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28 February 2018
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Q. A General Medical Services (GMS) patient has submitted a Freedom of Information Request for their medical record. How should I proceed?

A. The HSE is a designated body under the Freedom of Information 2014. The medical card patient should submit the FOI request to the HSE and the HSE will then ask you for a copy of the patient's record. If there is a risk that disclosure of the record would be harmful to the patient, you should point this out to the HSE.