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Law and Veterinary Medicine Second Hour: Confidentiality, Records, Consent and Practical Issues November 27, 2006 Paul Waldau, D.Phil., J.D.
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Session Topics Confidentiality Records Practical issues of consent Communication and avoiding suits Why does it matter who owns the dog?
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An important distinction Confidentiality of records versus Confidentiality of communications
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Confidentiality of records … different from communications … Statutory obligations are often quite detailed (JAVMA, August 1, 2006, “Laws and regulations concerning the confidentiality of veterinarian-client communication”)
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Confidentiality of records Distinguish these situations a. where you choose on your own to disclose records b. where you are asked by a lay person to disclose records c. where a court commands you to disclose records
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