If I ask my wife's doctor if my wife has a sexually transmitted disease does she have to tell me the truth?
For the most part, doctors owe a legal duty of confidentiality to their patients, but there are few exceptions.
"Concern for the safety of other specific persons - Doctors have a duty to protect identifiable individuals from any serious threat of harm if they have information that could prevent the harm. Such breach of confidentiality is justified if there is good reason to believe specific individual(s) is/are placed in serious danger depending on the medical information at hand."
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