Medico Legal Corner
Can a doctor disclose his patient's information to the relatives?
Dr KK Aggarwal & Advocate Ira Gupta, 11 January 2019
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.&r
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