CJEU rules patients have right to first copy of medical records free of charge

27/10/2023 | CJEU

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ruled in (Case C-307/22) that patients has the right to obtain a full first copy of their medical records under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) without incurring a charge in order to understand any personal data contained within the documents. The CJEU clarified that the right includes medical record data such as diagnoses, examination results, assessments by treating physicians and any treatment or inventions provided. Subsequent requests may be chargeable.

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