Medical Board Doesn’t Need Warrant To Look At Patients’ Records, State Supreme Court Rules
The court said that the government’s need to protect public safety outweighed any intrusion into privacy.
Los Angeles Times:
California Supreme Court: Medical Board Can Examine Prescription Records
California’s medical board may obtain patient prescription records without a warrant or subpoena, the California Supreme Court decided unanimously Monday. Dr. Alwin Carl Lewis, a Burbank internist, brought the case after the state placed him on probation for three years following a review of his prescription records. (Dolan, 7/17)