Category Archives: Doctor-Patient Privilege

Are a Parent’s Medical Records Discoverable in a Custody Dispute?

The court in Manela had to determine whether a father’s medical records could be discovered by his wife who wanted to prove that the father was unfit to parent their minor child. FACTUAL BACKGROUND LEADING TO THE DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE … Continue reading

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Submitting to a Custody Proceeding Does not Place a Parent’s Mental Condition at Issue.

A parent does not waive a right to the doctor-patient privilege or the psychotherapist-patient privilege simply by requesting visitation. FACTUAL BACKGROUND LEADING TO THE DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE During the divorce proceedings, the parents could not reach a visitation agreement. The … Continue reading

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How Long can a Waiver of the Doctor-Patient Privilege Last in a Dissolution?

In the divorce proceedings of Kreiss v. Kreiss the dissolution judge determined whether a stipulation waiving the doctor-patient privilege which was signed by both parties is still valid after the judgment of divorce has been entered but before the minor … Continue reading

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