patient confidentiality

Your Doctor or a Government Agent? by David C. Stolinsky, MD

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Monday, January 28, 2013

Pediatrician asks 13-year-old girl whether her parents smoke or own a gun, how much alcohol they drink, whether they use drugs, and how her parents “get along.” Neither parent was present during the questioning, as would be required if the girl were accused of a crime.
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