Standards and procedures
The Personal Data Protection Act (DPA) addresses the most important regulations for handling personal data in the Netherlands. The Data Protection Act is the Dutch elaboration of the European Data Protection Directive (95/46/EG). The DPA has been in force since September 1, 2001. For general information about the Data Protection Act, visit their website (also in English). All personal information obtained will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act. Where your personal data is used it is also stated for what purposes. Your personal information will only be used for the purpose for which you issued them. The following personal information will be used: Biographical and identification information, Information for the health insurer, (para)medical and psychological information. As iMindU is a mental health care provider, the Personal Data Protection Act also applies along with the Medical Treatment Contract (WGBO; Wet op de geneeskundige behandelingsovereenkomst). In accordance with the Medical Treatment Contract iMindU stores patient information for fifteen years after the treatment is completed. Thereafter, all personal information will be erased except for when there is suspicion of child abuse and neglect, then data have to be stored up to 40 years. According to the WGBO you have the right to access your file, or have it destroyed. In case of child abuse and neglect or domestic violence different rules apply, see the obligation to archive for a longer period of time.
Laws, regulations, guidelines
iMindU works according to professional guidelines and Dutch legal requirements, also in case of childabuse and neglect. See Dutch Knowledge Centre Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, English website (http://www.kenniscentrum-kjp.nl) and specifically http://www.kenniscentrum-kjp.nl/en/professionals/Disorders/Trauma-and-child-abuse/What-is-trauma-and-child-abuse/Background and http://www.kenniscentrum-kjp.nl/en/professionals/Disorders/Chronic-traumatisation/Description) and www.nvvp.net . The iMindU Quality Standard has been approved by GGZ Nederland Kwaliteitsstatuut iMindU. iMindU was inspected by the NVvP, the Dutch Association for Psychiatry in 2017 and deemed to be of good quality and will be again in 2021. Dr. Van Hoof participates in the obligatory IFMS cycle that started in 2020 which was successfully applied. As a patient you may be asked to participate in giving feedback once a year.