Skip to comments.Florida Judge Upholds Rush Limbaugh's Doctor-Patient Confidentiality
Posted on 12/12/2005 2:30:51 PM PST by M. Thatcher
MIAMI, Dec 12, 2005 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Roy Black, Rush Limbaugh's attorney, issued the following statement regarding Judge David F. Crow's decision today prohibiting prosecutors from asking the talk show host's doctors about his medical treatment and condition or information he shared with his doctors during his care and treatment.
Judge Crow's ruling upholds our argument that the State cannot breach doctor-patient confidentiality just because it has obtained some medical records, and thus the state cannot ask the doctors its questions posed to the court during the hearing.
Judge Crow's decision prohibits the State from questioning Mr. Limbaugh's physicians about "the medical condition of the patient and any information disclosed to the healthcare practitioner by the patient in the course of the care and treatment of the patient."
We are pleased with the court's ruling upholding the patient's statutory right of doctor-patient confidentiality. We've said from the start that there was no doctor shopping but Mr. Limbaugh should not have to give up his right to doctor-patient confidentiality to prove his innocence.
The medical records that the State has seized and reviewed now for nearly six months show that Mr. Limbaugh received legitimate medical treatment for legitimate medical reasons. Mr. Limbaugh has not been charged with a crime and he should not be charged.
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This is great news, and not just for Rush!
Wonderful news! Hitlary and company did their best to bring Rush down. Truth wins out.
So is this the end of the case against Rush?
Thanks for the posting.
Where was Rush today?
We got a rerun in New England.
Let's hope we can reverse this trend of prosecutors going after conservatives for their effectiveness in countering liberal activism.
Not holding my breath, these people are shameless and dangerous.
Out shopping for a new doctor. ;-)
Finally, a commons sense decision.
Hopefully this decision will provide the grounds to seek monetary redress for the records seized thus far.
When legal traditions are trampled for the sake of political gain a strong case can and should be made that the individuals involved, not the state, is responsible for compensatory damages.
Good for Rush! Yipee!
Great news for RUSH, great news for a LOT of people! Bump for the Good Guys!
What about Patient-Maid confidentiality?
I think just like the attorney-client privelege, there should be Paitient-Maid privelege, so innocent prescription-drug-addicts can maintain there privacy and get their maids to buy drugs for them.
I feel sorry for Rush. All poor guy did is getting his maid to buy him illegal drugs and next thing you know he is being persecuted.
Shame on the justice system.
I was thinking the same thing, I hope that Rush goes for wrongful prosecution.
A reasonable or ethical prosecutor would fold his tent at this time. I'll leave it at that for now.
No kidding. Every time I go into a doctor's or dentist's office and am asked to read and sign the patient privacy notice I ask if they have any plans to give my records to the state. I'm always greeted with a horrified "No!"
ROFLMAO!! I figured he was probably taking his 4th bride.
Us too. Maybe he was in court with his attorney, Roy Black.
Good news for all Americans.
Don't feel sorry for Rush. He did fine won out in the end. Congrats Rush...your fight benefits not only you but millions of others.
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