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Doctors Can't Rat on Patients, Court Says
The Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Friday ruled that psychiatrists can't testify against patients who make dangerous or threatening confessions during therapy. Although psychiatrists are sometimes required to report incidents to authorities that could lead to violence, an
panel ruled that prosecutors couldn't use testimony from doctors to help convict their patients.
August 25, 2003 at 12:00 AM
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By Jason Hoppin |
Updated on August 25, 2003
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