Air Medical has paid particular attention to the protection of data subject to special treatment (former sensitive data) relating to patients (art.9 GDPR), both in Italy and in the EU and internationally, as it carries out its activities exclusively in the field of Air Medicine Services (AMS).
The data related to health are those "related to the physical or mental health of a natural person, including the provision of health care services, which reveal information about his health".
(Art. 4 GDPR).
Personal data represents the technical-legal instrument through which national and community legislators protect all the rights connected to personal identity as a second-degree legal asset.
They are included in the largest category of data subject to special treatment, those regulated data (Art. 9 GDPR), able to reveal very intimate details of the person.
For this reason, it is particularly important for Air Medical to provide enhanced protection of such data.
The subjects who by Law can process health data are only:
- those who exercise a health profession
- public health facilities
The health care worker (Law 403/1971 and Law 43/2006) and other auxiliaries of the health professions are excluded, as they are persons who carry out an activity which, although having health significance, or assisting, does not, however, carry out health activities.
Other subjects who carry out the treatment are authorized by the owner or on a different legal basis.
Before proceeding with the collection of data, it is necessary to provide the information (art.12 GDPR) to the patient (which may be provided orally even if it is preferable to be written).
The document indicates:
- Who is the subject who collects the data
- the purposes of the processing
- the modalities of the treatment
- the obligatory or optional nature of the provision of data and consequences for a possible refusal
- the subjects or categories of subjects to whom the data may be communicated
- the identification details of the holder (art. 4. par. 1, no. 7 GDPR)
- the modalities for the exercise of the right to protection of one's own data.
Data on the state of health may also be provided to third parties, such as relatives, family members, cohabitants, acquaintances, voluntary staff, provided of course that the patient, if conscious, has been informed and has allowed.
The Company guarantees, however, to respect any request from the person not to disclose even to legitimate third parties his presence or information on his health.
Confidentiality must be guaranteed for patients who come into contact with our facility, and therefore for the health data relating to them.