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Patient/Client and Employee Confidentiality (6.24)

Patient/Client and Employee Confidentiality (6.24) - Policies, Administrative, UWHC, Department Specific, Clinical Nutrition, Dietetic Internship

6.24

POLICY & PROCEDURE





Effective Date:


Administrative Manual
 Nursing Manual
 Other UWHC Dietetic Internship

Policy #: 6.24


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 Revision

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Title: Patient/Client and Employee
Confidentiality

I. PURPOSE
To protect the confidential information of all patients/clients, and fellow employees.

II. POLICY
All interns in the UW HEALTH Dietetic Internship will consider the privacy and dignity of all
patients/clients and fellow employees when performing their duties at the host site as well as all
affiliate sites.

III. PROCEDURE
A. Interns are not to discuss any patient/client’s medical information in a public area,
i.e., hallway, elevator, cafeteria.
B. Interns are to knock first on a patient/client closed door before entering.
C. Interns will sign a confidentiality statement for the host site and additional sites,
as requested, to be retained in their file.
D. Interns adhere to UW HEALTH and facility policies governing the use and
disclosure of confidential information, including the Health Insurance Portability
and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”).
E. Interns will receive HIPAA training by UW Health and may receive training by
the host site and/or additional sites. Certification of such training will be retained
in their file.
F. Interns are to comply with UW HEALTH Administrative Policy 6.30: The
Minimum Necessary Rule.

IV. REFERENCES
Hospital Administrative Policy 6.30: The Minimum Necessary Rule

V. COORDINATION
Dietetic Interns
Dietetic Internship Program Manager
Clinical Nutrition Services Director

SIGNED BY:

Cassandra Vanderwall, MS, RD, CDE, CPT
Program Manager, Dietetic Internship Program


POLICY & PROCEDURE





Effective Date:


Administrative Manual
 Nursing Manual
 Other UWHC Dietetic Internship

Policy #: 6.24


 Original
 Revision

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Title: Patient/Client and Employee
Confidentiality

Megan Waltz, MS, RD
Director, Culinary and Clinical Nutrition Services
Director, Dietetic Internship Program

Susan Rees, DNP, RN, CPHQ, CENP
VP Dec, Nursing and Patient Care Services