Respect: provision of data

Article 81         Provision of Data to Third Parties


The psychologist may make only such Data in the File available to Third Parties that are relevant and necessary to answer the specific question and for which the Client has given his or her Specific Consent beforehand. The term “Data” includes the psychologist’s professional opinion. In order to obtain the Client’s permission, the psychologist must give the Client the opportunity to inspect the Data beforehand.

 

Article 82         Provision of Data without consent


The Client’s consent is not required for the Provision of Data to other professional practitioners, if they are directly involved in the psychologists Professional Relationship. The Client must be informed of this beforehand. The psychologist must limit the Provision of Data to the Data and assessments that are necessary for the work of those other professional practitioners.

 

Article 83         Legally required Provision of Data


The Client’s consent is not required for the Provision of Data to Third Parties if the psychologist is obligated by a legal provision to provide those Data. The Client must be informed of this beforehand.

 

Article 84         Provision of Data to employees


The Client’s consent is not required for the Provision of Data to persons who are assisting under the psychologist’s direct supervision in the implementation of the Professional Relationship. The psychologist must limit the Provision of Data to the Data required for the work of those employees.

 

Article 85         Provision of information for scientific research


The psychologist may, if so requested, provide Data to Third Parties for scientific research purposes. Those Data must be provided in such a way that they cannot be traced to the Client, unless that is impossible in light of the purpose of the research. In that case those Data may be provided only with the Client’s consent.

 

Article 86         Data for publications, education, quality care, supervision and peer review


For scientific publications, educational purposes, quality care, supervision and peer review psychologists may use only Data and opinions on a Client that cannot be traced to his or her identity. The combination of Data and circumstances described may not result in Third Parties recognising the Client on that basis, unless the Client has given consent for the provision of such Data.

 

Article 87         Provision of Data on persons other than the Client


If the File includes Data on a person other than the Client and those Data have not been provided by the Client himself/herself, the psychologist may not provide those Data to Third Parties without that other person’s Specific Consent and only insofar as those Data are relevant and necessary to answer the specific question. The consent must be recorded in writing.