Ohio clarifies doctor role in patient privacy

Doctors can defend patients’ privacy rights for them, and HIPAA doesn’t preempt a stricter state law, an Ohio appeals court decides.

Patient privilege belongs foremost to the patient. But what is a physician allowed to do to protect that privacy when he or she is whisked into a lawsuit by a court order for medical records?

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