Hsc 3 Unit 9

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UNIT 9 VICTORIA WESSELS: 1094182 (completed) 1.1 IDENTIFY LEGISLATION AND CODES OF PRACTICE THAT RELATE TO HANDLING INFORMATION IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE Some of the legislation and codes of practice that relate to handling information are as follows: 1. DATA PROTECTION ACT 1988. This act ensures service users rights regarding the confidentiality of the personal information. It must not be shared or transferred without proper safeguards. 2. FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 This act requires organisations to provide information about their services and policies to individuals requesting information through the agreed channels. 3. HUMAN RIGHTS ACT 1998 From the stand point of health and social care, service users have the legal right to have their privacy and family life respected as well as freedom from degrading treatment. 4. EQUALITY ACT 2010 This requires the care management and carers to take all reasonable steps to treat all individuals the same. 6. CODES OF PRACTICE (THE CALDICOT PRINCIPLES) A. Access to personal information should be on a short need-to-know basis B. Not to use or share personal information unless it is absolutely necessary. C. Everyone must understand and comply with the law. Reference: Health and social care level 3/ own work experience. 1.2 SUMMARISE THE MAIN POINTS OF LEGAL REQUIRMENTS AND CODES OF PRACTICE FOR HANDLING INFORMATION IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE. The summary of the main points of legal requirements and codes of practice for handling information in health and social care are as follows: * Ensures service users rights are recognise * Personal data must be accurate and kept up to date * Data not kept for longer than necessary * Data kept secure at all times * Information fairly and lawfully processed * Data not to be transferred to countries outside the EU without adequate
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