President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky signed the law on the processing of personal data of patients with coronavirus infection without their consent and on the creation of temporary observers as the bill card states.
The law actualizes the concept of ‘self-isolation’, ‘observation’, and ‘specialized hospitals’ used in the world. The legal basis for the application of modern tactics to combat the spread of infectious diseases is being established.
Temporary measures are provided for the rapid creation of temporary specialized hospitals and the involvement of medical workers in the provision of medical care for patients with coronavirus infection (Covid-19).
The law also offers the opportunity for heads of healthcare institutions to involve the following categories in the provision of medical care - scientific and pedagogical workers of higher (postgraduate) education institutions providing training in the healthcare sector, other persons with a medical specialist certificate and an appropriate medical category.
According to the law, persons, who fall within criteria defined in the decision on quarantine, should stay in observation and self-isolation.
Persons who have expressed a desire to leave the quarantined territory before its cancellation should receive a certificate of the possibility of leaving the quarantine zone during the incubation period of the disease, which is issued according to the results of a medical examination in the manner determined by the central executive authority, which ensures the formation of state policy in the field of health protection.
For the period of stay in self-isolation, observation in temporary healthcare institutions (specialized hospitals), a person is issued a certificate of incapacity for work, which is paid in the amounts and in the manner established by law for persons recognized as temporarily incapable of work due to illness.
The norm, necessary for the processing of personal data of citizens, is temporarily introduced in order to implement modern anti-epidemic measures. For the period of establishment of quarantine or restrictive measures and within 30 days from the date of its cancellation, processing of personal data is allowed without the consent of the person, including data regarding the state of health, place of hospitalization or self-isolation, last name, first name, middle name, date of birth, place of residence and work.
Within 30 days after the end of the quarantine period, such data should be depersonalized, and data should be destructed in case of impossibility of such actions.
As we reported, the Committee on law enforcement activity recommends the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine to enhance the criminal liability for illicit import from Ukraine of goods of anti-epidemic purpose.