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Support from ACR for the privacy and integrity of the physician-patient relationship

In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's Dobbs decision, the American College of Radiology (ACR) has released a carefully crafted statement affirmatively indicating its support for the privacy and integrity of the physician-patient relationship.

The ACR believes that the relationship between physicians and their patients is sacred and must not be jeopardized by non-medical outside interference, including federal, state, and local government intrusions beyond public health measures. ACR's statement urges that physicians, legislators, regulators, and patients work together to ensure access to safe, effective, and equitable healthcare for all patients.

The statement is posted on the ACR's website without further comment. ACR did not share the statement via its Twitter account, but it did post the statement on LinkedIn.

Physicians have a responsibility to recommend appropriate care for all clinical circumstances based on the best available evidence and careful consultation with their patients.