HIV Confidentiality Protected in Medical Misconduct Probe

09/28/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

A unanimous five-judge panel of the Manhattan-based First Department of the New York Appellate Division has ruled that a subpoena seeking the full medical records of nine patients of a doctor under investigation for misconduct must, with some qualification, be complied with, despite the doctor's claim that the nine, all of whom are HIV-positive, refuse to give written consent for disclosing their information.

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