Annual report of Council, 1982-1983: medical ethics.

  • Published 1983 in British medical journal


The 1982-1983 annual report of the medical ethics section of the British Medical Association Council outlines the Council's responses to the pending Police and Criminal Evidence Bill and the pending Data Protection Bill. Provisions in the former piece of legislation might require physicians to violate medical principles of confidentiality and informed consent, while a clause in the Data Protection Bill would allow transfer of personal data between government agencies without public disclosure of the transfer. Among other issues briefly covered in the report are computerized patient information, cosmetic surgery, insurance certificates, and adoption records.


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