39. Professional and Patient Responsibility and Accountability

The parties recognise:

(a)  the primacy of the personal responsibility of employees to their patients and the employee’s role as a patient advocate;

(b)  that employees are responsible and accountable to the statutory authorities such as the Medical and Dental Councils, established under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003, as applicable, including their relevant policy statements and guidelines; and

(c)  that employees are responsible and accountable to the ethical codes and standards of relevant colleges and professional associations.