Privacy and Confidentiality

This unit discusses confidentiality and privacy, specifically focusing on the medical and dental professions. Issues such as law enforcement, compliance and patient confidentiality are also covered.

Learning outcomes:

  • Discuss the potential clinico-legal and regulatory risks around confidentiality and privacy of health information
  • Outline the ethical, legal and code of conduct requirements about health information, confidentiality and privacy
  • Implement strategies to minimise and avoid the possibility of inappropriate release of health information.
    • Duration: 1 hr
    • RACGP: 2 Category 2 Points
    • ACRRM: 1 Credit Point

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This education was designed for MIPS members. Access is available to all MIPS members at no additional cost

Your access to and use of the on demand course is subject to the following terms, conditions, exclusions and limitations:
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