Confidentiality & Privacy

One of the highest obligations required of a dietitian is to protect the confidentiality and privacy of a client's personal health information.

Without  confidentiality, clients would not be forthcoming or trust their health care providers with the very private and personal information necessary for their care.

Privacy is a much broader concept than confidentiality. Privacy involves not only protecting personal information, but also limiting when and how it is collected and used.

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