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Confidentiality and Declaration of Interests for RACMA Directors, Officers, Committee Members and others representing the interests of RACMA
Currency Date: January 2016
Review Date: February 2017
Review By: Board

1. Introduction

This policy is intended to inform Members of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators. It reflects RACMA's status as an independent, non-profit organisation concerned with the promoting and advancing the study and practice of health services management by medical practitioners.

2. Aim

The policy aims to outline the confidentiality requirements and methods for addressing potential conflicts of interest.

3. Scope

The policy applies to all College Members including College Directors, Officers and members of Committees. It also applies to College Members working as consultants, trainers or any College representational role.

4. Confidentiality

College Members must keep private and confidential unless authorised to disclose:

  • all information about health professionals obtained through association with RACMA programs or the College Board.
  • all information about RACMA - the organisation, its staff, Board Meeting minutes and other committee information which has been advised to be confidential or which by the nature of the information or by the manner in which it became available is clearly confidential.

4. Declaration of interest

College Directors will be asked to complete a declaration of interest form each calendar year. In addition the RACMA President will invite Directors to declare new interests that have the potential for confliction at each meeting.

When a declared interest is relevant to the agenda and/or content of a particular Board meeting, the Chair in consultation with the individual concerned will determine how best to manage the potential conflict. This may include:

  • taking part in discussion but abstaining from voting
  • taking no part in the discussion and abstaining from voting
  • absenting themselves from the room while discussions on the matter occur
  • resigning from the RACMA Board (if the conflict is significant and cannot be resolved).

The fact that an interest has been declared will be recorded in the minutes of the meeting, together with how it was managed but not necessarily the nature of the interest unless so agreed by the Chair and the individual concerned.

Related documents

RACMA Officers Code of Conduct
RACMA Privacy Policy
Policy for the Engagement of Fellows, Members and Candidates in Paid Work for the College
Code of Conduct
Good Medical Practice - A Code of Conduct for Doctors in Australia
Good Medical Practice - A guide for Doctors (New Zealand)


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