"It was necessary to create an institution which, while guarding the professional integrity of the pharmacist, by the same token provides an instrument for defending the interests of society. It is the public itself after all that suffers when a crisis of integrity occurs in the medical profession." Extract from the declaration of the purpose of the draft ordinance of 5 May 1945
"Any person treated by a professional, an establishment, a healthcare network or any other organisation involved in prevention and treatment is entitled to respect for their privacy and the confidentially of the information concerning them."
Extract from Article L.1110-4 of the Code de la santé publique
"Everyone, considering his condition and how urgent an intervention it requires, has the right to receive the most appropriate care; everyone has the right to benefit from treatments of proven effectiveness that guarantee the best health security in the view of tested medical knowledge. Preventive measures, examinations or treatment shall not, in the current state of medical knowledge, expose the patient to risks that are disproportionate in comparison to the expected benefit.
Extract from Article L.1110-5 of the Code de la santé publique