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Confidentiality and Privilege 

Confidentiality and Privilege
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Confidentiality and Privilege
Author(s):

S. Shane Konrad

and Eraka Bath

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199344659.003.0001
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date: 21 January 2020

Chapter 1 looks at legal cases relevant to some of the most important tenets of psychiatric practice—confidentiality and privilege. Both involve the protection, and limits to that protection, of information communicated during mental health treatment. Cases described here include In re Lifschutz, Doe v. Roe, Whalen v. Roe, In re Subpoena Served upon Zuniga, State v. Andring, Commonwealth v. Kobrin, Menendez v. Superior Court, and Jaffee v. Redmond.

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