Third Party Policy

THIRD PARTY POLICY

 

Purpose

The purpose of this policy is to ensure staff at Jindalee Village Medical Centre seek consent for the presence of a third party during a patient’s consultation. A patient is entitled to either consent to or decline the presence of a third party.

This policy applies to all employees, patients, guests, interpreters, medical students, and chaperones of Jindalee Village Medical Centre.

      • All patients have the right to either consent to or decline to the presence of a third party during their consultation.
      • Third party can be requested by the patient or by the practitioner.
      • Ensure that the third party is fully aware of their rights and has the capacity to make an informed decision regarding their consent to a third party during their consultation.
      • A third party may be a family member, partner, friend, guardian, interpreter, chaperone, medical or nursing student or another general practitioner or health professional.
      • When a third-party consent is requested, the patient will be required to complete a Patient Consent Form – Third Party.
      • This form will be scanned and kept in the patient’s file.
      • All patients have to the right to decline the presence of a third party during their consultation without fear of repercussions.

Privacy and managing health information in general practice https://www.racgp.org.au/FSDEDEV/media/documents/Running%20a%20practice/Protecting%20practice%20information/Privacy-and-managing-health-information-in-general-practice.pdf

Contact Us

Address: Shop 26, 62 Looranah St. Jindalee Village Shopping Centre 4074

Phone: 07 3376 73434

Fax: 07 3715 6043

Email: manager@jindaleevillagemedicalcentre.com.au

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