Physician-Patient Privilege Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Physician-Patient Privilege, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Physician-Patient Privilege?

n.The right of a physician not to give any legal statements in a trial regarding any persoanl and confidential information about his patient that he is bound to keep secret.The patient can sue him for any breach of trust except I some cases where the physician can give statements with the patient’s permission.