Minister of Medical Care Bruno Bruins postponed new health care privacy legislation after the Dutch data protection authority, Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens, raised concerns the law is too complex and could endanger patient lives, DutchNews.nl reports. Under the proposed law, patients would have the choice to decide what medical information to share with individual providers. The DPA, which investigated the proposed rules, said patients might inadvertently refuse permission to share essential information, which could lead to unintended medical consequences, including death. The DPA proposed health care organizations share patient data as necessary with providers and patients that could then have the option to determine who reviewed the data.
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