Dec 172019
 
 December 17, 2019  Posted by  Court, Featured News, Healthcare, U.S.

Sara Merken reports:

Medical prescription records should be shielded from warrantless searches by federal agents cracking down on illegal use of opioids and other narcotics, New Hampshire officials are arguing in a First Circuit case.

The case is the first to test whether the Supreme Court’s decision last year in a cellphone privacy case, Carpenter v. United States, should apply to consumers’ prescription information that states collect and hold. Success for New Hampshire may encourage other states to thwart law enforcement access to the drug databases.

Read more on Bloomberg Law.   The case is U.S. Department of Justice v. Jonas.

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