MN: Seizure of blood sample by SW to a hospital doesn’t violate doctor-patient privielge

“The seizure of a patient’s blood sample pursuant to a search warrant addressed to a hospital does not violate the statutory physician-patient privilege because a blood sample collected by the hospital as part of medical treatment does not constitute ‘information’ under the plain language of” the Minnesota doctor-patient privilege. Suppression order reversed. State v. Atwood, 2018 Minn. App. LEXIS 213 (Apr. 30, 2018).

The police were justified in believing defendant’s housemate had apparent authority to consent to police entry. United States v. Cross, 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 10961 (9th Cir. Apr. 30, 2018).*

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