AAPS wants Limbaugh warrant deemed illegal
NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted March 22, 2004
The Palm Beach County State's Attorney's decision to seize Rush Limbaugh's medical records will hurt physician-patient relationships, the Assn. of American Physicians and Surgeons said in a friend-of-the-court brief in a case claiming that the local search warrants to obtain Limbaugh's medical information had violated state law.
"Doctors will reasonably fear 'Big Brother' scrutiny of what they include or omit from the medical charts of patients," the AAPS brief states. "To avoid professional risk, doctors will further refuse to treat pain patients adequately."
Note: This item originally appeared at http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2004/03/22/prbf0322.htm.