Warrantless Seizure Of Medical Records OK'd In Drug Case

Law360, New York (September 11, 2012, 10:21 PM EDT) -- A Maryland federal judge ruled last week that a suspected controlled substance dealer did not have a reasonable expectation of privacy in medical records stored with her doctor, in rejecting her bid to suppress evidence seized by law enforcement without a warrant.

Police lawfully obtained Gracie Bellosi-Mitchell's medical records at the home of her physician because neither the Fourth Amendment nor the Maryland Constitution establishes a reasonable expectation of privacy in situations where a third-party recipient of medical information provides that information to the government during...
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