Mosteller v. Stiltner, 221 N.C. App. 486 (Jul. 3, 2012)

Because the social worker-patient privilege belongs to the patient alone, a social worker did not have standing to appeal an order compelling her comply with a subpoena where the patient never asserted the privilege. In this civil action the court found that the record and the patient’s failure to participate in the appeal showed that the patient had raised no objection to the social worker’s testimony or document production.