physician-patient privilege

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Noun1.physician-patient privilege - the right of a physician to refuse to divulge confidential information from a patient without the consent of the patient
privilege - (law) the right to refuse to divulge information obtained in a confidential relationship
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After German prosecutors said Lubitz had hidden an illness from his employers, strict German laws on doctor-patient confidentiality have come under the spotlight.
Individuals who help psychiatric patients run away face a six-month prison term and fine of SR50,000, while doctors who breach doctor-patient confidentiality are liable to pay a fine of SR50,000 and serve a three-month prison term.
Angry medics have attacked the plan, saying it threatens doctor-patient confidentiality.
Charalambous has said that many have started complying, but added doctors have raised concerns to do with doctor-patient confidentiality.
Low costs, high quality and doctor-patient confidentiality ensure that all patients' needs are met without burning a hole in their wallet.
South Africa's first black president remained in a "critical but stable" condition, Maharaj said, but did not elaborate, citing doctor-patient confidentiality.
South African government spokesman Mac Maharaj told CNN that officials were unable to comment on reports that Mandela was on life support, citing doctor-patient confidentiality rules.
The press gathering highlighted the tension between the government's reluctance to share more information about Mandela on the basis of doctor-patient confidentiality, and media appeals for thorough updates on a figure of global interest.
Gaetz said, "We all believe in doctor-patient confidentiality and the doctor-patient privilege, but that privilege is intended to be a shield, not a sword.
Way back in 1979, a federal district judge in Florida issued an injunction preventing third parties from looking at Medicare records, citing doctor-patient confidentiality.
CAIRO: Member of the Doctors' Syndicate Ahmed Hussein filed Wednesday a complaint at the Prosecutor General against officials at Salma Hospital for breaching doctor-patient confidentiality with Al-Nour Party parliamentarian.
Summary: BEIRUT: UN chief Ban Ki-moon described Friday Hizbullah's call on the Lebanese to boycott the UN-backed court as a deliberate attempt to obstruct justice, as the Prosecutor for the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) denied accusations that his investigators had breached doctor-patient confidentiality.