Correct Rowley, if the image is merely being used as part of the medical
record then no specific/additional consent is required. We often use digital
images in lieu of a drawing or description.
----- Original Message -----
From: Rowley Cottingham <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Thursday, April 11, 2002 4:43 PM
Subject: Re: photos & imaging
> Why? It is no more (and no less ) confidential than their notes or a
> drawing. If we do the job right we need not fear the Reap ^H^H^H lawyer.
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> > Sent: 10 April 2002 17:11
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> > Subject: photos & imaging
> > Please remember confidentiality and consent. When we acquired a
> > digital camera for department use I checked this. All patients
> > being photographed must give informed (written?) consent. They
> > know you have pictures and their lawyers can get very interested
> > in them too. This severely limits what I take photographs of.