Disclosing Genetic Information to At-risk Relatives


Recent reforms to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cwlth) have led to a single set of Australian Privacy Principles (APPs), replacing the former National Privacy Principles (NPPs) and Information Privacy Principles (IPPs).

Although a key objective of the reforms was to ensure greater consistency on privacy regulation in Australia, the law surrounding disclosure of genetic information to at-risk genetic relatives varies across Australia.


Learning Outcomes

  1. Become aware of legislative developments and implications of the lack of uniformity and the consequent need for a collaborative, uniform approach by Australian states and territories


Medical Audience
GP, GP Registrar, Specialist, Doctors in Training (DIT), Medical Student, International Medical Graduate, Overseas Trained Doctor 


Medical Journal of Australia
Reading: journal; textbook; book; literature review
0h : 30m
MBA: 0h : 30m
ACRRM - Fellow: 0.5 pts
ACRRM - Non Fellow: 0.5 pts
RACGP: 1 pt
Ethics and Professionalism

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