Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Hsieh Forbes Column On Mandatory Reporting By Physicians Of Patient Dementia

My latest Forbes column is now out: "Should Doctors Be Required To Tell The DMV If You Have Dementia?"

This is another example in which a well-intended law may create perverse unintended consequences. As a friend noted, "Mandatory reporting laws of any kind are fraught with danger. One reason is that, from the patient's point of view, they can blur the lines between talking to your doctor/nurse and talking to a cop."