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Confidentiality of hospital medical records
Record ID:
20194
Format:
LIJ Article
Year:
1998
Author:
Duffy, Jane ;
Source:
LIJ (1998) 72 No 12
Date_of_entry:
31/12/1998
Legislation:
Evidence Act 1958 (Vic) s 28
Notes:
A subpoena in civil proceedings in Victoria requiring production of a person's medical records from a hospital may, if the person has not consented to release of the information, be met with a refusal to comply with the subpoena ; A 1996 Supreme Court decision ordering hospitals to prodcue confidential medical records in courts sits uneasily with the privilege accorded by s 28 of the Evidence Act 1958 (Vic) and may have implications for personal injury applications ; Headinsg include: secrecy provisions; the reasoning; the resukt; confidentiality
Section:
Articles
Cases:
Transport Industries Co Ltd & Ors v Geoofrey Robin Masel & Ors,unreported, 26 June 1996, Supreme Court of Victoria ;
Month:
December


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