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.

guidelines

Legislation

Privacy Breaches

Health Information Custodian (HIC)

Disclosing personal information

Scenarios

Disclosing Personal Health Information
Preserving Confidentiality and Privacy