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The radiological society of South Africa code of conduct
Code of ethics
Responsibilities to the patient
Confidentiality and Access to records
Informed consent
Professional fees
Radiation safety
Responsibility to the profession
Advertising, marketing and touting
Responsibilities to society
Responsibilities to oneself
Clinical research
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Confidentiality and Access to Records

  1. Ensure the existence of procedures that will safeguard the confidentiality and privacy of patients or others served.
  2. Respect the confidentiality of information entrusted to you, unless law or ethical duty prevents this, in which instance all steps must be taken to inform the patient that confidentiality will be breached.
  3. Upon a patient's request, provide the patient or a third party with a copy of his or her medical record or a brief factual written report regarding the patient’s health status, unless there is a compelling reason to believe that information contained in the record will result in substantial harm to the patient or others and/or the law prohibits disclosure.
  4. Comply with the legal requirements relating to the compilation, ownership and storage of medical records.