3 Ethics CEU points: Purchase access to the questionnaire on this open access journal article. You will be required to read the article and answer multiple choice questions related to the article (you must get 70% and above to qualify for the 3 CEUs) .
van Niekerk, M. (2019). Providing claimants with access to information: A comparative analysis of the POPIA, PAIA and HPCSA guidelines. South African Journal Of Bioethics And Law, 12(1), 32-37. doi:10.7196/SAJBL.2019.v12i1.656
Objectives of this course:
On completion of this CPD activity, the participant will be able to:
- Describe how the POPIA, PAIA and HPCSA guidelines impact practitioners who provide information to third parties about claimants, when a patient or client requests access to that information.
- Describe the difference between a patient and a claimant.
- Explain the role of the health care professional in relation to a patient and a client with regards to access to information.
- Describe the process practitioners should follow when providing clients with access to information.
Summary of the article:
This article makes recommendations to practitioners who compile reports on claimants on the behalf of others, such as insurers, regarding claimants’ requests for accesses to information (the report). This is based on a comparative analysis of the Promotion to Access to Information Act (PAIA) and Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) and the Health professionals Council of South Africa (HPCSA) guidelines. The HPCSA guidelines are in some regards not aligned to the POPIA and PAIA. The processing of access to information requests for patients and claimants is discussed.