CMPA eLearning: Privacy and confidentiality

Upon completion, you will be able to:

  1. Describe the professional and legal obligations for physicians to protect health information and maintain patient confidentiality.
  2. Define the concept of implied consent when sharing patient information within the circle of care.
  3. Recognize specific situations where the law requires or allows disclosure of confidential patient information without the consent of the patient

This activity is an Accredited Self-Assessment Program (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the CMPA. You may claim a maximum of 0.5 hour (credits are automatically calculated).

This activity was published in June 2021.