Psychologists Say New Law Poses Ethical Challenges
HEALTHCARE PRIVACYNovember 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.