This resource is a set of ethical guidelines issued by the American Bar Association on the ethical treatment of people in prison. The standards address a range of topics, including the conditions of confinement, personal security, and healthcare.
Section VI provides ethical standards for professionals delivering healthcare services to people in prison and covers topics pertinent to information sharing. For example, Standard 23-6.8 provides ethical guidance on confidentiality of health care records, suggesting that disciplinary records be kept separate from healthcare records and that personal health information not be disclosed to correctional officers and other inmates. Standard 23-6.5 discusses the ethical obligations of correctional health providers and prison administrators to ensure continuity of healthcare services as people transition from the community to a correctional facility.