G.S. 8-53

Information that a physician (1) obtains in the course of providing physician services and (2) is necessary to providing those services is considered privileged information. The physician may not be required to disclose privileged information in connection with a legal proceeding unless
the patient waives the privilege; or
a district or superior court judge orders disclosure (as necessary to the proper administration of justice).
The privilege may not be cited as grounds for excluding evidence regarding the abuse or neglect of, or illness or injury suffered by, a child under the age or 16 in a juvenile court proceeding involving abuse, neglect, or dependency. See G.S. 8-53.1.

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