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Legal considerations of consent and privacy in the context of clinical photography in Australian medical practice.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23330771     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Clinical photography has become integral to clinical practice, especially in visually oriented specialties. Where a clinical photograph forms part of a patient's medical record, clinicians have a legal obligation to keep that photograph for several 2013s, as determined by federal privacy legislation and various state legislation. Patients may be able to access their own clinical photographs in the context of freedom of information legislation. Consent to take clinical photographs must be informed consent, and clinicians have a legal requirement to only use the photograph for the purpose defined by that consent.
Authors:
Patrick D Mahar; Peter A Foley; Alexander Sheed-Finck; Christopher S Baker
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Medical journal of Australia     Volume:  198     ISSN:  1326-5377     ISO Abbreviation:  Med. J. Aust.     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0400714     Medline TA:  Med J Aust     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  48-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
858392 dmahar@deakin.edu.au.
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