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If a persons safety or health may be in danger it may be justified to breach confidentiality.

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In a medical field, if confidentiality is broken, the patient may lay a charge and the doctor may lose his/her license.

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the doctor gets sued, I believe it's in the nature of $50,000 minimum payout

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it can lead to you being sent to prisson also you can be fined a large amount of money

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What happens if Confidentiality is broken?

When confidentiality is broken, a person will lose trust in you or a company. Trust is an important factor of relationships and you shouldn't break that with out having a good reason.

When was patient confidentiality federally protected?

As of 2003, patient confidentiality was protected by federal statute.

What did the Tarasoff decision establish?

confidentiality must be broken when a client threatens a specific person

Which is more important patient confidentiality or staff health and safety?

Patient confidentiality and staff health and safety are equally important.

Why is it important to maintain clients confidentiality?

Because it keeps the trust between doctor and patient once broken the patient might start to withheld information which could be important but they fear it getting spread further the patient room

Example of confidentiality?

In healthcare, HIPPA laws protect patient confidentiality. Patient medical information can not be given over the phone to anyone claiming to know the patient without express permission from the patient.

Is a psychologist bound by the same confidentiality rules as a psychiatrist?

They are under the same doctor patient confidentiality laws. However if they feel that you are a harm to yourself or to others, they can take necessary steps to stop that before it happens.

Could you give examples for confidentiality?

Patient confidentiality is of primary importance to the medical profession. Confidentiality should not be assumed by those students engaging in plagiarism.

Can a doctor tell someone that another patient has a disease?

No. It is against the doctor/patient confidentiality agreement.

Why do you think protecting patient confidentiality is important in a pharmacy?

Patient confidentiality is very important that's a way to get the patients trust and is very important so there personal information won't spread out.

How the speakerphone function of the front desk telephone system can be used without violating patient confidentiality?

Speakerphone can only be used if there is nobody else in the room except for the doctor or patient. Otherwise the risk of violating patient confidentiality is at risk.

If you tell the doctor you are not a virgin and you are underage do they tell your parents?

No. A doctor will keep the confidentiality of the patient unless they feel the teenager is in danger or if a crime has been committed.