REQUIRED-RECORDS DOCTRINE

REQUIRED-RECORDS DOCTRINE

required-records doctrine. The principle that the privilege against self-incrimination does not apply when one is being compelled to produce business records that are kept in accordance with government regulations and that involve public aspects. ? Some courts have held that certain medical records and tax forms fall within this doctrine and are thus not protected by the privilege against self-incrimination. [Cases: Witnesses 298. C.J.S. Witnesses ¡ì 543.]
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