Skip to Content
Medical Term:


Pronunciation: kon'fi-den-she-al'i-te

Definition: The legally protected right afforded to (and duty required of) specifically designated health care professionals not to disclose information discerned or communicated during consultation with a patient.

[L. con-fido, to trust, be assured]

© Copyright 2017 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review Date: Sep 19, 2016.