Relevant personal information can also be shared lawfully if it is to keep a child or individual at risk safe from neglect or physical, emotional or mental harm, or if it is protecting their physical, mental, or emotional well-being.
You may disclose personal information if it is of overall benefit to patient who lacks the capacity to consent. When making the decision about whether to disclose information about a patient who lacks capacity to consent, you must: make the care of the patient your first concern.
When can you disclose confidential information in care?
You may only disclose confidential information in the public interest without the patient’s consent, or if consent has been withheld, where the benefits to an individual or society of disclosing outweigh the public and patient’s interest in keeping the information confidential.
Sharing information to prevent abuse and neglect. Sharing information between organisations about known or suspected risks may help to prevent abuse taking place. The safeguarding adults board has a key role to play in sharing information and intelligence on both local and national threats and risks.
What is appropriate information sharing?
Necessary, proportionate, relevant, adequate, accurate, timely and secure: Ensure that the information you share is necessary for the purpose for which you are sharing it, is shared only with those individuals who need to have it, is accurate and up-to-date, is shared in a timely fashion, and is shared securely.
Your health information cannot be used or shared without your written permission unless this law allows it. For example, without your authorization, your provider generally cannot: Give your information to your employer. Use or share your information for marketing or advertising purposes or sell your information.
When can you disclose patient information?
Health care providers may disclose the necessary protected health information to anyone who is in a position to prevent or lessen the threatened harm, including family, friends, caregivers, and law enforcement, without a patient’s permission.
When can confidentiality be breached safeguarding?
2. Breaching confidentiality. A breach of confidentiality occurs when confidential information is not authorised by the person who provided it or to whom it relates, putting said person in danger or causing them embarrassment or pain.
When can confidential information be disclosed in auditing?
The Code states that a professional accountant would be required to disclose confidential information when there is a professional duty or right to disclose, when not prohibited by law, to comply with technical standards and ethical requirements.