This Clinical Practice Dilemma is not intended to give legal, ethical or clinical advice. Rather it is intended to set out general principles and approaches to clinical practice in order to allow clinicians an opportunity to understand the issues inherent in certain clinical situations. The Dilemma should not replace the need for individualized clinical assessment and treatment plans by health care professionals with knowledge of the specific circumstances.
other patients and visitors are most likely unaware of what constitutes PHI for the purposes of PHIPA, and may inadvertently record or take pictures of PHI. Hospitals are also required to protect the privacy of recorded