Doctor-Patient Privilege

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New Rules Regarding Termination of Doctor-Patient Relationships and Proper Notice to Patients upon Physician Termination

Ohio law has undergone a number of developments concerning the appropriate means of notifying patients when a physician leaves a practice, as well as the proper steps for terminating a patient from a medical practice....more

Medical Malpractice Update - Spring 2013

I. 2013 Medical Malpractice Reform Legislation - In less than a month, the way medical malpractice cases are handled in Florida will change significantly....more

Michigan Court Extends Physician-Patient Privilege To Apply To Any Entity That Obtains Protected Medical Information From A Doctor

On March 12, 2013, the Michigan Court of Appeals in Meier v. Awaad, No. 310808, held that the Michigan Department of Community Health (“MDCH”) could utilize the state’s physician-patient privilege to protect against...more

Looking Back on Appeals That Made a Difference

Originally published in the New York Law Journal on March 6, 2013. Almost 50 years have elapsed between my first and most recent appearance before the New York Court of Appeals and a recent LEXIS search shows I...more

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