Chapter 3: The Treatment Relationship: Confidentiality, Consent, and Conflicts of Interest

  • A. The Fiduciary Nature of the Treatment Relationship
  • B. Confidentiality of Medical Information
    • 1. The Federal Duty to Maintain Medical Privacy: Federal Privacy Regulations (HIPAA)
    • 2. The Duty to Breach Confidentiality
  • C.Informed Consent
    • 1. Goals, Aspirations, Policies
    • 2. The Competing Disclosure Standards
    • 3. Limiting Liability for Failure to Disclose
    • 4. Fiduciary Obligations, Conflicts of Interest, and Novel Disclosure Obligations
  • D. Human Experimentation and Research