Health bodies violating patients’ privacy could face AED 1 million in fine

Health bodies violating patients' privacy could face AED 1 million in fine

Health Authorities who share people’s medical information without prior consent could be hit by AED 1 million fine.

The details were set out in a new bill passed by the Federal National Council (FNC) on Tuesday, in response to a rise in the number of procedures and pictures being posted online.

The draft legislation will also increase the storing of medical records to 25 years and make it illegal to publish a medical advert without a ministry licence.

Health officials could also be suspended for a year and face a bill of AED 500,000 for contravening the new law.


 
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