doctor-patient privilege
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


doctor-patient privilege
n. A legal privilege, arising from a doctor's obligation of confidentiality, that forbids the doctor from disclosing any information or testifying about confidential health matters or communications from a patient, unless the patient waives the privilege.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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