Article 6. Physician-patient Privilege - California Evidence Code Section 996

996.  There is no privilege under this article as to a communication
relevant to an issue concerning the condition of the patient if such
issue has been tendered by:
   (a) The patient;
   (b) Any party claiming through or under the patient;
   (c) Any party claiming as a beneficiary of the patient through a
contract to which the patient is or was a party; or
   (d) The plaintiff in an action brought under Section 376 or 377 of
the Code of Civil Procedure for damages for the injury or death of
the patient.

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