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New Cases

No Duty to Maintain the Confidentiality of Patient Medical Records in Kansas

The Court of Appeals of Kansas affirmed the dismissal of a patient’s claims of loss of privacy and confidentiality against a hospital after a physician took a photo during a sensitive exam and texted the photo to the patient and two residents. T.R. v. Univ. of Kan. Med. Ctr.

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Question of the Week

We asked a physician to attend a Leadership Council (a small group of Medical Staff leaders) meeting to provide input about some recent behavioral concerns we have had about them. The physician agreed, but only if they can bring their attorney. Our policies don’t address a provider’s ability to bring an attorney to meetings like this, so do we have to let the attorney attend the meeting?

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