TITLE

Privacy versus public safety: reporting of gunshot wounds

AUTHOR(S)
Gregoire, Lisa
PUB. DATE
February 2005
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;2/1/2005, Vol. 172 Issue 3, p320
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports on the plans of politicians in Alberta to amend the Health Information Act to force doctors to tell the police when they are treating a gunshot victim and to disclose that patient's health status. Arguments of the critics of the proposed legislative changes; Support of the medical bodies for the amendment; Status of the Mandatory Gunshot Reporting Act in the Ontario legislature as of January 2005.
ACCESSION #
15783977

 

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