Alert over patients' ability to secretly record telehealth consults

A group of Melburnian doctors are warning a raft of legal and ethical issues have been overlooked with the rapid rise of virtual appointments

Patients can easily secretly record telehealth consults, which they can use later in disciplinary proceedings, a group of doctors is warning.

Writing in the Medical Journal of Australia the group from a number of Melbourne healthcare organisations say in the pandemic-fuelled rush to adopt telehealth several ethical and legal issues have been overlooked. 

This includes who views recorded consults, how they're used in the future and how and where