Confidential information is defined as any information found in patient’s medical records, personal information, and work related information (including salary information). All information relating to patient care, treatment, or condition constitutes confidential information. This confidentiality policy also encompasses any trade secret scientific or technical information developed by the practice or its personnel.
• Personnel shall never discuss a patient’s medical condition with any non-personnel of the practice, friends, or family members. Confidential matters involving patients will not be discussed in areas where they might be overheard by other patients or other non-personnel of the practice. Staff members are to be aware at all times that conversation regarding patients are not to be overheard by others and take appropriate steps to ensure this confidentiality.
• Any unauthorized disclosure of confidential information by personnel could render the clinic liable for damages. Any personnel who violates the confidentiality of the clinic, medical or personnel related information is subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination from the practice.
I have received a copy of, read, understand, and agree to uphold this written policy of matters of confidential information and trade secrets.
I also understand that in my daily job duties, I will have free access to confidential clinic operations and any violation of confidentiality in whole or part, could result in disciplinary action up to and including termination and/or legal action.
I recognized that this signed document of my agreement to uphold the provisions of this policy will be kept on file in my personnel file.