Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Member Since: 28th May 2001
Total posts: 13920
Posted:My, my, my. If this isn't ironic, then I don't know what is... ubblol


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Palm Beach Appeals Court to Hear Arguments Today In Rush Limbaugh Medical Records Case
April 7, 2004


WEST PALM BEACH, FL - With the support of the American Civil Liberties Union, conservative radio commentator Rush Limbaugh will enter court today to challenge the states request to unseal his medical records as part of an ongoing criminal investigation involving alleged "doctor-shopping."



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WEST PALM BEACH, FL - With the support of the American Civil Liberties Union, conservative radio commentator Rush Limbaugh will enter court today to challenge the states request to unseal his medical records as part of an ongoing criminal investigation involving alleged "doctor-shopping."

"While this case involves the right of Rush Limbaugh to maintain the privacy of his medical records, everyone has a stake in the outcome," said Howard Simon, Executive Director of the ACLU of Florida. "The precedent set in this case will impact the security of medical records and the privacy of the doctor-patient relationship for every person in Florida."

In February, the ACLU of Florida filed a friend-of-the-court brief in partial support of Limbaugh, arguing that Palm Beach County officials violated Floridas constitutional right of privacy and state law when they seized his medical records in November.

In its brief filed with the Fourth District Court of Appeal, which is hearing todays case, the ACLU argued that law enforcement officers violated state law by using the more intrusive search warrant process to seize Limbaughs medical records, rather than by obtaining a subpoena through the proper procedures outlined in Florida Statute 395.3025. The statute requires law enforcement officers to notify the person whose medical records they seek to obtain and to grant that person a hearing to object before the records are seized. The law also gives a judge the responsibility to ensure that only the information that is necessary for the investigation and to control the use or dissemination of those records by law enforcement. The statute was passed by the Florida Legislature to specifically address heightened concerns about medical privacy.

The case isLimbaugh v. State of Florida (No. 4D03-4973). The ACLUs friend-of-the-court brief is available online athttp://www.aclufl.org/PDFs/RushBriefFinal2.pdf

http://www.aclu.org/news/NewsPrint.cfm?ID=15437&c=27


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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spritie
spritie

Pooh-Bah
Location: Galveston, TX
Member Since: 9th Sep 2001
Total posts: 2014
Posted:uhmm, forgive my ignorance, but what is doctor-shopping, and why is it considered wrong?

I'd guess that it's looking around for a doctor that is willing to work with you on diagnosing a problem and looking for solutions, but to me that should be perfectly acceptable, so I'm thinking my guess is off.


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bender
still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Member Since: 14th Nov 2001
Total posts: 6979
Posted:I have less compassion for conservative radio announcers.
Spritie, this dude was a strongly anti-drugs.
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There's nothing good about drug use. We know it. It destroys individuals. It destroys families. Drug use destroys societies. Drug use, some might say, is destroying this country. And we have laws against selling drugs, pushing drugs, using drugs, importing drugs. And the laws are good because we know what happens to people in societies and neighborhoods, which become consumed by them. And so if people are violating the law by doing drugs, they ought to be accused and they ought to be convicted and they ought to be sent up.


I do however separate the issues of holding conservative wind-bags to their hyprocrisy, and that of medical information confidentiality.
Even idiots deserve the right to privacy. We must place our faith in Karmic Balance to right Rush's ills, for who are we to exact such justice?
nice post mikey!!
peace


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Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Member Since: 28th May 2001
Total posts: 13920
Posted:Oh, but Bender, Lady Karma did come to the rescue. If I had a nickel for every time Rush bad-mouthed the ACLU, I'd be a very wealthy man. ubblol

-Mike )'(
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"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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bender
still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Member Since: 14th Nov 2001
Total posts: 6979
Posted:nikel? what's a nickel, mate? ubbangel I got not idea what metals have to do with the ACLU! biggrin

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Pippin
member
Location: Western Australia
Member Since: 5th May 2004
Total posts: 21
Posted:Doctor-shopping is going to one doctor and perhaps describing fake symptoms and getting a perscription for pain-killers. Than going to other doctors and doing the same thing so that the individual ends up with many scripts for pain-killers.



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SpitFire
Mand's Girl....and The Not So Shy One
Location: Calgary, Alberta Canada
Member Since: 2nd Dec 2002
Total posts: 2723
Posted:Oh Bender Bender Bender. biggrin

Nickle... five cent piece of American currency.

Used to be made out of Nickle, but now is an alloy of some sort.

I do have a few tidbits of useless knowledge....here and there. Sometimes.

*wanders off mumbling*


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coleman
coleman

big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay
Member Since: 29th Aug 2002
Total posts: 7330
Posted:and lo, another fish slips quietly into bender's net of well-meaning-humour-misinterpretation.


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i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
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NYC
NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA
Member Since: 26th Aug 2001
Total posts: 9232
Posted:Reminds me of an Onion headline... something like "ACLU supprots KKKs rights to burn down ACLU"...

You guys do read The Onion right?

www.theonion.com

Its out in print on the streets of New York every Tuesday. I don't miss a copy. biggrin


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Yes, let's go.
[They do not move.]

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Burzaruka
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Member Since: 13th Apr 2004
Total posts: 233
Posted:Freedom of the press at its finest I think.

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