Cedulie Renee Laumann's answer As with many things legal, whether a romantic relationship is legally problematic will depend on the circumstances. Was the doctor pursuing the patient while treating or did the romantic interest arise well after the termination of the doctor/patient relationship? Was the doctor/patient relationship a single visit without dependency or was this a long-term counseling situation? Besides all that, is the doctor in a practice / group with rules about such relationships?
Mark Oakley's answer Who served the subpoena? The Board? And they served your employer? The Board has authority to investigate licensed Social Workers under its jurisdiction, but it is subject to certain requirements and you have due process rights. You have the right to file an objection in court to a subpoena of your records, if you have a legal basis to do so, such as the Board exceeding its authority. Consult a lawyer in private about what concerns you may have and what steps you should take to protect yourself.
Ronald V. Miller Jr.'s answer I don't think this is a medical malpractice case. Did you call the lab and tell them you no longer want to take the test and explain why? I doubt they would hold your feet to the fire if you have not yet taken the test.
Eric Todd Kirk's answer You can't sue your employer. You may have a valid claim for malpractice, but only if another doctor is willing to state under oath that an act of medical negligence occurred. You should ask your current lawyer for a referral to a medical malpractice attorney.
Cedulie Renee Laumann's answer A health care power of attorney specifies when it comes into effect. While customarily people retain full power to make decisions until they lack the ability to do so, an advance directive and durable health care power of attorney can kick into effect whenever the planner dictates.
Cedulie Renee Laumann's answer You may wish to re-post with a clearer legal component to the question. Patients are free to seek a second opinion from another medical provider if they have questions about any care offered by current providers.
Cedulie Renee Laumann's answer Unless the concerned parent is a medical professional who learned the news in a professional capacity, talking with the parents of a child's boyfriend/girlfriend would not seem to violate any known privacy laws.
Richard Sternberg's answer If the substitute is naked in the PoA and the document allows it, you are already done. If not, simply re-execute the document while the grantor is competent. If it is more complicated than that, you need to consult with a lawyer. Of course, there is no law requiring others to accept the PoA, so, as the kids say, YMMV.
Paul D'Amore's answer With regard to your medical records, Maryland health care providers are required to disclose medical records within a reasonable time, but no more than 21 working days after the date a person in interest requests the disclosure. A health care provider that knowingly and willfully refuses to disclose medical records in violation of Health-General Article § 4-309 (a)(d) is liable for actual damages, is guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction is subject to a fine not exceeding $1,000 for the...
Ronald V. Miller Jr.'s answer Malpractice claims are almost always going to be controlled by state substantive law. Google "Maryland informed consent law" for Maryland law which differs from many other states.
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