Violation of MCI norms: SSR father moves complaint against psychiatrist for alleged misconduct
Mumbai: Calling attention to the violation of the Medical Council of India (MCI) norms by allegedly breaching doctor-patient confidentiality, KK Singh, the father of late actor Sushant Singh Rajput, has written a complaint letter to MCI against the deceased actor's psychiatrist Dr Susan Walker.
Highlighting the alleged misconduct by disclosing the patient's medical condition with a news channel without consulting him, KK Singh, in his complaint letter, said under regulation 8.2 of the Indian Medical Council (professional conduct etiquette and ethics) Regulation 2002 a registered medical practitioner shall not disclose the secrets of patients that have been learnt in the exercise of the profession.
"The above-mentioned medical practitioner claim that Sushant Singh Rajput had consulted her for certain areas mental condition for which she had given her consultation and opinion that without going any further into the alleged medical condition of Sushant Singh Rajput it is clear that any consultation between Sushant Singh Rajput and above mentioned medical practitioner was strictly confidential and disclosure of the same would be misconduct," the complaint said.
Sushant Singh Rajput's father KK Singh filed a complaint to Medical Council of India stating, "any consultation between Sushant Singh Rajput & Registered Medical practitioner Susan Walker was strictly confidential & disclosure of same would be misconduct under IMC regulation." pic.twitter.com/ImOsddhEs1— ANI (@ANI) September 8, 2020
Singh said it has come to his knowledge that the medical practitioner has given a news interview to a senior journalist making disclosures regarding the medical condition of Sushant Singh Rajput and making secrets public, which she obtained in a strictly professional capacity and the disclosure bearing the mention exceptions would amount to the professional misconduct.
"As such, it is clear that Susan Walker has waived her confidentially without any legal basis and without even consulting the complainant and as such as she has committed professional misconduct under regulation 7.14 of the 2002 regulations," it said.
He said the regulations require the medical practitioner not to reveal anything disclosed by the patient in confidence.
Sushant Singh Rajput was found dead at his Mumbai residence on June 14.