Medical Confidentiality Agreement (MCA)

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A Medical Confidentiality Agreement (MCA) is a confidentiality agreement that prevents a healthcare provider from publicly revealing or discussing patient medical records and other medical-related information without informed consent.



  • (Wikipedia, 2021) ⇒ Retrieved:2021-12-4.
    • Confidentiality is commonly applied to conversations between doctors and patients. Legal protections prevent physicians from revealing certain discussions with patients, even under oath in court.[1] This physician-patient privilege only applies to secrets shared between physician and patient during the course of providing medical care.[1]

      The rule dates back to at least the Hippocratic Oath, which reads: Whatever, in connection with my professional service, or not in connection with it, I see or hear, in the life of men, which ought not to be spoken of abroad, I will not divulge, as reckoning that all such should be kept secret.

      Traditionally, medical ethics has viewed the duty of confidentiality as a relatively non-negotiable tenet of medical practice.