Medical Malpractice Dictionary: Physician Patient Privilege


Physician Patient Privilege: Confidentiality of information communicated between a physican and patient

Physician Patient Privilege: Privilege in the law refers to special legal restrictions preventing the disclosure of certain types of information, mainly the communications and discussions between people under some circumstances. This type of privilege refers to legal privilege over communications between a patient and their doctor. Note that privilege is not always absolute, and you need to consult with an attorney about whether certain communications or information are privileged or not. Another bettern known type of legal privilege is attorney-client privilege, where conversations and written communications between clients and their attorney are protected by legal privilege.

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