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Updated guidance on responding to insurance company requests for patient records

GPs have been warned not to provide full patient records at the request of insurance companies after the Information Commissioner Office (ICO) ruled they could be breaking data protection laws. Existing BMA guidance on responding to Subject Access Requests (SARs) has been updated after input from the ICO. It now includes details on what to do when responding to requests from third parties for non insurance purposes.

Read the advice here.

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  • If the ICO advises sending the report directly to the patient.

    Can the ICO also advise on who is responsible for the payment of the report - patient or insurance company?

    Many thanks ICO

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