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Psychologists Say New Law Poses Ethical Challenges

HEALTHCARE PRIVACY

November 25, 2010

The Association of Psychologists of Nova Scotia says that the passing of Bill 89 would jeopardize patients' privacy and put providers in a position where they might be expected to break their code of ethics, reports the Canadian Press. The bill would allow healthcare providers to share patient information within a patient's "circle of care" without express consent. Myles Genest, a Halifax psychologist, says that wording is too vague to ensure proper control of patient data.
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