Article 6. Physician-patient Privilege - California Evidence Code Section 992

992.  As used in this article, "confidential communication between
patient and physician" means information, including information
obtained by an examination of the patient, transmitted between a
patient and his physician in the course of that relationship and in
confidence by a means which, so far as the patient is aware,
discloses the information to no third persons other than those who
are present to further the interest of the patient in the
consultation or those to whom disclosure is reasonably necessary for
the transmission of the information or the accomplishment of the
purpose for which the physician is consulted, and includes a
diagnosis made and the advice given by the physician in the course of
that relationship.

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