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NSW Genetic Health Guidelines - Part C: Considerations when deciding whether to disclose without consent

3.    PRACTICAL CONSIDERATIONS

3.1      Application for Guidelines

Guideline 1       

NSW Genetic Health Guidelines - Part C: Considerations when deciding whether to disclose without consent

2.    CONTEXT FOR DECISION-MAKING

2.1   Meeting individual needs

2.1.1  Communication

NSW Genetic Health Guidelines - Part C: Considerations when deciding whether to disclose without consent

1.    NEW SOUTH WALES PRIVACY LEGISLATION

In New South Wales, the privacy laws in operation are the PPIP Act and HRIP Act[1].

NSW Genetic Health Guidelines - Part C: Considerations when deciding whether to disclose without consent

Decisions regarding use or disclosure of genetic information without patient consent should be made after careful consideration of:

NSW Genetic Health Guidelines Part B: Framework for legal and ethical use or disclosure of genetic information

Continuing care of the patient

Genetic condition or status as carrier confirmed by personal history, family history or genetic testing

NSW Genetic Health Guidelines - Part A: The Guidelines

GUIDELINES FOR THE USE OR DISCLOSURE OF GENETIC INFORMATION WITHOUT CONSENT

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