Pa. AG Says Doc Can't Challenge Fracking Medical Gag Rule

Law360, Philadelphia (November 1, 2012, 3:12 PM EDT) -- Pennsylvania's attorney general said Wednesday in a brief filed in federal court that a doctor challenging the constitutionality of a medical gag rule included in the state's new fracking regulations lacks standing because he hasn't suffered any injury as a result of the provision.

The gag rule requires doctors to sign confidentiality agreements before drilling companies disclose what fracking chemicals their patients have been exposed to on the job. The doctor, Alfonso Rodriguez, claims it prevents him from warning patients of the possible health risks associated...
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