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2021-05-27

Who has to register with the CQC?

Who has to register with the CQC?

Section 1: Who has to register? ‘Service providers’ must register with CQC. A service provider can be an individual, a partnership or an organisation – examples of organisations are companies, charities, NHS trusts and local authorities (see page 5 for details).

What are the CQC codes of practice?

The code explains how CQC makes decisions relating to people’s confidential personal information. This includes how we decide whether we need to look at medical or care records during an inspection, and whether we need to share personal information that we hold.

What are the codes of practice in health and social care?

The Code of Practice for Social Care Workers is a list of statements that describe the standards of professional conduct and practice required of social care workers as they go about their daily work.

What is confidentiality CQC?

The Health and Social Care Act 2008a is the law that created CQC in its current form. It defines confidential personal information as information that is: “obtained by the Commission on terms or in circumstances requiring it to be held in confidence”. and that: “relates to and identifies an individual”.

What personal information is confidential?

Confidential personal information means a person’s home address, telephone number, social security number, birth date, bank account information, tax identification number, personal signature, personal email addresses, or similar unique identifying information other than a person’s name.

When should you disclose confidential information?

You may only disclose confidential information in the public interest without the patient’s consent, or if consent has been withheld, where the benefits to an individual or society of disclosing outweigh the public and patient’s interest in keeping the information confidential.

What is not personal information?

Non-Personal Information is traditionally information that may not directly identify or be used to contact a specific individual, such as an Internet Protocol (“IP”) address or mobile device unique identifier, particularly if that information is de-identified (meaning it becomes anonymous).

What sort of personal information is covered under the Privacy Act?

The Privacy Act defines ‘personal information’ as: ‘Information or an opinion about an identified individual, or an individual who is reasonably identifiable: whether the information or opinion is true or not; and. whether the information or opinion is recorded in a material form or not.