Highly private patient information: Consumer Reform Commission of the state of Andhra Pradesh
HYDERABAD: The Andhra Pradesh State Consumer Compensation Commission warned doctors and hospitals not to share patient information, unless required by a court, and warned them that if they go against this, they would be at risk. suffer legal consequences The Commission was dealing with a mortgage loan case against SBI. The Commission stated that maintaining the confidentiality of a patient’s medical aspects is absolutely necessary and said that it is not only part of a doctor’s professional conduct but also a constitutional obligation.
A two-member bank composed of Judge Noushad Ali (chairman) and P. Mutyala Naidu of the Commission allowed the claim of a G. Vijaya Kumari of Vijayawada against SBI Life Insurance Company Ltd. The Bank noted that “it is trite to take into account Lately, almost all doctors / hospitals fulfill the professional obligation and mandate of the Constitution with impunity, they share patient medical records routinely with insurance companies, without realizing the consequences. “