consent to share information

consent to share information

An agreement, either articulated (express consent) or inferred from his/her actions (implied consent), by an individual with one care professional to share personal information about him/her with other care professionals.

Explicit or express consent
A clear and voluntary indication of preference or choice, usually oral or in writing, and freely given in circumstances where the available options and their consequences have been made clear (informed consent).
 
Implied consent
Agreement signaled by the behaviour of an informed individual. It is essential that people with higher support and communication needs are given the time and assistance they need to give their consent on issues that involve them.
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Even if the resident provides written consent to share information, the information may still only be shared with a limited number of people.
2008-35 to ensure that taxpayer consent to share information is properly obtained prior to disclosure.
So far we've had a very positive response, with people giving us consent to share information about them and are looking forward to the official launch next week.