therapist-patient privacy

therapist-patient privacy

Psychiatry A privileged relationship between a Pt and a mental health professional–eg, psychiatrist, psychologist, or other, that is protected from public domain, assuming that the Pt does not pose a threat to him/herself or others. See Anne Sexton, Bennett-Leahy bill, Health information trustee, Medical privacy, Nondisclosure ceiling, Tarasoff v. Regents of the University of California
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