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), Junior Doctor, 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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