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Genomic Databases and Biobanks in Denmark.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature280292
Source
J Law Med Ethics. 2015;43(4):743-53
Publication Type
Article
Date
2015
Author
Mette Hartlev
Source
J Law Med Ethics. 2015;43(4):743-53
Date
2015
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Access to Information - legislation & jurisprudence
Biological Specimen Banks - legislation & jurisprudence
Confidentiality - legislation & jurisprudence
Databases, Genetic - legislation & jurisprudence
Denmark
Genetic Research - legislation & jurisprudence
Humans
Abstract
Biobanking in Denmark is regulated via patients' rights laws, data protection laws, and research ethics reviews. Danish law recognizes tissue samples as personal data for purposes of the data protection laws, meaning research with tissue samples may be subject to research ethics review, data protection laws, and patients' rights requirements depending on the circumstances of collection. However, research on information gained through whole genome sequencing is subject only to data protection laws, despite the similarity in the nature of the information. The regulatory framework treats biobank samples collected from patients differently than samples collected from research participants, particularly with respect to autonomy. Importantly, biobanks established for future unspecified research are not subject to research ethics review. Biobank-based research has gained more prominence on the national level recently, and the potential for a less fragmented and more consistent regulatory approach may emerge from this attention.
PubMed ID
26711414 View in PubMed
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[When medical records are the best witness].

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature157778
Source
Ugeskr Laeger. 2008 Mar 31;170(14):1143-5
Publication Type
Article
Date
Mar-31-2008
Author
Synne Søndergaard
Author Affiliation
Personaleafdelingen, Rigshospitalet, DK-2100 København Ø. synne.soendergaard@rh.regionh.dk
Source
Ugeskr Laeger. 2008 Mar 31;170(14):1143-5
Date
Mar-31-2008
Language
Danish
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Access to Information - legislation & jurisprudence
Confidentiality - legislation & jurisprudence
Denmark
Forensic Medicine - legislation & jurisprudence
Humans
Insurance Claim Review - legislation & jurisprudence
Medical Records - legislation & jurisprudence
Wounds and Injuries - diagnosis - etiology
Abstract
This article looks at the development in the increasing use of medical records in the Danish Courts as well as outside the courts in cases of personal injury. The Danish Supreme Court puts the presence of all material above the protection of the confidential relationship between doctor and patient. It is not yet clear to what extent the use of medical records will be accepted. This development raises questions regarding legal security for patients and sets higher requirements for medical and legal personnel. Medical records give important testimony in cases regarding personal injury. It is therefore important for medical personnel to be aware of the content of the medical record, as it might be used and interpreted in the courtroom in a different manner than intended.
PubMed ID
18405477 View in PubMed
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