Medico Legal Corner
Can a doctor disclose his patients information to the relatives?
Dr KK Aggarwal and Ms Ira Gupta, 09 September 2018
As per Medical Council of India Code of Ethics Section Clause 7.14, “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; andnotifiable diseases.” It is his duty
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