Law 3101A/B Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: Erectile Dysfunction, Public Knowledge, Qualified Privilege

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Circumstances in which confidential patient information may be disclosed without consent (health protection and promotion act, mental health act, etc) Disclosure may also be required pursuant (in accordance with) to federal/provincial evidence acts. Hp may be compelled by search warrant, subpoena and other court order to disclose patient information. Common law: hp have implied consent to share confidential patient information in consulting with colleagues (identifying information should be limited unless it would be helpful for advise) Person consulted has obligation to maintain confidentiality of any information provided. Goal is for hp to consult with other hp (in/outside their agency) in effort to determine best course of action for patient. Implied right to share confidential information in: An internal audit (systematic review) to ensure ongoing quality of services provided. Individuals apply for benefit, exemption, accreditation, placement or referral (necessary to process request) Person who requests reference letter (viewed as giving the author implied consent)

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