patient-physician privilege

patient-physician privilege
The right of one who is a patient to refuse to divulge, or have divulged by his physician, the communications made between he and his physician. This privilege is provided for by statute in most states, and, where recognized, it belongs to the patient and not to the physician and hence, it may be waived by the patient

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