Type and purpose of the data processed
As part of midwifery work, personal data of the patient/parents as well as the (born/unborn) children are collected, processed and used by the midwife as the responsible body. In addition to information about your person and social status (name, address, payer, etc.), this particularly includes the medical findings necessary for the treatment. This data is only handled to the extent that this is necessary for the provision, billing, documentation and archiving in accordance with the midwifery professional regulations or to ensure the quality of the midwife’s assistance. The midwife meets the requirements for the processing of health data in accordance with Article 9 paragraph. 3 GDPR.
Transfer of data
The data will only be transmitted to third parties if the patient consents or there is a legal basis for this, which is regularly the case in the following situations:
Duration of storage
The data will initially be stored until the support is completed and billed. After the invoice has been issued, statutory retention obligations arise from tax law (§ 14b UstG). After that, relevant evidence must be retained for ten years. The retention period begins at the end of the calendar year.
According to § 630f para. 3 BGB there is an obligation to retain the documentation of midwifery care for ten years. The same usually arises from the valid midwifery professional regulations, unless longer periods are stipulated there.
With regard to Section 199 Para. 2 BGB, the midwife is entitled to keep the documentation for up to 30 years.
Right to information, correction, deletion or restriction of processing and right to object to processing
If the respective legal requirements are met, you have the right to information (Article 15 GDPR), correction (Article 16 GDPR), deletion (Article 17 GDPR) or restriction of the processing of your data (Article 18 GDPR). In addition, you may have the right to object to this processing (Article 21 GDPR).
Complaint and supervisory authority
In accordance with Art. 77 GDPR, you have the opportunity to lodge a complaint with the responsible state data protection authority. In this case, this is the responsible supervisory authority:
Bavarian State Office for Data Protection Supervision
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