New legal guidelines for taking clinical images

The AMA has released guidelines to help doctors ensure they do not expose themselves to legal risk when taking, sharing or storing clinical images.

“These images form part of a patient’s medical record, so are subject to the same privacy and confidentiality principles as the rest of the record,” says AMA president Associate Professor Brian Owler.

“The guide outlines the professionally appropriate processes of informed consent,

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