When can a physician disclose information about the patient?


Dr KK Aggarwal and Ira Gupta    03 November 2017

According to Regulation 7.14 of MCI Code of Ethics The registered medical practitioner shall not disclose the secrets of a patient that have been learnt in the exercise of his her profession except 1. In a court of law under orders of the Presiding Judge 2. In circumstances where there is a serious and identified risk to a specific person and or community and 3. Notifiable diseases. In case of communicable notifiable diseases concerned public health authorities should be informed immediately.

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