised use during peer review.
A small part of the data from your file is used for the financial administration, so that I or my administrator can draw up an invoice.
These data in the client file remain as required by law on the treatment agreement for 15 years.
The care note you receive contains the information requested by the health insurer, so that you can declare this bill to your health insurer:
- Your name, address and place of residence
- Your date of birth
- The date of treatment
- A short description of the treatment, such as ‘psychosocial consultation’.
- The cost of the consultation
- Your insurance-number