[ Thursday, September 02, 2010 ]
Ex Parte Communications In Missouri:
The Missouri Supreme Court has held that HIPAA prevents a party in a lawsuit from having ex parte communications
with the other party's physicians without the authorization of the individual or some other HIPAA exception. As is normally the case, this came up in a med mal case, where the defendant wanted to talk to the plaintiff's physicians. Since the communication between counsel for the defense and the plaintiff's physicians did not include plaintiff's counsel or the court, it was not part of the litigation proceeding.
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Jeff [11:25 AM]
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