Legal Protection Regarding the Disposal of Confidential Medical Information of Covid 19 Patients in Urip Sumoharjo Hospital Lampung Province


Authors : RIO RIMBO

Volume/Issue : Volume 6 - 2021, Issue 12 - December

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DOI : https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5995311

- Ethically and legally, medical secrets of Covid 19 patients can be opened but not for public consumption, only limited to the identity of patients or people with or without clinical symptoms with a positive diagnosis of Covid 19 (confirmed cases) in principle, they must be protected. The provision of information on Covid-19 patient data in a transparent and comprehensive manner by the parties involved in handling this outbreak is an obligation stipulated by law and must be carried out. Basically, in certain situations where it is permissible and obligatory to disclose medical secrets, such as during the Covid 19 outbreak which threatens public health and the most important thing is that protecting public health is more important than individuals. Limitations on the disclosure of confidential medical information of Covid 19 patients can be carried out by medical officers at Urip Sumoharjo Hospital by taking into account the type of information, the designation of the information and the recipient of the information. Medical staff of Urip Sumoharjo Hospital should ensure that the provision of patient medical information Covid 19 is in accordance with the law on the confidentiality of medical information in surveillance activities. Legal protection for medical personnel related to the release of medical information for Covid 19 patients at Urip Sumoharjo Hospital can be carried out by establishing special policies regarding the use of medical information during the Covid 19 pandemic. Determination of this policy can be based on the provisions of other laws and regulations, including the Health Law, Law No. Outbreaks of Infectious Diseases, Minister of Health Regulations for Medical Records, Minister of Health Secretariat of Medicine as well as MKEK's Decree on Medical Ethics Fatwa, Health Policy, and Research in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Keywords : Legal Protection, Medical Confidentiality, Covid-19 Pandemic.

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