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Cultural safety in health care results in improved outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s health and wellbeing. Identification is a key element in providing a culturally safe environment as it encourages the service to consider how it engages with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Australian Indigenous Doctors' Association (AIDA) members witnessed incidents of racism related to patient identification.