Information Officer
Zdravko Huber, b.sc.ee.
tel: 01/5496086
fax: 01/ 5496099
e-mail: zdravko.huber@ztm.hr

Information Officer performs regular publication of information in accordance with the internal organization of the Croatian Institute for Telemedicine and resolving individual requests for access to information and to use the information to improve the manner of processing, sorting, storage and disclosure of information contained in official documents relating to the the work of the Croatian Institute for telemedicine. He also provides necessary assistance for applicants to apply the rights set forth by the Law on Freedom of Information.

 

Request for accessing the information

The user is entitled to access the information by submitting an oral or written request to the Croatian Institute for Telemedicine (hereinafter: the Institute).

An application for the exercise of rights of access to information may be submitted to the Institute:

- Writing to the following address: Croatian Institute of telemedicine, Ksaver 211, 10 000 Zagreb,

- E-mail to: info@ztm.hr

- Fax number: 01/5496099

If the request is made in person or by telephone, there will be made an official record, and if it is filed by electronic communication, it will be deemed as a written request.

The written request shall contain:

1) The name and address of the public authority to whom the request is made,

2) information that is important to identify the required information,

3) the name and address of the person  requesting the information or the name of the legal entity and its seat.

The applicant is not obliged to give reasons for requesting access to information, nor is it obliged to refer to the application of the law on access to information.

Request to access to information doesn't have any administrative and legal fees.

In case of incomplete or incomprehensible request the Institute shall promptly invite the applicant to correct it within five days from receipt of a call for correction. If the applicant fails to correct the request appropriately and based on the submitted request can not determine with certainty what the requested information is, the public body will reject the writ petition.

If the Institute does not have the information, and has knowledge of the body that has, shall, without delay, at the latest within eight days of receiving the request, forward the request to that body, and will inform the applicant. The terms of exercising the right of access to information shall be reckoned from the date the competent public authority received the forwarded request.

If the Institute receives a request for access to international information, it shall, without delay, at the latest within eight days of receiving the request, assign the request to the owner of information, and shall inform the applicant. Exceptionally, the Institute will act on the request for access to international information, if the information itself clearly indicates that it is intended for immediate publication.

Based on requests for access to information, Institute will decide within 15 days of submission of a complete application.

Extension of deadlines

Deadlines for exercising the right of access to information can be extended to 15 days from the date on which the Institute should decide on the request for information:

1) if the information must be sought outside the headquarters of the Institute,

2) If an application requires a number of different information,

3) if it is necessary to ensure the completeness and accuracy of the information requested,

4) the Institute
shall conduct a test of proportionality and the public interest

The Institute will without delay, and no later than 8 days from receipt of a complete application inform the applicant about extending the deadlines and state the reasons for the extension.

Decisions on Applications

The Institute does not issue a decision on the request:

1) when the user allows access to the requested information,

2) When notifying the user that the same information is already given, and the time limit of 90 days from the filing of the previous application has not been exceeded.

3) when notifying the user that the information is made ​​public,

4) When notifying the user that the access to information has been determined from court, administrative and other laws

5) when informing the user that there is the obligation to protect the information and keep it secret.It is the information which has an obligation of secrecy, according to the law governing the security and intelligence system of Republic of Croatia, information representing the classified information, which is owned by an international organization or other states, as well as classified information by public authorities arising from or exchanged in the framework of cooperation with international organizations or other countries.

 

The Institute shall reject the application if it does not possess the information and does not know where the information is located.

The Institute will deny the request :

1 ) - If the required information are regarding the procedures which is led by leading authorities in the pre-trial and investigative activities for the duration of these proceedings ,

2) - if the information is classified, according to the law governing the confidentiality of data,
- If the information is commercial or professional secret, according to the law

- If the information is tax secret , according to the law,
- If the information is protected by the law governing the protection of personal data ,
- If the information is in the process of making within public authorities , and its disclosure prior to the completion of preparing a full and definitive information could seriously undermine the decision-making process ,
- If access to information is limited in accordance with international agreements,
- In other cases stipulated by law .

In these cases the Institute is required before a decision to implement the test of proportionality and the public interest.

3) if it finds that there is no basis for amendment or correction of the information,

4) if the requested information that is not considered information.


Amendment of the information

If the user believes that the information provided on the application is incorrect or incomplete, he may require its correction or amendment within 15 days of receiving the information.
The Institute shall decide on the request for amendment or correction of the information within 15 days of receipt of the request.

Appeals and Administrative Disputes

Against the decision of the Department a complaint may be appealed to the Commissioner for information within 15 days of receipt of the decision .

An appeal may be filed when the Department , within the prescribed period , do not decide on the applicant.

Information Commissioner is obliged to deliver the decision on the appeal to the party, through the body of first instance, no later than 30 days after the filing proper appeal.

When Commissioner pending the appeal is counducting the correctness of the proportionality test and the public interest , or a test of proportionality and the public interest, the decision on the appeal shall adopt and submit to the party, through the body of first instance , no later than 60 days after the filing proper appeal .

When Commissioner is seeking an opinion for classified information security classification from the Office of the National Security Council, he must bring a solution to the parties through the body of first instance , no later than 90 days after the filing proper appeal.

Against the decision of the Commissioner cannot be appealed, but an administrative dispute can be started before the High Administrative Court of the Republic of Croatian. High Administrative Court of the Republic of Croatian must make a decision about the complaint within 90 days. The lawsuit has suspensive effect if the decision given access to information.

Contents of Appeal - Article 108. Law on Administrative Procedure

Sadržaj žalbe - članak 108. Zakona o općem upravnom postupku

The party's appeal shall state:

- A solution that refutes

- The name of the public law body which adopted the solution

- Why is unhappy with the decision.

When the appeals present new facts and new evidence, the party must explain why these facts and evidence were not presented during the trial.

Kad se u žalbi iznose nove činjenice i novi dokazi, stranka je dužna obrazložiti zašto te činjenice i dokaze nije iznijela tijekom prvostupanjskog postupka.

For further information, please contact the Information Officer at the phone number:
01/5496-086


Template requests for access to information