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Your legal obligations to report acts of terrorism, and how to raise concerns if you believe a patient or colleague poses a risk to themselves or others.
When might doctors be required to share information with the Gardaí?
Being contacted by the police - for any reason - can provoke a certain amount of anxiety for a doctor. Here's what you should know.
How would you proceed if the police asked you to disclose a patient's records without their knowledge or consent?
The use of surveillance in healthcare settings can be problematic because of the need to protect patients' confidentiality.
The MDU helped out an emergency department consultant after the police asked for details of a patient they had just arrested.
An expert witness provides an impartial medical opinion to a court, tribunal or committee.
A professional witness (also known as a witness of fact) helps the court establish the facts of a case. Here’s what you need to know.
Advice for foundation doctors on reducing the risk of criminal investigations, plus how and when the MDU can help.