AU: Doctors can tell patients' relatives of genetic disorder

Mark Metherell reports:

Doctors will be able to override the wishes of a patient and inform blood relatives – but not the patient’s spouse – of the patient’s genetic disorder where there is a risk to the relative’s health, under guidelines introduced yesterday.

The new guidelines, announced by federal health and privacy authorities, which take effect immediately, come amid signs of growing concern among people with genetic disorders about the impact of genetic testing.

Read more in The Sydney Morning Herald.

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