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Bush to drop medical records privacy clause

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7341.806/b (Published 06 April 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:806
  1. Fred Charatan
  1. Florida

    In a controversial move the Bush administration has said that US doctors and hospitals should not have to obtain patients' consent before using or disclosing medical information for the purpose of treatment or reimbursement—a move that flies in the face of legislation passed two years ago.

    The privacy protection rules are part …

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