- President Trump’s doctor has declined to answer several major questions about the president’s COVID-19 case.
- His physicians are bound by HIPAA privacy laws, which only allow them to disclose the details about a patient’s health that the patient has authorized them to share.
- No law requires presidents to share all their health information with the public.
- “The ethics are stacked up against the public understanding, knowing, and really following what’s happening,” one expert said.
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The public will likely never know all the details surrounding President Donald Trump’s battle with COVID-19.
His doctor, Sean Conley, declined to share key details about Trump’s health during a press conference on Monday, citing the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).
“I’m not at liberty to discuss,” Conley said when asked about Trump’s lung scans, adding, “there are HIPAA rules and regulations that restrict me