PINEVICH Dmitry Leonidovich (Пиневич Дмитрий Леонидович)
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Nicolas

BY 2020.06.19 Submitted APPEAL/Complaint to the MINISTER of HEALTH BY dated 2020.06.17

Ministry of Health Belarus 2nd Appeal

KARANIK Vladimir Stepanovich, Караник Владимир Степанович

Karanik Vladimir Stepanovich (Караник В.С.) Ex-Minister of Health
Now Chairman of the Grodno Regional Executive Committee

SIVAK Anatoly Alexandrovich (Сивак Анатолий Александрович)

Sivak Anatoly Alexandrovich – Ex-Head of Minsk City Executive Committee

Now Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Belarus

On inappropriate consideration of the appeal

Excerpts:

I have to contact you again since my previous appeals addressed to the Health Committee of the Minsk City Executive Committee (hereinafter referred to as the Committee) dated May 11, 2020, and to the Minister of Health of the Republic of Belarus and the Chairman of the Minsk City Executive Committee dated May 22, 2020, have not yet been examined on the merits.

Thus, in violation of Article 18 of the Law of the Republic of Belarus No. 300-З dated July 18, 2011, “On Appeals of Citizens and Legal Entities” (hereinafter – the Law), a written response signed by D.V. Cherednichenko (Д.В.Чередниченко) is unreasonable and unmotivated, given by an improper person, and I have already been completely illegally refused the satisfaction of my legal appeal on far-fetched grounds.

Under such circumstances, in accordance with the requirements of Article 14 of the Law, I demand the immediate consideration of my second appeal on the merits with the provision of information regarding the particular healthcare institution in which my daughter Alexandra Cheropoulou, born on April 01, 2015, is being treated, as well as information about her health.

Nicolas Cheropoulos
June 17, 2020

Attached Hereto:

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PINEVICH Dmitry Leonidovich (Пиневич Дмитрий Леонидович)

Pinevich Dmitry Leonidovich (ПиневичДмитрий Леонидович) First Deputy Minister of Health
Appointed Minister of Health of the Republic of Belarus Nov. 2020

PINEVICH D.I. (ПиневичДмитрий Леонидович) appointed to
Minister of Health and replaced KARANIK V. (Караник В.С.)

The Complete Answer received on the 21st of July 2020:

On considering the appeal

The Ministry of Health of the Republic of Belarus, within its competence, has considered your appeal and reports the following.

Article 3 of Law of the Republic of Belarus No. 300-З “On Appeals of Citizens and Legal Entities” of July 18, 2011, defines the entities that have the right to appeal. Clause 2 of this article establishes that foreign citizens and stateless persons located in the territory of the Republic of Belarus, as well as representative offices of foreign organizations, enjoy the right to appeal on an equal basis with citizens of the Republic of Belarus and legal entities of the Republic of Belarus unless otherwise specified by the Constitution of the Republic of Belarus, laws and international treaties of the Republic Belarus. Therefore, you are not one of these persons (!?).

At the same time, we would like to clarify to you that the legal, organizational, economic, and social foundations of state regulation in the field of healthcare are established by Law of the Republic of Belarus No. 2435-XII dated June 18, 1993 “On Health Care” (hereinafter – the Law “On Health Care”). The said Law enshrines the patient’s rights and regulates relations related to the provision of information about the patient’s health. The patient’s right to receive information about his or her own health in an accessible form is provided for by paragraph 7 of Part 1 of Article 41 of the Law “On Health Care”.

According to Parts 1, 2, and 4 of Article 46 of the Law “On Health Care”, information about the patient’s health status is provided by the attending physician to the patient or persons specified in Part 2 of Article 18 of this Law in a form that meets the requirements of medical ethics and deontology and is understandable for the person, with no special knowledge of health care.

This duty of the attending physician allows one to correctly interpret information from medical records and bring its content to the patient, preventing its misinterpretation.

At the request of the patient, persons authorized by the patient or persons specified in Part 2 of Article 18 of the Law “On Health Care”, healthcare organizations issue extracts from medical records, medical certificates of health, and other documents containing information about the patient’s health, in the manner prescribed legislation of the Republic of Belarus.

The Law “On Health Care” or other legislative acts do not establish any other way of providing written information constituting medical secrets, and the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Belarus has no legal grounds for this.

Information about the state of health of the child Alexandra Cheropoulou constitutes a medical secret.

Information about the state of health shall be provided personally to a citizen (a legal representative or an authorized person upon presentation of a passport or other identity document, as well as documents confirming the authority of the citizen’s representative).

The right and procedure for participation of a representative in the administrative procedure are determined by Article 8 of the Law of the Republic of Belarus No. 433-3 of October 28, 2008, “On the Basis of Administrative Procedures”.

During the implementation of an administrative procedure, representatives of an interested person can perform actions, the right to carry which belongs to the interested person, within the limits of their powers.

Previously, you were given fully substantiated answers on the merits of the appeals. There are no violations in the consideration of your previous appeals.

If you have specific information that something threatens your daughter’s health, you have the right to report this, in the manner prescribed by law, to the internal affairs bodies.

In accordance with Article 20 of the Law of the Republic of Belarus No. 300-З of July 18, 2011, “On Appeals of Citizens and Legal Entities”, this response can be appealed by you in the prescribed manner.

Attached Hereto:

Cirkus Humberto à la Belarus

Nicolaos AA Cheropoulos
Father of Anthoula and Alexandra
Stockholm, June 2020
Reviewed Oct. 2023
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