did this psychiatrist breach patient doctor confidentiality???
recently i was in the hospital and i spoke to a psychiatrist....i answered all her questions and she told my mom i smoked weed...did she breach patient doctor confidentiality?? i'm 16
- wizjpLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
Not at 16 IMHO
- ManderzLv 41 decade ago
No its wasn't breached.They can talk to your parents unless you are 18. When you turn 18 you can sign a waver saying that you do not want your parents to know anything even if they ask.
They can only tell someone else if they think you are going to harm yourself or others (suiscide, homicide)
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Nope, you're a juvenile, so no expectation of privacy from your parents in most states.
- Michelle HLv 51 decade ago
You're a minor, so no. Especially if you are engaging in illegal or potentially dangerous activity.