In the state Duma a bill on the access of insurers to medical privacy


RIA Novosti

In the state Duma introduced a bill that would allow permit insurance agents to medical privacy, should be from the electronic database laws of the state Duma.

“To establish the facts and circumstances of the event having signs of insured event, the insurance organization is entitled to receive in medical institutions of the information about the insured person, the life and health of which harmed, including information constituting a medical secret, and (or) related to the special categories of personal,” — said in the amendments proposed by the bill.

The authors of the bill cite data of the all-Russian Union of insurers that 50% of medical organizations refuse to insurers in providing data to insured patients. Health workers are motivated by the fact that in the law there is no procedure of providing such data. The result is delayed decision making on claims.

The author of the bill is the Deputy of the state Duma from “United Russia”, first Deputy Chairman of state Duma Committee on financial market Vladislav Reznik. April 5, “Kommersant” reported that a bill on the access of insurers to medical privacy also prepared the Ministry of Finance.