v. Phillips, the California
Court of Appeal for the third district once again solidified the importance of
the psychotherapist-patient privilege against an unwarranted investigatory
subpoena for production of patient’s records.
Kimberly Kirchmeyer, as
Executive Director of the Medical Board of California (the Medical Board),
launched an investigation of Geoffrey Phillips, M.D., a licensed psychiatrist,
based on a complaint that Phillips had carried on a sexual relationship with a
patient. As part of the investigation, an investigatory subpoena duces tecum
for the production of specified medical ...