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‘Crime Fraud’ Applies, Psychiatrist Must Provide Records (access required)

The federal common law should recognize a crime-fraud exception to the psychotherapist-patient privilege, says an Abingdon U.S. District Court magistrate judge, and she orders a D.C. psychiatrist to produce patient records subpoenaed during a grand jury investigation of prescription of Schedule II controlled substances. In a grand jury investigation of a psychiatrist’s prescription drug ...