Health Records of a Deceased Patient

The Access to Health Records Act, 1990 lays down strict guidance on what personal information can be provided to a third party regarding a deceased patient. Our application form has therefore been designed to provide us with sufficient information to ensure that we only provide access to those who are legally entitled to receive this.

The Act gives certain people a right to see the health records of somebody who has died. These people are defined under section 3(1)(f) of that Act as:

  1. The patient’s personal representative. This will be the executor or administrator of the deceased person’s estate.
     
  2. Any person who may have a claim arising out of the patient’s death. 

You can apply for access using our access to health records request form.