Medical Records Law


As a result of technological advances, it is now possible to concentrate existing medical information in different databases so that it is accessible to the treating doctor. This issue raises a difficult dilemma regarding the importance of maintaining privacy versus the quality of medical treatment which is enabled by obtaining complete medical information about the patient. The Ministry of Health established the National Medical Records Committee which convened numerous discussions on this topic and submitted a recommendation for a medical records management law.


The government has proposed a law whose purpose is to define the usage of the national computerized medical records system and set rules for managing the computerized records. Click here to see the government’s proposal for a law regarding computerized medical records (Hebrew).


Click here to see the Association for Civil Rights in Israel’s memorandum regarding the proposal of this law (Hebrew).


If you have encountered trouble obtaining a copy of your medical records, contact us  and we will deal with the issue.







Translated by The Shira Pransky Project