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Landmark Case

Case Name: STATE of Minnesota v. David ANDRING

1984 MN
342 NW 2d 128
MN Supreme Court

Defendant had some sort of sexual contact with stepdaughter & niece; voluntarily went to hospital, where he told nurse, medical student, Dr., and members of group therapy session about his acts. State subpoenaed hospital records. Court said "only name of child, parent/guardian, nature & extent of injuries, and name of reporter" can be obtained, ALL else is privileged. Groups are confidential & privileged.