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Patient rights

Medical confidentiality includes all facts about a patient's illness, its causes and the treatments carried out, i.e. everything that the doctor has learned from a person in the course of his medical work. Even the fact that a person has sought treatment from a particular doctor is subject to medical confidentiality.

Medical confidentiality obliges doctors, dentists, pharmacists as well as all therapeutically active persons and their staff to maintain secrecy: they are allowed to Without the consent of the person carrying the secret (i.e. the patient), neither verbally nor in writing to pass on protected information in any way to third parties. These third parties include family members themselves. Such information may not be passed on to doctor colleagues without consent, unless it concerns a colleague who is involved in the treatment together with the doctor. In relation to the patient himself, however, the doctor cannot, of course, rely on doctor's confidentiality in order to withhold any information from him.

The patient can see the doctor release from medical confidentiality and thereby allow him to disclose certain information to third parties. This is particularly often not entirely voluntary, but rather under pressure from insurance companies that need this information in order to take out insurance or to clarify insurance benefits. If the patient does not grant a permit, the cantonal supervisory authority authorize the doctor to do so if the interest in the disclosure outweighs the interest in secrecy. Finally, the Road Traffic Act a provision which authorizes the doctor to report persons to the competent authority even without their consent if he no longer considers them to be fit to drive.