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Medical Records and Privacy

Also see: Privacy /Medical Research / HIPAA

General Statutes

42 USC Sec. 290dd-2. - Confidentiality of [alcohol and substance abuse treatment] records (2003)

HIPAA Documents

HHS's Efforts to Promote Health Information Technology and Legal Barriers to its Adoption. GAO-04-991R, August 13.

LA Title 40 § 1300.14 - Confidentiality of HIV information


Names of hospital patients are protected from discovery - Kinsella v. NYT Television, 887 A.2d 1144, No. A-3308-04T5 (N.J.Super.App.Div. 2005)

Supreme Court recognizes psychiatrist-patient privilege - Jaffee v. Redmond, 518 U.S. 1 (1996)

Punitive Damages Awarded for Fraudulently Altering Medical Records - Moskovitz v. Mt. Sinai Med. Ctr., 69 Ohio St.3d 638, 635 N.E.2d 331 (Ohio 1994)

Brief - Patient cannot discover peer review proceedings - State ex rel. Faith Hosp. v. Enright,706 S.W.2d 852 (Mo. 1986)

Brief - Physician can obtain peer review proceedings - State ex rel. Health Midwest Development Group, Inc. v. Daugherty, 965 S.W.2d 841 (Mo. 1998)

No Privilege For Peer Review Documents in Discrimination Claim by Reviewed Physician - Virmani v. Novant Health Inc., No. 00-2423 (4th Cir. 08-01-2001)

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