Robinson Bradshaw

Topic: UK Joint Committee on Medical Genetics

Disclosure of Patients’ Genetic Information Without Their Consent–Is the “Public Interest” Really a Sufficient Justification?

New guidance issued by the U.K. General Medical Council (GMC) regarding a physician’s ability to disclose to a patient’s relatives the diagnosis of such patient’s genetic illness1 has recently been a hot topic of discussion on several online forums.2 The guidance, which became effective on October 12, 2009 and addresses medical privacy issues in a variety […]