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privileged communication

Forensic medicine Communication between a psychotherapist or a physician and Pt which is protected from public disclosure, unless the therapist is legitimately concerned that criminal acts against others could be committed, and could be prevented by disclosure of said communication to proper authorities. See Privilege, Tarasoff v Regents of the University of California.

privileged communication

Confidential information furnished (to facilitate diagnosis and treatment) by the patient to a professional authorized by law to provide care and treatment. In some states, the person who has received this communication cannot be made to divulge it. When this is the case, communication between the patient and the recipient is classed as privileged.

Information given by the patient with the family present may not be considered privileged.

See also: communication
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