Awareness of Relevant Legal and Ethical Issues (CCC#8)

There are a number of legal and ethical issues that arise in the everyday use of technology. For example, clinicians should be well-informed about copyright laws and how they apply to their use of digital resources as well as the purchase and installation of software. Many laws and regulations apply to the availability of assistive technology for clients, and competent clinicians are knowledgeable enough to serve as advocates when necessary. Clinicians should be aware of best practices when it comes to maintaining confidentiality and security of clinical data and client files in any medium.

Based on content from:
Cochran, P. S. (2005). Clinical computing competency for speech-language pathologists. Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes.

© 2006-2007 Paula S. Cochran, Ph.D., CCCSLP