The Act prohibits a pharmacist from being required to release medical information about a patient, unless there is a written waiver by the patient or the patient's legal representative, a court order, or subpoena requiring release. Pharmacists releasing information pursuant to a waiver, court order, or subpoena are not liable for doing so. Patients waive the limited privilege of confidentiality provided to the Act to the extent that they their care of treatment at injuries in issue in an administrative, civil, or criminal proceeding.
James R. Westbury Jr.,
EVIDENCE Witness Generally: Limit Circumstances in Which Pharmacists May be Required to Release Medical Information About Patients,
Ga. St. U. L. Rev.
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