Patient confidentiality cannot be emphasized enough. The patient has the legal right to confidentiality of all aspects of his/her care and the health care provider has a legal responsibility to safeguard the patient’s confidential information. No student is to give information concerning a patient or occurrence to the newspaper, lawyer, patrol officer, or anyone not on staff at the clinical facility. Conversation related to patients is permitted only in the clinical conference areas and the classroom. Patients or any clinical occurrences are not to be discussed in public places such as the cafeteria, student lounge or at home. Any information received from the clinical site or computer must be carefully scrutinized to remove any identifying information relating to the patient before it is removed from the clinical environment
Failure to respect patient confidentiality may result in immediate dismissal from the program.