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Thai Legal Experts Assert Revealing Thaksin’s Health Status Violates Privacy Laws


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3 hours ago, webfact said:


National — Some Thai law experts came out to say that disclosing the personal health conditions of a former Prime Minister, Thaksin Shinawatra, could constitute a violation of the National Health Security Act.

The warning came in response to a recent call by the Student and People Network for Thailand Reform (SNT) Association, which demanded the detailed disclosure of Thaksin’s current health status as his stay in a hospital versus a prison recently marked one month last week.


The SNT stated that they wanted the doctors at Police General Hospital to provide clarification on Thaksin’s illness to ensure that he was not receiving any privileges for staying in a hospital instead of a prison.


However, some Thai legal experts cautioned against such an action, saying physicians are required by law to keep patient information confidential as stipulated in the National Health Act of 2007 and the Medical Profession Act of 1982.


By Tanakorn Panyadee

PHOTO: Sanook


Full story: THE PATTAYA NEWS 2023-09-25


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an Ingrown Toenail is a very painful and private matter not to be shared with the general riff-raff.

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1 hour ago, smedly said:

unless you are a convicted criminal and it is keeping you out of jail - public interest

For any ordinary prisoner, yes, but bear in mind this convicted criminal is a bit special in the eyes of some. 

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