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Documents not covered by psychotherapist privilege (access required)

Where a subset of medical records were not covered by the psychotherapist-patient privilege, the government may review those records as part of a criminal investigation into whether the psychiatrist prescribed medication for legitimate medical purposes and within the scope of medical practice. Background This grand jury matter is before the court at the request of the government ...