physician-patient privilege

noun
the right of a physician to refuse to divulge confidential information from a patient without the consent of the patient
Hypernyms: ↑privilege

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • physician-patient privilege — See patient physician privilege …   Black's law dictionary

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  • patient — Person under medical or psychiatric treatment and care. Person may be patient and physician patient privilege may apply, where physician attends person for purpose of giving professional aid, even though person attended is unconscious or unaware… …   Black's law dictionary

  • patient-physician privilege — The right of one who is a patient to refuse to divulge, or have divulged by his physician, the communications made between he and his physician. This privilege is provided for by statute in most states, and, where recognized, it belongs to the… …   Black's law dictionary

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