This post corresponds to our latest podcast episode of "RussandRandy.com" - a podcast from doctors for doctors on Healthcare and Medical Internet Marketing. We hope you like:
"Interview with Healthcare Attorney Carrie Nixon"
This document outlines all the rules and regulations which govern the use of your website. For example, by using your site, your visitor agrees to the way your site is published, availability, content changes, mistakes in content, typos, etc. If the user does not agree to any of this technologic behavior, then they should not be using your site. BTW - Carrie gives a much better definition in the episode.
This may be the easiest document to understand. Posting a disclaimer underscores such things as:
- Your website is for educational purposes only
- The website does not offer medical advice
- Use of the website does not create a doctor-patient relationship
- Comments left on the website do not create a doctor-patient relationship
GDPR - General Data Protection Regulation
This is a privacy regulation which recently was adopted that addresses the data protection and privacy of individuals within the European Union (EU). Even though you are doing business in the United States or outside the EU, you may need to comply as you may attract visitors from the EU to your site. Carrie has a nice explanation as to why many of us should consider addressing the GDPR and how to protect yourself.
If in Doubt
If you have questions about whether your website needs any of these documents to "legalize" your site, please consult a healthcare attorney.
Feel free to contact Carrie Nixon, Esq:
Phone: 703.795.9763 (direct)
Thanks again Carrie!
See you next week!
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