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Privileged or Discoverable? Illinois Courts are Dismantling Traditionally Recognized Evidentiary Privileges in the Health Care Arena

By Laura Wibberly on Monday, August 21st, 2017

Illinois courts are dismantling evidentiary privileges traditionally recognized in the context of health care. Recently, the Illinois Supreme Court held that section 15(h) of the Health Care Professional Credentials Data Collection Act, 410 ILCS 5/17-1, et seq. (2012) does not create a privilege.[1] In order to see and treat patients at a health care facility, a physician must…

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