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Trump Required Walter Reed Physicians To Sign NDAs Before Treating Him In 2019
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Miloch
2020-10-08 17:07:28 UTC
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TOPLINE President Trump required Walter Reed Medical Center physicians and
nonmedical staff to sign non-disclosure agreements last November before treating
him, NBC News reported Thursday, as his physician Dr. Sean Conley and members of
the Trump administration face charges they have obscured information about his
coronavirus diagnosis.

At least two doctors who refused to sign NDAs were not allowed to take care of
the president, people described as being familiar with the process told NBC
News.

The individuals did not know if the president required Walter Reed physicians
and nonmedical staff who had not previously signed one to do so before taking
care of him during his recent visit.

White House Deputy Press Secretary Judd Deere told NBC News all doctors are
bound to patient physician confidentiality under the Health Insurance
Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and that he would not provide further
comment on any other additional guidelines required by physicians caring for the
president.

Under HIPAA, physicians are prohibited from disclosing the patient's personal
health information without their consent, a point Conley repeated multiple times
during recent press conferences.

When asked why he had been evasive about if the president was given supplemental
oxygen, Conley said he was “trying to reflect the upbeat attitude” of the
president. “I didn't want to give any information that might steer the course of
illness in another direction. It came off that we were trying to hide something
which wasn't necessarily true. The fact is he's doing well,” he said.

Hours after Conley’s optimistic report on the president’s heath on Saturday, the
White House issued a statement to reporters attributed to “a source familiar
with the president’s health” that said that “the president’s vitals over the
last 24 hours were very concerning and the next 48 hours will be critical in
terms of his care. We’re still not on a clear path to a full recovery.” After it
was revealed Trump was given oxygen before being flown to Walter Reed on Oct. 3,
White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said Trump went through a “very
concerning time” and confirmed the next 48 hours would be crucial to Trump’s
recovery. Conley has been evasive about multiple things, including the timeline
of Trump’s diagnosis, if he was given supplemental oxygen and the condition of
his lungs. The White House has released updates from Conley regarding Trump’s
coronavirus treatment and recovery with the note that he is releasing the
information with the president’s permission, raising a question of how much
control the president had about what was disclosed and how it was framed.



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Jack Shit
2020-10-08 18:39:56 UTC
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TOPLINE President Trump required Walter Reed Medical Center physicians and
nonmedical staff to sign non-disclosure agreements last November before treating
him, NBC News reported Thursday, as his physician Dr. Sean Conley and members of
the Trump administration face charges they have obscured information about his
coronavirus diagnosis.
At least two doctors who refused to sign NDAs were not allowed to take care of
the president, people described as being familiar with the process told NBC
News.
The individuals did not know if the president required Walter Reed physicians
and nonmedical staff who had not previously signed one to do so before taking
care of him during his recent visit.
White House Deputy Press Secretary Judd Deere told NBC News all doctors are
bound to patient physician confidentiality under the Health Insurance
Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and that he would not provide further
comment on any other additional guidelines required by physicians caring for the
president.
Under HIPAA, physicians are prohibited from disclosing the patient's personal
health information without their consent, a point Conley repeated multiple times
during recent press conferences.
When asked why he had been evasive about if the president was given supplemental
oxygen, Conley said he was ?rying to reflect the upbeat attitude?of the
president. ? didn't want to give any information that might steer the course of
illness in another direction. It came off that we were trying to hide something
which wasn't necessarily true. The fact is he's doing well,?he said.
Hours after Conley? optimistic report on the president? heath on Saturday, the
White House issued a statement to reporters attributed to ? source familiar
with the president? health?that said that ?he president? vitals over the
last 24 hours were very concerning and the next 48 hours will be critical in
terms of his care. We?e still not on a clear path to a full recovery.?After it
was revealed Trump was given oxygen before being flown to Walter Reed on Oct. 3,
White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said Trump went through a ?ery
concerning time?and confirmed the next 48 hours would be crucial to Trump?
recovery. Conley has been evasive about multiple things, including the timeline
of Trump? diagnosis, if he was given supplemental oxygen and the condition of
his lungs. The White House has released updates from Conley regarding Trump?
coronavirus treatment and recovery with the note that he is releasing the
information with the president? permission, raising a question of how much
control the president had about what was disclosed and how it was framed.
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So what? Damn he owns your sorry ass.

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