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Another courtroom assault on the confidentiality of the psychotherapist-patient relationship.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7595331     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The therapeutic and legal protections afforded by California's psychotherapist-patient privilege have become increasingly eroded in such recent cases as People v. Wharton and Menendez v. Superior Court. In another capital case, People v. Webb, the California Supreme Court further erodes this privilege in regard to the private (confidential) treatment records of a prosecution witness. The Webb case and its possible implications are explored.
G B Leong; J A Silva; R Weinstock
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of forensic sciences     Volume:  40     ISSN:  0022-1198     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Forensic Sci.     Publication Date:  1995 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-12-08     Completed Date:  1995-12-08     Revised Date:  2004-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375370     Medline TA:  J Forensic Sci     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  862-4     Citation Subset:  E; IM    
University of California-Los Angeles School of Medicine, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Confidentiality / legislation & jurisprudence*
Crime / legislation & jurisprudence*
Dangerous Behavior
Mental Competency / legislation & jurisprudence*
Mental Disorders / diagnosis
Physician-Patient Relations*
Comment In:
J Forensic Sci. 1996 Jul;41(4):551-2; author reply 551-2   [PMID:  8786338 ]

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