Year: 1994 Source: New York, NY: Chapman & Hall, 1994. p.133-138 SIEC No: 20011052

This chapter provides a detailed analysis of exceptions both in-court & out-of-court to the shield law, a confidentiality issue important in investigating cases of suicide. It specifically discusses the patient-litigant exception & requests by insurance companies in order to authorize payment. The article also cites legal precedents in the United States related to these issues. (29 refs) (SC)