seems to me a no brainer that medical records of a parent should be available to offspring
i can't for the lief of me understand why one would object
specifically, what are you worried about?
(what is it I am missing?)
Wow is right but the other way around in my opinion. I can understand if a parent wants to share info with a non-legal but biological offspring but I would never presume to think that the offspring has the "right" to get that information. Our rights to privacy seem to have been diluted over the years but these rights are still instilled in the amendments to the constitution as well as the well know HIPPA laws. To say nothing of the can of worms such disclosures can
open up as 142 described above. Anyway, as far as privacy goes, consider this which may be a little OT but is at the heart of my objections to the required divulging of medical information:
The right to privacy often means the right to personal autonomy, or the right to choose whether or not to engage in certain acts or have certain experiences. Several amendments to the U.S. Constitution have been used in varying degrees of success in determining a right to personal autonomy:
• The First Amendment protects the privacy of beliefs
• The Third Amendment protects the privacy of the home against the use of it for housing soldiers
• The Fourth Amendment protects privacy against unreasonable searches
• The Fifth Amendment protects against self-incrimination, which in turn protects the privacy of personal information
• The Ninth Amendment says that the "enumeration in the Constitution of certain rights shall not be construed to deny or disparage other rights retained by the people." This has been interpreted as justification for broadly reading the Bill of Rights to protect privacy in ways not specifically provided in the first eight amendments.
The right to privacy is most often cited in the Due Process Clause of the 14th Amendment, which states:
No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
Food for thought as I answer another call from a telephone scammer who has some of my personal info and is trying to trick me into giving him the rest so he can drain my bank accounts...