This Note will first explore the physician-patient privilege and the underlying policies which are often implicated in cases confronting challenges to ex parte interviews. Next, this Note will examine the reasoning from the jurisdictions which permit and those which prohibit ex parte interviews. Finally, this Note will analyze the North Carolina Supreme Court's decision to prohibit ex parte interviews.
David L. Woodard, Shielding the Plaintiff and Physician: The Prohibition of Ex Parte Contacts with a Plaintiff's Treating Physician, 13 Campbell L. Rev. 233 (1991).