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The interior Ministry of Russia plans to obtain access to information about mentally ill citizens, which is now protected by medical confidentiality. About this newspaper “Izvestia” on Thursday, November 8th.
The head of Department Vladimir Kolokoltsev has instructed to prepare an appeal to the deputies of the state Duma with a request to amend the provision on confidentiality.
In particular, data on the diagnoses of patients proposed to be declassified, if they are a danger to themselves and others . While patients and their representatives are not going to ask consent to disclosure of information.
“There are examples of committing grave and especially grave crimes by the persons consisting on the account in a dispensary, and information about it to the authorities is not received, in connection with preventive work is not carried out” — said the interior Ministry, citing the example of the murder of six children and a pregnant wife, a perfect Oleg Belov in Nizhny Novgorod in 2015.
Belov consisted on the account in the mental hospital, but his illness was concealed even from relatives.
According to the Deputy Chairman of the Duma Committee on security and combating corruption Ernest Valeev, the Committee supports the initiative of the Ministry.
According to doctors, the disclosure of medical confidentiality can lead to the fact that many sick people avoid doctors for fear of problems with employment and with others, told the publication of the Council on interaction with civil society at the Federation Council Yevgeny, Cartago.
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