Indigenous med records handed over

A Federal Court ruling has led to confidential medical records of Indigenous Australians being handed over to investigators.

The Australian Crime Commission requested confidential medical records as part of their investigation into violence and child abuse in Indigenous communities.

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners says that patients have not provided consent and this could lead to loss of trust in medical services.

Posted via email from 4ZZZ News


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