privilege to disclose

privilege to disclose

AIDS The right of a health care provider who knows the identity of a partner at risk for HIV to inform him or her, when the infected client is unable or unwilling to inform. See HIPAA, Negotiated safety.
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In the Giggs case, for example, while MP John Hemming eventually used privilege to disclose Giggs' name in relation to the injunction, Twitter users who spread the information while the injunction was in place could face charges and fines--at least if they reside in the U.
Politicians have also used parliamentary privilege to disclose that former Royal Bank of Scotland head Fred Goodwin had won a gagging order.
Second Communion occasionally lingers over certain periods in the author's life (such as high school) while abbreviating others (little is said of his later novels), but if the pacing shifts and telescopes, drawing us closer or keeping us back, it is a memoirist's privilege to disclose only the essentials.
241) The court acknowledged Biddle's "appropriate circumstance" exception where the rights of an injured party supercede those of a patient and create a conditional or qualified privilege to disclose.
1976) (discussing bank's privilege to disclose depositor's bad checks to police on informal inquiry); see also Vickery, supra note 7, at 1464-65 (stating that special caution must be used when acting only on reasonable suspicion); if authorized by a court order: Hague, 181 A.
12) For example, a job applicant's consent for the release of personnel information to a law enforcement organization would not afford the former employer a privilege to disclose that information to a newspaper for publication.