RACS believes that the use of chaperones can form part of an effective strategy that protects patients. RACS supports the MBA's requirement that in cases where a chaperone is required for a practitioner, that the chaperone is visibly present during all aspects of medical care provided by the practitioner. RACS affirms that a practitioner should make known to the patient the presence of the chaperone. Where conditions are in place, the consultation should not occur if the patient does not agree to the presence of a chaperone.

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