On November 10, 2022, Law No. 21.504 was published in the Official Gazette, which establishes the prohibition of reporting debts contracted to finance health services and actions in Law No. 19.628 on the protection of privacy (hereinafter “Law No. 21.504”).
Law No. 21.504 contains a single article that amends article 17, second paragraph of Law No. 19.628, in order to incorporate a new prohibition to communicate personal data regarding debts contracted with public or private health care providers and related companies, whether financial institutions, commercial enterprises or similar, within the framework of an ambulatory, hospital or emergency health care or action, whether they are consultations, procedures, examinations, programs, surgeries or operations.
Said amendment will become effective 180 days after the publication of Law No. 21.504 in the Official Gazette. Likewise, the requirement is added for those responsible for the registries or personal data banks that store and communicate information on this type of obligations to eliminate all the data related to them, within the term indicated above.