dual obligation

dual obligation

A General Medical Council (GMC) (UK) term referring to the two-fold obligation by a doctor to both the patient and to third parties (e.g., insurers and employers) to disclose information, which requires that the patient be informed of the third-party request for information; that written consent has been obtained from the patient or a person properly authorised to act on the patient’s behalf, or an officer of the government; that only the information requested has been disclosed; that the information is factual and can be substantiated; and that patients are entitled to see reports written about them.
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This dual obligation, Levine and Malachuk contend, represents the inherent but paradoxical political agenda of Transcendentalism--that it simultaneously mandates radical autonomy and, in its commitment to universalities of spirit, demands that citizens defend broad standards for political equality.
We have to ensure there's not a dual obligation to both the client and the lawyer referral service, and there is no conflict and that the client absolutely knows that these lawyers get these cases from the lawyer referral service, and there's no back-and-forth referrals: 'If you don't use my doctors, you won't get any cases.
While not all citizens are believers, it is the case that all believers are citizens; and this dual status places on believers a dual obligation to uphold the rule and laws of government and to respect conscience concerning obedience to God.
A practitioner shall exemplify high standards of honesty and integrity while carrying out dual obligations to a client or employers and to the democratic process," the measure provides.
The good thing about mutual companies is that you don't have dual obligations to stockholders and policyholders.