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ACT ON A HEALTH SECTOR DATABASE NO.139/1998

Author:Parliament of Iceland
Region: EURO
Country: Iceland
Topics: Genetic databanks
Document type: Legislation
Year: 1999
URL: Government Offices of Iceland web site:
http://brunnur.stjr.is/interpro/htr/htr.nsf/pages/gagngr-log-ensk

Summary
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

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