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RTI v medical ethics: some questions arising from the recent decision of the Chief Information Commissioner under the RTI Act

M R Hariharan Nair

DOI: 10.20529/IJME.2015.049


Medical ethics attaches the utmost priority to the confidentiality of medical records. Hence, the decision of the Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) rendered on April 10, 2015 in Case No: CIC/KY/A/2014/001348SA Ms Jyoti Jeena v. PIO, Institute of Human Behaviour & Allied Science (hereinafter referred to as Jyoti Jeena), that the wife-applicant is entitled to get copies of the medical records of her estranged husband has raised many eyebrows.

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