Medical Confidentiality

Medical Confidentiality

 

the obligation of a physician not to reveal information about a patient without the patient’s permission, if it concerns an illness connected with the patient’s intimate personal life (women’s diseases, psychological disorders, certain growth defects, and so on). A physician’s obligation to observe medical confidentiality no longer prevails if it would contradict the interests of society. Thus, a physician is obliged to report cases of infectious and parasitic diseases which are subject to compulsory registration, to send patients to take compulsory treatment in those instances when this is provided for by law, and to provide information about a patient upon demand of judicial or investigatory agencies.

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Indiscriminate mass surveillance can also impinge on attorney-client privilege and medical confidentiality.
Observing medical confidentiality and providing care without discrimination is a fundamental duty of every health professional and administrative staff members at healthcare providers, both public and private.
She had concocted a sophisticated plot to convince the two women that they had broken a strict medical confidentiality agreement.
Proponents say the bill is about ensuring medical confidentiality.
The French agency declined to speculate on any recommendations but said it would examine the balance to be struck between medical confidentiality and air safety.
Any changes to a pilot's right to medical confidentiality would be an issue not just for the airline industry, but on a wider scale, McCall said.
It declined to provide details, citing medical confidentiality, but denied reports it had treated Lubitz for depression.
He frequently lectures on healthcare-related topics such as hospital liability for medical malpractice, deposition preparation, medical confidentiality, privacy, and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
The nurse's brother Naveen said his sister was a devout Roman Catholic and would have been "devastated" by her unwitting role in the breach of medical confidentiality.
The nurse's brother said his sister was a devout Roman Catholic and would have been "devastated" by her unwitting role in the breach of medical confidentiality.
The nurse's brother Naveen told the Daily Mail his sister was a devout Roman Catholic and would have been "devastated" by her unwitting role in the breach of medical confidentiality.
The employee's right to privacy and medical confidentiality must be respected.

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