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What are the MCI guidelines regarding revealing patient information?

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Dr KK Aggarwal and Ira Gupta    21 November 2017

Chapter 7 of the MCI Code of Ethics Regulations 2002 has issued guidance on this. Regulation 7.14 states The registered medical practitioner shall not disclose the secrets of a patient that have been learnt in the exercise of his her profession except in a Court of Law under orders of the Presiding Judge in circumstances where there is a serious and identified risk to a specific person and or community and notifiable diseases. In case of communicable notifiable diseases concerned public health authorities should be informed immediately.

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