Friday, 22 January 2016

Secrecy and privacy in MCI Code of Ethics Regulations

Secrecy and privacy in MCI Code of Ethics Regulations Dr SS Agarwal and Dr KK Aggarwal Appendix 1: Declaration: At the time of registration, each applicant shall be given a copy of the following declaration by the Registrar concerned and the applicant shall read and agree to abide by the same: g. I will respect the secrets which are confined in me. Regulation 7.14 The registered medical practitioner shall not disclose the secrets of a patient that have been learnt in the exercise of his / her profession except – 1. in a court of law under orders of the Presiding Judge; 2. in circumstances where there is a serious and identified risk to a specific person and / or community; and 3. notifiable diseases. In case of communicable / notifiable diseases, concerned public health authorities should be informed immediately. Regulation 2.2 Patience, Delicacy and Secrecy: Patience and delicacy should characterize the physician. Confidences concerning individual or domestic life entrusted by patients to a physician and defects in the disposition or character of patients observed during

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