ACT ON A HEALTH SECTOR DATABASE NO.139/1998
Author:Parliament of Iceland
Topics: Genetic databanks
Document type: Legislation
URL: Government Offices of Iceland web site:
This legislation authorises the creation and operation of a centralised Icelandic database of non-personally identifiable health data with the aim of increasing knowledge in order to improve health and health services.
This legislation does not apply to:
- the medical record systems of individual health and research institutions,
- data collections made in connection with scientific research into individual diseases or groups of diseases,
- nor to records kept by health and social security authorities on users of the health service and operation of the health service,
- the storage or handling of, or access to, biological samples.
Passed by Parliament at 123rd session, 1998-99