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Old 18.09.2011, 19:52
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Re: Who owns my x-rays?

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My research states that the Doctor doesn't have to release X-rays but does have to release the substantive findings of the X-rays.

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http://www.arztpraxis-zeller.ch/pdf/tk_patie.pdf

If everyone is so sure because they're dentists, could they just provide the link to the guidance. And I don't want to hear that there is nothing in writing to this effect. The idea that there is no written guidance for whether medical professionals must release certain types of records is faintly ridiculous. And "I'm a dentist" isn't a source. I know the manager of a roller disco rink who actually isn't an expert in tortious interference in sports. Thanks
Talking about doctors here, not hospitals.

That document is from Germany. It is from the Technicker-Krankenkasse (a German insurer)

It is certainly incorrect (for Switzerland) concerning the release of the X-Rays. These, such as everything else (except private notes of the doctor that he uses only for himself) have to be released to the patient (as a copy, art. 8 of the federal law on data protection), and it is not possible to get around this by letting the patient sign sth. (Art. 8 again).

http://www.admin.ch/ch/d/sr/235_1/a8.html in German.

Same thing from the horses mouth (the horse being the federal data protection and Information Commissioner).

http://www.edoeb.admin.ch/dokumentat...prungmarke0_24 in German again.

On the website of the commissioner, it is clearly stated (3rd paragraph) that the patient has the right to obtain all the original documentation (including X-rays) from the doctor.

This seems to be supported by the fact that the swiss federation of medical doctors (FMH) provides a letter-template for such a situation which asks for photocopies of the written documents a
AND the originals of the x-rays.

http://www.fmh.ch/files/pdf4/musterbrief_1.pdf
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