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The Health Service (Control of Patient Information) Regulations 2002

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6.—(1) Where an approval granted by the Secretary of State under regulation 5 permits the transfer of confidential patient information between bodies or persons who may determine the purposes for which, and the manner in which, the information may be processed, he shall record in a register the name and address of the bodies or persons to whom that information may be transfered together with the particulars specified in paragraph (2).

(2) The following particulars are specified for inclusion in each entry in the register—

(a)a description of the confidential patient information to which the approval relates;

(b)the medical purposes for which the information may be processed;

(c)the provisions in the Schedule to these Regulations under which the information may be processed; and

(d)such other particulars as the Secretary of State may consider appropriate to enter in the register.

(3) The Secretary of State shall retain the particulars of each entry in the register for so long as confidential patient information may be processed under an approval to which the entry relates and for not less than 12 months after the termination of that approval.

(4) The Secretary of State shall, in such manner and to the extent to which he considers it appropriate, publish entries in the register.

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