GI-DEC-DS-218/03


In the application directed to the Inspector General for Personal Data Protection, hereinafter called the Inspector General, a Hospital (District Independent Public Health Care Unit) turned for ordering the National Insurance Agency to disclose to it personal data of persons to whom it had provided health services in the scope answering whether the health insurance contribution for these persons for given address has been paid. According to the provisions of law, information if the health insurance contribution has been paid for a particular person is possessed by National Health Fund and National Insurance Agency. However, National Health Fund is the authority which is, pursuant to the law, competent for confirming that the given person is covered with health insurance and the contribution has been paid. For this reason the above mentioned entity keeps register - the Central List of Insured Persons. Moreover, National Health Fund is legitimated to obtain without any costs relevant data from filling systems kept by National Insurance Agency.

Following the above, the Inspector General refused the Hospital to take its application into consideration as the law provisions do not foresee the possibility for Health Care Units to request National Insurance Agency to disclose information pertaining to health insurance contribution paid for the given person.